Im bringing this conversation over here so it does not get in the way of the Weedophiles on the other thread 0_o
I’m sorry I’m too hi I just realized I will stick to this one.
No stress i just made it.
Over sizing is (almost ) never a bad idea…
consider how long till you need the extra power tho… you may use more fuel running an over sized unit then it would cost to install a smaller one with upgrade in mind and run it for x years (this is the part that decides if it is worth it) then resell it and put it towards a new bigger one.
How soon do you plan on Needing 10000w
Remember sustained watts (what it will run) are far less than surge watts(What it can push for a second when something turns on…I have seen them listed by this…do not be fooled.)
I had a Portable 12000w Generac that i got in trade… i only used it a few times and sold it because the fuel use was less than amusing and we only need 2000- 3000w unless the stove was running…its now a 6000w surge 3000 or 4000 sustained now? I don’t really remember for sure… she lives alone so she does not need Much
Less than 2 years I will upgrade the ac. The ac infinity exhaust in 12 inch with carbon filter will be installed within the next few months. I see exactly where you are coming from. From what I have read of a genni runs at half load you get more run time between tanks. That aside I am already looking for 120 gallon horizontal lp tank to set on the property. My neighborhood is gas free. So in getting a tank that size I could run my grill convert the useless wood burning fireplace over to a propane heater insert and have multiple uses. Plus I don’t have to constantly watch as close on fuel levels. Plan to only use gasoline if I royalty screw up and run out of propane but I can’t see me using that much in a years time unless it hits the fan. I really like what you did at your moms place. It looks simple enough my wife or son could use it if I’m not here to do it for them.
IF it is a variable generator(whatever they are called)…not all are…(maybe nowadays…this is older info.)
mine was and at half power it was still … hungry
Also it is not like you will be running it all the time…how often you need it on average will be a big player here. 2yrs? I would just go with the big one unless you foresee more than occasional outages
Unless thats 2 years in Musk time.
I must admit…
Now that i made this thread Im just waiting for a chance to yell (ITS OVER 9000)w
Ahh yeah when we lost power and I lost my sanity I started reading up on gennies lots of the new ones cut back at half load and some offer up to three options of fuel. We have never had anything like this last week and I have lived all over. This area isn’t prepared I don’t think they will take this as a warning and get prepared so I gotta do what I gotta do. But we also get really long heatwaves and will see blackouts then too. I just don’t want to loose my sanity over this again.
Little secret every time I have a run something makes me loose it. Last time was my second try ever and the seedlings were gently waving in the fan breeze when the cat found them and went full on predator mode:face_with_symbols_over_mouth:. The first try was in my garage with only a tent and a light during the heat of summer. I couldn’t get the temp below 85 to save my life. Stupid uninsulated garage door I made the whole house stink. The second was in a room inside and I had got another light air conditioner and a exhaust fan with filter and only the room smelled. Seeing as how my son has friends and that room was off the game room I decided that it was time to up the game and make the conversion. Until Sunday I had no plans of a generator or any backup plan. Taking stuff for granted. So I think the timing of everything was actually a good thing. It’s caused my mechanic side to kick in and I like redundancy and plans b and c. So now I’m so lucky to have met you and the few friends that I have because I’m not by any means an electrician but I can wire up the room to the breaker box and set and pull the wire out to the main. I just don’t want to mess around inside the main if I can get away with it. You have truly shown me exactly what I have been trying to overenginer in my head for days!!! I can’t thank you enough for your help. I hope you will hang around thru the transformation. I know I will have a ton more questions especially when I get the guts up to try dwc or if I ever make it to co2. Also the stuff you are doing ie the double light mover are things that I have been pondering for a couple months I don’t believe that I have a tall enough tent for two so I’m looking to make a spreader bar and hang one identical light on each side to counter balance the weight and have it run back and fourth.
Unfortunately i agree with you.
My dog digs them up and brings them to me for a pat on the head…%&$^&% adorable little SH#%
RDWC is my specialty…(If i can be said to have one yet)
CO2 is my mistress right now.
And Im a water filtration tech by trade so hit me with those questions too.
Water/ air filtration is all under my thumb lol
My dog just lays at the tent door staring at them just like I do lol. She is happy we had bbq tonight and she is getting pork ribs and brisket. No wonder she stays by my side lol. The ac I have now is great I can literally turn it around switching the vent and the discharge hose around and it makes heat. It also dehumidifies. Down side it faults out on e4 every day to two days. E4 is tank is full. Really humid here. Simple fix build a frame set it on top of a 30 gallon tank buy small aquarium pump and boom I drain it once a week. Other downside is the space it takes up. Mini split does the same I’m not certain about dehumidification. And it mounts 7 foot up the wall or so allowing me to make a little place to germinate and clone. The portable unit would be ideal for my family to use inside. Thus keeping everyone as comfortable as possible without having to take on a second mortgage or sell a kidney.
What about a bulkhead fitting and a tube going to a drain? (if a drain can be had.)