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    DCorlando, there's something wrong with your shop. I can see the floor and workbench top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    I do hope you let the #1 wife out on occasion.
    I ran an informal experiment once. I put her and the dog in there and came back the next day to see which one was happy to see me!.....

    The experiment was an utter failure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmax View Post
    That's kinda what I was thinking. 3 sides and a roof. Maybe a removable roof for maintenance. Some kind of anchor in concrete. We've had it for years and it has single digit hours on it.
    I have had mine for years too but it has over 240 hours on it. Generac Pro grade with oil pressure pump and spin on oil filter. Still runs as good now as it did new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan R McDaniel Jr View Post
    DCorlando, there's something wrong with your shop. I can see the floor and workbench top.

    Alan
    It's because of that rowdy stick arc welder, every time I use it it tries to set something on fire so I have to keep things tidy. ;-)

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    Running a generator inside a closed garage falls inline with grilling inside a garage. Neither are on my bucket list of things to do. If I can't run the genny outside because it's raining then I run it in the garage with the door open. Since it doesn't run the furnace or air, there is nothing to draw the fumes inside the house. I make certain the exhaust is pointed outside the open door of the garage.

    I keep looking at the Generac. I'd have to have NG install since I'm all electric and I'm not crazy about the idea of having NG installed just for the Generac and I can't have a big propane tank here.

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    Once you get on line with the gas they will also hit you for a minimum charge monthly even if you do not use any gas.
    If you didn't bring jerky what did I just eat?

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    Yeah, then there's that.

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    I have a propane generac. Just a little 8K but it runs the furnace, the sump pump, the fridge and freezer. Our hot water heats off the boiler for the heat so no high draw there.

    The worst part is all the rules we have here about where you can place the tanks, how far they have to be from the house, how they can't be anyplace you can run into them with a vehicle, and how far away they need to be from any source of ignition, like the genny itself.

    Well....maybe the worst part was digging the underground line trench through all the tree roots and glacial till (rocks) here. Had to go down 3 feet for a 15' trench with a hand shovel, axe and crowbar. The best part was the stump of a tree someone had cut down maybe 30 years ago. Couldn't have hit that more dead nuts center if I had known it was there. Add chainsaw to the list.
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    Isn't that always the case? It's the stupid stuff that gets you. I was working with guy one time and he put down a 3/8" ground rod and drove it into a 1/2" copper water line. He had a whole house to put that rod down and the very spot he put it down he drove it smack into a half inch water line. You can't plan that kind of bad luck.

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