General discussions including topics about living off grid
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Do you remember what brand it is? Is it older? I dont remember seeing it on the show, but I probably just wasnt paying attention.
As for the fuel, I know you can get generators that do either or, but not both like other multi fuel engines. Diesel, does not require an ignition system like Nat Gas would.
I like the hand crank idea though....although it would need a pretty big fly wheel in order to get the momentum to get compression going.
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Sounds like a Lister Clone Engine. I think the EPA in their great wisdom stopped the import of any more of these engines. There are still a few out there for sale.
As for a generator that will run on Natural Gas or diesel? Yes, Generac makes such a generator. They are several hundred KW in size. I understand the application is for a hospital backup. As I understand the engine is started on diesel then after the engine comes to running temp as much as 60% of the fuel can be natural gas. If the natural gas fails the engine automatically jumps back to 100% diesel.
Just more worthless information.....
I had a real old Homelite 7500 dual fuel generator, single cylinder easy pull model, had 2 fuel tanks, one for gas and one for kerosene. The theory was to start it on gas and let it warm up, then switch from gas to kerosene tank. When this unit was manufactured kerosene was cheaper than gas but today the opposite is true. That one through a rod and was not repairable, then I bought a Kohler 4500 watt gasoline, natural gas or propane burning twin engine electric/remote start. This was a nice unit that even the wife could start, just push the switch from inside the house. I elected to use propane since that was the cheapest fuel at the time. It ran clean and made very little noise. Those old time giant flywheel generators were made in the 20s and 30s and were primarily used on ships, most were 1200 RPM and also most were scrapped during WW2 for the steel. Wish I had one.
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