I have a generator outdoors, that will turn on if the power goes off.
But the generator needs propage to operate. The cost of propane is very
high right now, and they require as minimum of 200 gallons, before they
will come to fill the tank. These 200 gallons would cost me around
$860. NO WAY am I going to spend that much!
I decided it was time to replace the generator. A local company quoted
me about $4650.00 for a gasoline operated generator, and told me I will
need to change the gas at least every 3 months so it dont get stale.
That's way too much money, and changing the gas sounds like a huge
So, I've decided to just replace the engine on my generator with a large
electric motor. The engine is a 12HP, so I guessed I need a 12HP
electric motor to run the generator. I can buy a used 12HP electric
motor for about $600. A few hours work and I'll have the engine
replaced with this electric motor. Thats cheaper than the propane and
much cheaper than a new generator, plus I wont have to ever buy propane
or gasoline again.
Saving money involves using your brain, and I just proved that....