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To: Alberta's Child

Diesel is easier and safer to store and use. I’d pay extra for a diesel generator.


11 posted on 10/31/2012 4:20:11 PM PDT by Paladin2
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Diesel is easier and safer to store and use.

I agree with that and have 1999 diesel fuel still stored that my bug-out van seems to start and run on just fine (it has been treated with PRI-D). There has not been any significant bacterial growth and apart from some inevitable acidity, seems to be perfectly usable. However, I certainly wouldn't recommend putting it in a new rig except in dire emergency.

17 posted on 10/31/2012 4:52:31 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture tm)
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I’d pay extra for a natural gas generator hooked up to my natural gas lines here at my house.


26 posted on 10/31/2012 6:24:16 PM PDT by Ditter
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I’d pay extra for a natural gas generator hooked up to my natural gas lines here at my house.


27 posted on 10/31/2012 6:24:39 PM PDT by Ditter
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"I’d pay extra for a diesel generator."

That's what I did. $1600 for a ChiCom 6.5 KW.

Lost power for 6 days after Irene. It sucked. Luckily I'd filled a barrel with water for the toilets. Without it we'd have had to move in with family that had juice.

This storm the power blipped a few times but held on. I can hear generators across the valley that had power last time but drew the short straw during this storm.

I feel a lot better with 55 gal. of diesel for longevity and safety.

31 posted on 10/31/2012 6:34:51 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik (In a tornado, even turkeys can fly.)
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