Hi it's a pleasure to find another person in Brooklyn trying to go off
grid. Being an environmentalist of 22 years I've come across many
products that has allowed me to partially be off grid. My goal is to
be totally off grid by next year.
Please consider going green with your work.
I found a real simple guide for about $47 that has given me step by
step instructions on making my first solar panel that I use to power
various items throughout my home. I will be using it for my boiler
system this winter so I am extremely excited about that.
The site that I received the information from was featured on an
industry review forum title Innovated Assessment Solutions, Inc.
Their website is
Good luck to you and stay green.
Good catch. However, depending on the type of oil filler, could be bad
advice. If it's just the plug you pull off & fill to the line it won't
hurt anything but if not, especially if it has a stick and you can put
in a lot more than it's supposed to have, you're going to have suds,
lots of heat, and a boat anchor if it runs for very long.
but if the oil is low, a sensor could very well be a cause for not
starting. Filling furhter than recommended isn't going to help
anything. If it does, there are bigger problems with the unit.
If the engine won't run with choke off, it very possible the gasket dried
out, between the carb and the engine. Pull the carb off, the gasket is
probably loose. Put a tiny bit of Permatex #2B non hardening gasket sealer
on the gasket, and reassemble. Should work a lot better. May also explain
That's far from a "new" generator. It's only "unused". The fuel lines,
carb, bowl, jets etc. have probably all become full of varnish from the
time in storage. You'll have to have it cleaned out and checked.
Tossing gas in the spark plug is stupid advice as it can easily keep the
thing from ever starting period, til the gas evaporates and in some
cases can cause damage to the engine. If you wan to do something like
that, get a can of starting fluid to squirt into the carb. But, that
will cause the engine to almost start and you'll pull the dirt/grime
formed in the old fuel harder into the needles etc. and it still won't
start. Lost cause til you get it serviced.
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