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What Have You Done to Your Onan Generator Today?


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Old 09-12-2017, 04:04:40 PM
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Building a good strong crate to ship the onan 30 dda to flordia..
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Old 09-12-2017, 04:12:19 PM
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Do you still have a house left??
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Old 09-12-2017, 05:10:39 PM
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Building a good strong crate to ship the onan 30 dda to flordia..
Florida?? Or Montana?
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Old 09-12-2017, 05:19:24 PM
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Key largo flordia.. yep both houses are still there.. one i own but I'm renting and one I'm buying.. the rental is in a flood x zone and has impact wondows.. the only damage was the screened in area blew away.. other house looks ok but don't know yet it's not mine so my friend there dident go in the back looking.. looks to be ok.. but the first floor (3 storys on the gulf side on the beach) got 5 feet of storm surges, but the house is about 5 feet up from the water
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Old 09-12-2017, 05:23:23 PM
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Building a good strong crate to ship the onan 30 dda to flordia..
If you don't want to ship it that far, I'm closer.
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Old 09-12-2017, 05:32:07 PM
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I'll take that into consideration.. my cousin in West Palm beach has a shipping hook up.. 480 to ship it from l.a to key largo door to door.. has to be under 3000 pounds and 48x96 and 60 inches or lower
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Old 09-13-2017, 10:44:56 AM
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Well not by me but my 12DJC in Hollywood, FL has been powering three separate households in the area for four days non stop via extension cords. I guess they rigged up a nurse tank with several gallons of diesel fuel at the ready and all is working well. I have no idea as to loading or balance but my buddy down there says each household is tied to one phase of the three phase output? Oh well, it hasn't tripped up a single time I'm told so assuming none of the houses are pulling their full load through entrance panels. Be interesting to see some photos of what I'm told of the operation.

All affected seem to be grateful to have power available as commercial is still down in that area.
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Old 09-17-2017, 07:28:48 AM
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He kept a running log on the 12DJC and it was shut off once per day to check the oil level in the engine. None was added, but it is showing right about 1/2 quart low after the extended near six day run. Total run time was 137 hours on meter with just over 146 gallons of #2 "on road" diesel fuel consumed. It was plumbed into his semi tractor fuel tanks so had a good amount available.

Think I'm going to call this one good without need for further testing.

I have to work in Palm Beach, FL at a radar site next week, so will plan on driving down and bring it back with me. Was planned to work there this week but the trip has been postponed due to storm damage to navigational facilities that office maintains. I offered to help but so far they've got it covered citing they didn't take the damage other places did.

Another good Onan story for the books I'm thinking.....

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...137 hours on meter with just over 146 gallons of #2 "on road" diesel fuel consumed...
They sure kept it loaded, rated fuel consumption is 1.05 GPH at full load.
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Old 09-17-2017, 09:24:33 AM
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Wayne- loaded for sure, and the estimated fuel usage is pretty darn close, 143.85 would be the Onan estimate, hope they are all that close considering the age of some of the gens.
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Old 09-17-2017, 01:15:33 PM
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I don't know. I've never physically seen the set. I purchased it from the NASA pretty much sight unseen. All I know from the tag #'s is it's a 12.0DJC built in January of 1984. I assume the totalizer meter is correct in operation but again, I really don't know anything about the set. Who knows who was running what. They were supposed to only run freezers and refrigerators to keep foodstuffs from spoiling but you know how people will push the envelope for convenience such as air conditioners when it's above 90 degrees. If there are no faults, there are no problems right????

I'm glad it got a good exercise regardless. With that much usage and little oil consumption to show for it, I'm quite impressed for my $135.00 purchase price..... Of course I have to get it up here but that's going to be a washout as the govt. is going to pay my travel due to working in the area next week.
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, I'm quite impressed for my $135.00 purchase price..... .
Sorry to hear you got taken so badly. Maybe next time you will shop around and find one at a "fair" price.
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Old 09-17-2017, 02:08:28 PM
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Sorry to hear you got taken so badly. Maybe next time you will shop around and find one at a "fair" price.
I know; the pain is sometimes unbearable.....

The $10.00 purchase "premium", is what really hurts.
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I'm glad it got a good exercise regardless. With that much usage and little oil consumption to show for it, I'm quite impressed for my $135.00 purchase price..... Of course I have to get it up here but that's going to be a washout as the govt. is going to pay my travel due to working in the area next week.
Sounds like you got a heck of a deal. Glad to hear that you got some of your tax dollars back. The only way I receive government aid is when I get a bargain at a government auction.

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Old 09-17-2017, 06:56:24 PM
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This is a case where "Paying it Forward" was recognized, and applied. The unit was purchased legitimate through auction, and the rules complied with. Nothing skirted. Yes, it was a good deal. However the seller, and broker, both know I'm the end user, and it's not an item for resale.

I've had such good service from my other 12.0DJC I wanted another and knew the existence of this one being surplus; hence the initial inquiry, and result. I am also working on another with a burnt out power generator section, (I'm told) for the engine.

I am pleased this set was able to provide it's intended service to the benefit of others in their time of need.

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