Generators ! What octane gas ?
Hi folks !
I have a dinky Yard Works 950 watt generator. Just for emergencies.
Yesterday as I was loading the truck for my camping trip to Indiana, as usual I fired up the generator to make sure she was still working. I then connected my small space heater to it at its low setting and the generator basically said overloaded and cut the power off. I tried several times with the same results.
Then itoccured to me that I had 87 octane gas in it. And my snow blower simply refuses to run with 87 octane gas. so I filled the generator with 91 octane gas and started it up. To my surprise it was able to keep the heater going at low setting with 91 octane gas.
Thus the question, what octane gas do you use in your generators ? Did you ever find that it made a difference in performance of the generator ?
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