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Dayton/Generac 8KW diesel finished and installed


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Default Dayton/Generac 8KW diesel finished and installed

I showed some pictures of my Dayton genset a couple of weeks ago. Since then I got the day tank Rhino lined and reinstalled. I finally got my trusty Kubota tractor and gently pushed it into place in my carport. I had a muffler shop make up a tail pipe for me that now goes through the one panel I added to the carport to keep the rain off of the generator. The panel is easily removed to get to the left side of the generator.
I ran the set wit a 40amp combined load for 25 minutes and the temp gauge ran at 160deg. which is what the thermostat is rated.
I installed both the temp gauge and fuel level gauge. Both will be handy to monitor the generator.
I filled the tank full and added a half a pint of two stroke oil for added lubricity of the ultra low sulpher fuel.
Now I just wait for the power to go out.
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Very nice work!
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Now Murphy's Law kicks in. With a permanently install stand-by generator, your power will not go out. All of the hour the engine will acquire will be from exercising the unit.

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Now Murphy's Law kicks in. With a permanently install stand-by generator, your power will not go out. All of the hour the engine will acquire will be from exercising the unit.

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My thoughts exactly!
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be sure to put all the panels back on to keep the critters out.
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be sure to put all the panels back on to keep the critters out.
I did and I also LOCKED them to keep the "Two Legged" critters out!
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Now Murphy's Law kicks in. With a permanently install stand-by generator, your power will not go out. All of the hour the engine will acquire will be from exercising the unit.

Kent

So true! Spent 2 years rebuilding a Kubota genset after Katrina destroyed our home. It has been over 5 years, since Katrina, without a power glitch, and more importantly NO HURRICANES! Appears to be a good investment!
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