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Long time coming
« on: November 17, 2016, 12:56:21 PM »
ila_rendered  Many things delayed this,  weather,  bank account, time etc.  But finally the Genset has a new
home.  Not finished, but warm, and dry.
  Kind of anxious to get it wired in, and run, so final setups can be done.
"Even a blind squirrel will find an acorn once in a while"
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Re: Long time coming
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2016, 01:28:27 PM »
Looks great, professional..  Is it a diesel?

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Re: Long time coming
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2016, 08:59:08 PM »
Looks great...
just do it

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Re: Long time coming
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2016, 07:04:32 AM »
  Thanks Hiker
  Eraser:  yes, it is, rescued from scrap heap.  Total overhaul, then added the Alt.  14KW
  Not huge, but our power needs are modest unless the welder is being used.
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Re: Long time coming
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2016, 08:53:27 AM »
Are you using a transfer switch or does this run loads that are normally not on? Or is it hooked direct to your inverter?

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Re: Long time coming
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2016, 07:32:37 AM »
   For the short term, a manual transfer switch.  It is either genset, or grid.  No possibility of both.
   It runs everything, as the grid would.
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Re: Long time coming
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2016, 12:45:02 PM »
     bj you did good.  Looks great.

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Re: Long time coming
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2016, 06:20:31 AM »
   Thanks Dave.  Hoping for a test run this week, but still have a lot of small details to take care of.
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Re: Long time coming
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2016, 04:58:56 PM »
    Just had to do it.   So please excuse the temporary fuel line.
    Two mufflers,  exit is pointed away from house, towards trees.  Can't hear it at all
from the house.  (very happy about that)
    Rad is from a Toyota Helix, V-6.  Was a bit worried about the Mini Cooper rad
under extended high load.  A bargain, only $60 plus mail.
    With the extra mass of the alternator, I'm happy with the factory mechanical
governor.  Didn't deviate more than 5 rpm, but only an electric heater for load.  (1500 W)
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Re: Long time coming
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2016, 07:51:42 PM »
Hi BJ just wondering whether you plan to fit fans to the radiator. I guess you will see how warm it gets when running, I would have guessed that a couple of thermo fans would make it run a lot cooler.
Looks pretty neat, good to hear that it is quiet, generator noise is pretty aweful after a while.
Cheerio
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Re: Long time coming
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2016, 07:56:48 AM »
   Pete:  In a word, yes.  I am in the process of making a shroud out of aluminum, and a 15 inch
electric will be fitted to that.  Control will be from the bottom temp of the rad.
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Re: Long time coming
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2016, 12:01:04 PM »
Some progress made
air intake built, waiting for air filter canister to be built.  Wanted to use the same filter
as my tractor uses.  (less spares to keep)  But to do that I had to build a sheet metal
roller.  That is almost done.
Shroud hammered out, sorry about the shakey pic, gives even flow across the rad,
and should do the trick.
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bj

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Re: Long time coming
« Reply #12 on: December 29, 2016, 09:56:48 AM »
Looks great BJ! And double points for fewer spares!

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Re: Long time coming
« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2016, 02:37:40 PM »
Do you get water coming down the Exhaust Pipe from condensation ?
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Re: Long time coming
« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2016, 08:59:10 PM »
Not if I do a decent length run.  I had the exhaust off of today, and no signs of rust, but logic tells me
that there  will have to some condensation if the exhaust doesn't get hot enough.
Thanks Woof.  Always appreciate any heads up.
"Even a blind squirrel will find an acorn once in a while"
bj