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Old 08-08-2017, 04:58:59 PM
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Default Many thanks to all the 7.5JB information from the Stakkers

I wanted to express my thanks to all those who gave me a lot of valuable tips and help over the past year of getting my 7.5 JB up and running. I finally got the new control wiring and new AVR finished up. I fired it up and IT WORKS. Connected it to a 2500W load and it STILL WORKS!!

Big time smile on my face. Had to go up and kiss the Missus who just rolled her eyes as I spent a few dollars here and a few more there over the past year or so.

I am posting some pictures to show what I ended up doing for the AVR. The SX460 seems to be working great.

Again.

Many thanks to all those on this forum who helped me out.
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Old 08-08-2017, 05:37:39 PM
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Nice Job!

The Missus will be kissing you when she is comfortable during a power outage.
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Old 08-08-2017, 05:56:56 PM
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Another satisfied Onan JB owner!
Looks great.
Good luck with it.
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Old 08-08-2017, 06:11:36 PM
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Default Re: Many thanks to all the 7.5JB information from the Stakkers

The other half will never thank you when the power is out for two days and your machine is saving her bacon. They expect you to cater to their needs. Sry to be so callous but I'm married too.
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5 years ago she was singing a different tune when we lost power for several days. Her main concern was could I get gas to keep the generator running so she could use her hair dryer.
So she does humor me on this project.
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Very nice job! The "boss" has plans to buy something big and expensive that you will know about shortly. Have the wallet packed with ca$h.

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VERY neat wiring work! That is always something I like to see. You don't say what fuel you are running. Natural gas or a 250-500 gallon propane tank is the way to go.
I have had to use my JB 3 times in the past two years for an extended outage. One was at night and the other two were during the day in Summer. When it is 104 outside and 75 degrees inside, my wife always smiles and thanks me for the Onan install.
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Old 08-08-2017, 07:59:04 PM
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Very nice job! The "boss" has plans to buy something big and expensive that you will know about shortly. Have the wallet packed with ca$h.

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As we vicariously sit back and wait. Yet we think it's not something electromechanical or mechatronic.

Howm ima doin so far. Don't disappoint us.
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sounds like its got wheels, most likely 4!
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Real neat layouts think I like yours better than mine. I just recently had to completely gut my number two JB panel and also used a sx460 in that and it does seem to do the job nicely. Geo
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VERY nice wiring job! Is that a mechanical TDR?
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It's a 12VDC timer that I found on EBAY. I am attaching a copy of my new control wiring.
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....The "boss" has plans to buy something big and expensive that you will know about shortly...
I can buy all the generators I want to without seeing this effect. But my experience with other items is that the actual cost is 4X what I spend. For example, I buy a $3K machine, then she will have to spend $9K for something.
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