Generators are put in dedicated rooms all the time for industrial
applications. I'd love to have the unit from Verizon Granada Hills
C.O. - 750KW Continuous, 1MW surge - and you need that when you're
starting two 50-ton AC units and several 5 to 10-Ton ones, and all the
Phone Switch battery chargers. The phone switch is a huge computer,
they don't like working when they get hot.
An Architect, Engineer, and special permits required. You have to
make a separate sealed room in the building with provisions for taking
the exhaust out the roof to a proper stack, away from all windows and
air intakes. Large fixed vent louvers in the wall low and high, and
forced ventilation when the engine is running. Remote fuel tank buried
or pad-mount outside - only a small Day Tank allowed in the room. Fire
sprinklers. Extinguishers. Fire rated doors, walls, ceiling into the
rest of the building
And a proper transfer switch, with a way to monitor the Utility line
to see if it's back yet. If you just transfer the whole house that's
fine, but you still have to tap off a separate 15A breaker to be able
to monitor utility power.
You could do the same thing on a smaller scale at home, but you'd
still better plan it all out properly first.
--<< Bruce >>--
Totally as an aside, FYI, and all that, on the offshore rigs, natural gas
would be taken out of the wellhead, refined slightly (probably the water and
particulates filtered out), then used to power the pumps that pumped the
rest to the refineries.
We had three production barges in the Java Sea working that way. Gas
off the three phase separator, through a liquid knock-out drum, into
We did get caught one time though when another well came on stream
making a lot of wet gas, some of which got through the system and
resulted in burned valves in a 500 KW generator.
I know, I was in it and my power was out for a time. It was not all
that cold that you'd need the heat on 14 hours a day. It warmed up
nicely on Monday.
If there was a spell of temperatures below 20 all day, you may need
more, but not this past storm. At that point, you put all your
refrigerated items outside to keep them so power is less critical.
Sure, if all you're doing is heating a house and cooling food. I have
a business to run and a sump to pump, and it would be nice to be able
to do so without having to deal with gas cans.
Gamers also need power 24/7.
'course, one big car battery should suffice for a while.... for a small
gamer, at any rate. :)
13:15:33 -0500 typed in rec.crafts.metalworking the following:
Tunnel down to the basement wall, add an outside access with
stairs (or a ramp). Convert basement to a "daylight Basement". Use
dirt to landscape the garden. Home improvement on many levels.
Go not to the Net for answers, for it will tell you Yes and no. And
Did you forget to include the 12 volt charging system in your kw
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