Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: Search
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  



Open Roads Forum  >  Search the Forums

 > Your search for posts made by 'dangerbird' found 3 matches.

Sort by:    Search within results:
  Subject Author Date Posted Forum
RE: Generator

A small nitpick is that the ignition and the fuel shutoff are on the same control so you can't shut off the fuel with the engine running and let the carburetor run dry. The Honda generators are identical in this respect. I bought a separate shut off switch from Hutch Mountain and put it on in place of the Honda's kill switch. Now, I can choose between shutting off the Honda with the kill switch, or shutting off the fuel and letting it run dry. I don't know if the Hutch Mountain kill switch connector is compatible with the HF generator. However, you can get an NO (Normally Open) momentary contact switch. Cut one of the two wires that kills the generator, and wire the two ends to the momentary contact switch. Then, if you want to stop the generator RIGHT NOW, press and hold that switch. If you want to run the tank dry, turn it off normally, and the momentary contact switch will let it run till it is out of fuel in the carb. I will likely make a similar modification. Going to wait out the 90 day return policy before drilling holes, etc. Carl
dangerbird 07/07/19 02:30pm Tech Issues
RE: Generator

I have 3 or 4 hours on a 3500W inverter style. It runs at 124V unloaded and falls to about 119V at around 3000W. I checked the waveform with an oscilloscope at full load. It's a perfect sine wave and was dead steady at 60.02 Hz at all loads. A small nitpick is that the ignition and the fuel shutoff are on the same control so you can't shut off the fuel with the engine running and let the carburetor run dry. There is a carb float bowl drain screw with a hose coming out underneath so you can drain the carb. You have to remove the side cover to do that. Almost as good. I took it all apart to inspect things and found it to be well constructed and assembled. I bought it for my house and it will run my LP forced air furnace, my water systems pressure pump, a portable air compressor, and all my power tools such as grinders, hedge trimmers, heat guns, etc. I put Mobil 1 5W-30 in it and will run it until 8 hours on the clock, then change the oil. It's the same engine that's in my pressure washer. Several years on that without issue. It's also quiet enough that my neighbor doesn't hear it. Carl
dangerbird 07/05/19 07:07pm Tech Issues
RE: Forum Posting Problems

When you get the "Service Temporarily Unavailable" page, just hit refresh and it will retry the desired page. Carl
dangerbird 05/10/19 04:41pm Towing
Sort by:    Search within results:


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2020 CWI, Inc. © 2020 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.