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    Quote Originally Posted by angelatc View Post
    Why would you do that? (Serious question.)
    when you're off grid for any period of time eventually toting highly flammable plastic 5 gallon cans in your economy car can become quite a chore; a corner store habit you'd rather do away with

    much nicer and safer to have johnny propane maintain a bottle in your backyard

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    Can you convert it to natural gas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by angelatc View Post
    Can you convert it to natural gas?
    Simply change an orifice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    Simply change an orifice.
    I'm not really a prepper, but we have natural gas here at my house. We've lost power for extended periods, and it seems like if we bought a generator, hooking it up to the gas line would save us from running to the gas station every day.
    * Enforce Border Security – America should be guarding her own borders and enforcing her own laws instead of policing the world and implementing UN mandates.

    * No Amnesty - The Obama Administration’s endorsement of so-called “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, will only encourage more law-breaking.

    * Abolish the Welfare State – Taxpayers cannot continue to pay the high costs to sustain this powerful incentive for illegal immigration. As Milton Friedman famously said, you can’t have open borders and a welfare state.

    * End Birthright Citizenship – As long as illegal immigrants know their children born here will be granted U.S. citizenship, we’ll never be able to control our immigration problem.




    Reprinted from http://www.ronpaul2012.com/the-issues/immigration/ [Nov. 29, 2011]

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelatc View Post
    I'm not really a prepper, but we have natural gas here at my house. We've lost power for extended periods, and it seems like if we bought a generator, hooking it up to the gas line would save us from running to the gas station every day.
    They make kits for natural gas.

    Every propane kit has a NG kit as well.

    Here's the link for Briggs and Stratton engines.

    http://www.usgemini.com/generators/c...l-gas-tri-fuel

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    They make kits for natural gas.

    Every propane kit has a NG kit as well.

    Here's the link for Briggs and Stratton engines.

    http://www.usgemini.com/generators/c...l-gas-tri-fuel
    OMG - that is so awesome! Killing me not to get lost in it. But my husband isn't handy, and while I sort of am, I'm afraid of mucking about with the gas lines. Hmmm....maybe the plumber next door....
    * Enforce Border Security – America should be guarding her own borders and enforcing her own laws instead of policing the world and implementing UN mandates.

    * No Amnesty - The Obama Administration’s endorsement of so-called “Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, will only encourage more law-breaking.

    * Abolish the Welfare State – Taxpayers cannot continue to pay the high costs to sustain this powerful incentive for illegal immigration. As Milton Friedman famously said, you can’t have open borders and a welfare state.

    * End Birthright Citizenship – As long as illegal immigrants know their children born here will be granted U.S. citizenship, we’ll never be able to control our immigration problem.




    Reprinted from http://www.ronpaul2012.com/the-issues/immigration/ [Nov. 29, 2011]

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    Quote Originally Posted by angelatc View Post
    OMG - that is so awesome! Killing me not to get lost in it. But my husband isn't handy, and while I sort of am, I'm afraid of mucking about with the gas lines. Hmmm....maybe the plumber next door....
    LOL - Understood.

    That is certainly something you don't want to do half assed.

    That said, I have no reason to think that the NG kits would not work as well as the propane kits.

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    Getting its first real workout, after all these years.

    So far, so good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post
    Getting its first real workout, after all these years.

    So far, so good.
    Ah, thanks for the bump...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    Simply change an orifice.

    Highly recommended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danke View Post
    Highly recommended.
    the "orifice" in question... is typically called a "jet"
    and has to do with the interior, conical shape.

    what I like about this forum. is how very STUPID people assume that I am.
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    Only problem I've run across so far: the rapid evaporation of the liquid propane causes the tank to freeze up and reduces the temperature of the liquid propane so that it does not "boil off" properly and can starve the engine for fuel.

    Shaking the tank and then placing it closer to the engine air cooling discharge and exhaust helped keep it warm and eliminated that problem.

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