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Old 07-23-2016, 11:20 AM   #21
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If you have the ford chassis, the factory sender/pump assembly has the generator pipe. When I replaced the fuel pump, I took a few pics:



The generator pipe is on the left. Someone may have added an extender , or depending on the chassis manufacturer, they run the pipe to the bottom!

More pics of the project: http://www.pbase.com/brucemac/fueltankpump

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Old 07-22-2018, 10:07 PM   #22
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I think your answer seems to be, run it until time for maintenance. Stop it, do maintenance, then run it some more.
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Old 07-25-2018, 12:31 AM   #23
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If you run your generator continuously for days, I suggest shutting it down occasionally to check the oil.
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Old 07-25-2018, 12:34 AM   #24
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During hot summer does anyone leave generator and air-conditioned run while refueling?
I turn everything off when refueling with gasoline or propane. Saw too many fire safety film explosions at work.
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Old 07-25-2018, 03:20 AM   #25
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We use our rv for weekend races. I start the generator on Friday morning and shut it off on Sunday night. Spent a week at a track in Colorado, only time it was turned off was mid week to check the oil. Never been a problem, 2017 ds3011 with 5500 miles and 1200 hours on the generator. My last class C had over 8000 hrs on generac generator in the 8 years we owned it.
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I think your answer seems to be, run it until time for maintenance. Stop it, do maintenance, then run it some more.
Wow! A 2 yr old thread?
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Old 07-26-2018, 03:47 PM   #27
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Wow! A 2 yr old thread?
This popped up an opportune time for me.

I have a propane fueled Cummins/Onan generator. Do I need to operate it monthly as recommended in the manual? The wording makes it seem like the monthly operation has more to do with stability of gasoline.

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Gas or propane it needs to be run. Under load for at least 30 minutes.
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This popped up an opportune time for me.

I have a propane fueled Cummins/Onan generator. Do I need to operate it monthly as recommended in the manual? The wording makes it seem like the monthly operation has more to do with stability of gasoline.

Thanks in advance for helping out this newbie
A great thing about propane fuel for generators is the fuel never goes bad like gasoline can. Propane and natural gas are the best choice for standby generators for residences and industry.

However, the generator still needs to be run for two reasons. Running lubricates the engine to prevent rust and it dries out the windings of the generator which keeps it working properly. Run it at least half an hour under half load once per month. I usually use the air conditioner or heat pump. If the temperature precludes using either one, I just set a space heater outside, plug it into the outside receptacle, set it on high and let it run.
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Wow! A 2 yr old thread?
Some topics are timeless, and this appears to be one.
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Some topics are timeless, and this appears to be one.
OK . The answer is 6.25 days.
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OK . The answer is 6.25 days.
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