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Hello all. I’m a stranger to all tools that run on gasoline, NG, and LPG :confused:. Growing up dad only used electric tools lol. I recently purchased a portable Tri fuel generator to be used only for emergency power. Plan to run it on NG (already have the hookup in the yard). Only use so far was to make sure she works. Working on some storage options when not in use which will be most of the time. Will be sending some questions your way looking for some seasoned advise / opinions.
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the best pro tips are:
make sure the supply lines are over sized or the next size up from any charts.
quick couplers with valves are a good plan.
keep all hoses out of the sun when not in use.
have locks for the generator for when the generator is in use.
have a noise plan.... nothing worse than to hear a loud generator if you do not have power on a hot night!
plan well for a long extended run, spare parts, oil filters etc on hand.
magnetic drain plug and dip stick is a great idea to help keep the trash out of the bearings.
 

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….and get about 5 hours on it and then change the oil. It’s not ready for duty until that’s done. Have spare oils , filters and a spark plug or two. Get a case of synthetic small engine oil or a 10w30 motorcycle oil. Can’t get that stuff during a crisis. Having a generator isn’t being prepared unless it’s been prepared for service. Can never be too prepared…
 

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Do you plan to have it connect to your electrical panel to power the entire home or are you using extension cords ?

The best way to get to know your new machine is to connect it and run it for several hours after initial break in and oil change, this way you get an idea of fuel consumption and how your system works.
 
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