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What Have You Done to Your Onan Generator Today?


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Old 06-07-2018, 07:03:56 PM
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Used it as it should be used for work. I've never powered anything from the 120VAC side of the DJC so powered my welder with it to weld up my motorcycle trailer frame. You'd think I was too poor to pay the electric bill with not a single light burning and powering the welder with a diesel generator set:

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The welding was after cutting and fitting all the steel tubing on Tuesday with the bandsaw powered by the DJC:

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I've got to learn to count better as was off by four pounds in my calculations. I figured 186 pounds for the weldments with the running gear mounted. However, that being said the frame and running gear finished weighing in at 190 pounds overall but I didn't figure weld deposition rate so probably pretty close over all.

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Oh well, I'm getting old. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Don't much let this DJC set around without earning it's keep.

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That forklift looks a little small for the trailer...

What is that old truck? Mack?
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That forklift looks a little small for the trailer...

What is that old truck? Mack?
Yes I didn't allow the frame to hang there very long for fear of exceeding the duty cycle of the portable lift.

The truck is a 51 A-40H Mack. I'm the second owner. Tandem dump truck.

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Of the nine Mack trucks I have, that one is my favorite.
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Looks like someone put some modern rollers on that Mack.
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Looks like someone put some modern rollers on that Mack.
What are you referencing? The front aluminum rims? Not new at all as the truck is on 10.00X22 bias tires all the way around. The rims are Alcoa manufactured in April, 1965 as per their date stampings in the rims.
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That 1951 A-40H Mack truck would look nice painted in a high gloss bright red and decked out in chrome or a dark metallic high gloss green with chrome. If I was 25 years younger, had the room, had the truck, had the $$$$$, it would be my project starting with a full tear down rebuild. It would look so sweet! However, a perfectly running "barn find" is just as good too.

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Arrived home this evening about 10 pm. House looked normal but rain was really pouring down. Turned on the outside lights before getting out of car, wow was it really coming down. Opened car door to notice a nice low rumble - JC was on. Checked and it turned on about 8:00. Now it's 1:30 am and electric co says power might be on by 5:30.

Don't really need heat or A/C right now, so guess I'll turn it off for the night. Nice little six hour exercise. Actually one of the longer ones recently. Been having a lot of five to ten minute outages. So good to really get it heated up. Love my Onan.
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Today I had to move my 7.5JB and mobile transfer switch and thought it was a great time to exercise it by simulating a power outage and letting the transfer switch do the rest. The exercise last for about 35 minutes using a light load of about 10 amps on one leg and about 20 amps on the other leg. I ran on gasoline and the entire exercise ran flawlessly. Pictures seen below.


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Not much new here.

I am building a love child of a Thermoking 50 gallon reefer auxiliary diesel tank and a garden wagon to serve as a extended run/project mini semi trailer fuel tank. I doubt I need that much reserve diesel but the 8 gallon tank on the DKD (Rat Gen) won't go a full 24 hour day unsupervised. Hence, the Rat Tank. Will post pics when its not just a tank and piece-part stuff in boxes.

Plus I need something simple to do as a project that isn't too time consuming or high expectations. Work is giving me some long hours which is really why I am thinking of why I need to let the generator free range itself for over 24 hours if need be.

As for the "modern rollers" comment on the Mack...well..that vintage a reasonable expectation would be split rims.
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