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We have 3 generac generators here, 1 runs the house, 2nd the barns, and the 3rd the hangar, they are all propane powered, as we don't have natural gas here, but do have 3 large propane tanks, as do most people out here. The truck comes automatically 3 times a year, and if you are on the delivery list, it just comes by while in the area and tops off the tank(s).
Sounds like a nice set up !
I'm looking into 2 100 lb. LP tanks to have as back up to the NG. Then if needed it just takes switching a valve on the line & at the Generac & it's on LP.
 

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Sounds like a nice set up !
I'm looking into 2 100 lb. LP tanks to have as back up to the NG. Then if needed it just takes switching a valve on the line & at the Generac & it's on LP.

Why futz around with those, get a real tank with a delivery service?? Those 2 * 100lb are about 3/4 day worth of runtime at best...?
 

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I agree. The agenda now is to eliminate fossil fuels and ICE and replace with electric. Then, their next agenda will kick in - eliminate electric because they haven't increased the electric grid capacity for all the chargers, and replace with bicycles.
so you are saying don't sell my bike;)
 

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Why futz around with those, get a real tank with a delivery service?? Those 2 * 100lb are about 3/4 day worth of runtime at best...?
Your right, but I was thinking to get by for 1 week, maybe I should think more long term.
What size tank would be more worthy ? 500 / 1000lb ?
 

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I was watching this video the other day from the mid 60's England. The question was what will it be like in the year 2000 or something like that.. Almost all the kids were saying there will be over population. One said she didn't think she would like eating her food in pill form. Maybe what they were teaching them in school at that time made them answer that way?
I think with the push to go electric and what will happen to gas powered cars? Will gas be real expensive that not many will drive them? Will this whole change over take 30 years and we won't really notice it happening? What will the cars of the drag strip look like in 30 years, all electric or still much like today? One think is for sure, the electric cars can go fast and a 9 second one will be the norm soon with a bunch in the 8's if they are not restricted
 
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I got the tanks that can be buried, so i don't have to see them. They are 1000 gallons each, a 1000 gallons lasts a long time, and we use a lot of propane.
We have many appliances that even run on propane that most people don't have like the clothes dryer, furnace, ac, hot water, and not just the generators.
 

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Your right, but I was thinking to get by for 1 week, maybe I should think more long term.
What size tank would be more worthy ? 500 / 1000lb ?

Larger propane tanks are rated in gallons not lbs.
If you only plan to power the generator and say bbq off it, a 300 gallon is plenty. Get a gauge for it, when its down to say 30% to 40% call for delivery as its likely going to be a couple of weeks till the truck arrives. If you want to bury it for yard aesthetics, buy a tank that is meant to be buried.
 

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Oh and if you are somewhere hot a lot, look into getting your ac swapped out for a propane ac and get a 500 gallon tank.
 

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Your right, but I was thinking to get by for 1 week, maybe I should think more long term.
What size tank would be more worthy ? 500 / 1000lb ?
Larger propane tanks are rated in gallons not lbs.
If you only plan to power the generator and say bbq off it, a 300 gallon is plenty. Get a gauge for it, when its down to say 30% to 40% call for delivery as its likely going to be a couple of weeks till the truck arrives. If you want to bury it for yard aesthetics, buy a tank that is meant to be buried.


What he said, I would add that at this point of commitment, it becomes an issue of what you're willing to invest as well.

Local building codes also get involved : (

I'm not allowed to have a tank that size or I would.
 

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still at what point does the government step in and say these are way to fast
They already have, in the E.U. and U.K.

2022... mandated speed governors, with Govt control.

Stay tuned, kids...

Bob
 

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They already have, un the E.U. and U.K.

2022... mandated speed governors, with Govt control.

Stay tuned, kids...

Bob
I can never understand why America wants to become Europe sooooo bad.
 

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I can never understand why America wants to become Europe sooooo bad.
I think you mean, American leadership.

The answer is that European laws and regulations are much more draconian. Which means, a populace more controlled.

Bob
 

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Speaking of generators, after the freeze here in Feb. & freezing my ass off with out electricity for a week, I bought & installed a 13kw Generac in April, now as long as the natural gas stays on I'm good. ;)
You didn't get the propane model??
 

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Your right, but I was thinking to get by for 1 week, maybe I should think more long term.
What size tank would be more worthy ? 500 / 1000lb ?
If you're talking about the generator being able to run everything in your house, you should figure on a 300-500 GALLON tank for 7 days or so. A 120 gallon will get you by for about 3 days or so depending on load.

Figuring that you'll reduce load at night while asleep. You can get tanks of this size and larger in both above and underground configurations. My parent have a huge one buried in their yard as their heat and cooking run on propane.

Take a look at this for an idea:

https://www.amerigas.com/about-propane/propane-tank-sizes


https://www.superiorpropane.com/tank-sizes
 

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IT'S STILL GONNA BE A FAST GOLF CART

No vibrations, no smells, no sounds

Sorry.... HARD PASS
 

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It’s a good 2 years away and that’s a loooooooonnnnnnnngggggggg ttttttttttiiiiiiiiiiiimmmmmmmmmmmmeeeeeeeeee for technology😁
 

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I was watching this video the other day from the mid 60's England. The question was what will it be like in the year 2000 or something like that.. Almost all the kids were saying there will be over population. One said she didn't think she would like eating her food in pill form. Maybe what they were teaching them in school at that time made them answer that way?
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I just hope I see another 10 > 20 years, at 30 years from now I'll be a old mother F'er (91) & probably won't give a shit. Wait I don't give a shit now. :LOL:
 

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It’s a good 2 years away and that’s a loooooooonnnnnnnngggggggg ttttttttttiiiiiiiiiiiimmmmmmmmmmmmeeeeeeeeee for technology😁

2 years away in a production release, especially for a new model and technology, not a revision, is right NOW...

Start watching for spy-shots out in the wild.
 

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You didn't get the propane model??
It will do either with a switch of a valve, NG or LP. Since I have NG in the house I hooked up to that, with LP back up.
 
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