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Old 07-13-2019, 02:32 PM   #1
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Extended/Extra Fuel Cell for Generator Recomendations

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I have been searching for an extended fuel cell for our Generator but many of the reviews indicate that there are 'flow' issues with some brands. Would be grateful if anyone can suggest one that works without collapsing or air locking.


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Old 07-13-2019, 02:39 PM   #2
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Helpful if you share which generator you have
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Old 07-13-2019, 02:53 PM   #3
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Please forgive me... Its a Honda 2000.


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Old 07-13-2019, 03:51 PM   #4
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I have been running this extender tank with my two Honda 2000 generators. Just one time it didn't want to transfer fuel but I rechecked and tightened all the connections and it worked perfectly.
https://www.northerntool.com/shop/to...8951_200408951
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Old 07-13-2019, 06:04 PM   #5
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Much appreciated!


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Old 07-14-2019, 04:17 PM   #6
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I use the Atima Extend Run Dual Fuel System with an Atwood 6 gallon plastic fuel tank for my 2 Honda EU2200i generator's.

About $170.00 for everything.

https://www.amazon.com/Atima-Generat...y&sr=8-1-fkmr0
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Old 07-14-2019, 05:30 PM   #7
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Hondas have an internal fuel pump, so you can use any external tank. Some folks use marine tanks. Just look for a good price. Makes it easier if you get the kit to convert your fuel cap(s) into a straight flow through.
Here is my setup. I use valves ( 1/8" drip irrigation valves so I can run one at a time or both. I found if you don't use the valves, if one is not running it can drain the fuel out of the onboard tank. Also when you detach the lines, you won't lose fuel from the tanks via siphoning. And yep, I'm cheap so I built my own dual system
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I agree, it is very important to install valves.
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Hondas have an internal fuel pump, so you can use any external tank. Some folks use marine tanks. Just look for a good price. Makes it easier if you get the kit to convert your fuel cap(s) into a straight flow through.
Here is my setup. I use valves ( 1/8" drip irrigation valves so I can run one at a time or both. I found if you don't use the valves, if one is not running it can drain the fuel out of the onboard tank. Also when you detach the lines, you won't lose fuel from the tanks via siphoning. And yep, I'm cheap so I built my own dual system
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Good info on the valves.

I have been running one Honda 2000 on a boat fuel tank for quite awhile and recently acquired a Honda 2200 I want to plum into the same system. I'll now pay attention to plumbing in a couple of valves.
BTW, I see that you are using a regular gas can (rather than a boat tank). Can you provide details on its cap modifications? It would solve space/storage issues for me. Perhaps in a pm rather than distracting from this thread?
My apologizes to the OP for stealing this thread.
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Good info on the valves.

I have been running one Honda 2000 on a boat fuel tank for quite awhile and recently acquired a Honda 2200 I want to plum into the same system. I'll now pay attention to plumbing in a couple of valves.
BTW, I see that you are using a regular gas can (rather than a boat tank). Can you provide details on its cap modifications? It would solve space/storage issues for me. Perhaps in a pm rather than distracting from this thread?
My apologizes to the OP for stealing this thread.
Your post is still about extended run tanks, so I don't see it as stealing a thread. Expanding a thread perhaps?
Anyway, the tank in the picture is actually an extended run tank, not a regular gas can. I bought it from the same website I bought my generators from, along with the generator fuel cap kits. The tank has an output port with an 1/8" nipple on top of a draw tube that goes to the bottom of the tank. It was just a lot cheaper than a marine tank, and I added the dual hose setup and valves.
I'd give you the website and price, but it was purchased about 14 years ago
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Your post is still about extended run tanks, so I don't see it as stealing a thread. Expanding a thread perhaps?
Just playing it safe.


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The tank has an output port with an 1/8" nipple on top of a draw tube that goes to the bottom of the tank. It was just a lot cheaper than a marine tank, and I added the dual hose setup and valves.
I'd give you the website and price, but it was purchased about 14 years ago
Ah, draw tube. I forgot about that. I can build that. Thanks
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Sounds like an interesting project! You will have to share pics and let us know how it works out.
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Ah, draw tube. I forgot about that. I can build that. Thanks
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