Started by Redoverfarm, November 25, 2007, 08:34:07 PM
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Quote from: ben2go on January 04, 2012, 09:10:03 PMWhen you blow your lines out,how much pressure do you use and how long do you run air through the lines?Being in the south,we don't have to do it unless a house sits empty for a long time.Mine has sat over 10 years now and I didn't think to do it.Now,it's a complete replumb.Need it anyway.The PVC is almost 40 years old.
Quote from: Redoverfarm on January 05, 2012, 06:47:16 AMThere was no particular pressure. I used a portable air tank which was filled to 90PSI initially and decreased as I progressed from the loft to the 1st floor. I shut all the cut off's valves except the one I was using and did the cold 1st and then the hot. The lines are Crestline & Genova CPVC which is rated for 100 PSI @ 180F. Just used short burst. After a few you can tell when there is no back pressure. I only refilled the tank once to complete the process. I guess it would depend on how much water is left in the lines to determine how long you would have to maintain pressure on a line. The process sounds really simple but took 6-7 hours to complete.
Quote from: Redoverfarm on December 13, 2011, 09:24:50 PMWorking at the cabin intermittently lately. Discovered a problem with my generator. Had the Generac service personel at the cabin the other day and determined that the lower oil seal was leaking on the drive shaft. They were on another service call and agreed to take a look at mine. I had noticed oil leaking out from under a lower shield. All the fittings and filter were dry. I called their office and they agreed to take care of the problem as soon as they received a service manuel and partsfrom Generac. This is a newer model than the manuels they have. He advised that he would contact me to arraign to pick the unit up. Well I guess that will be the determining factor on winterizing the cabin as far as shutting down the generator/inverter and battery bank. In the meantime I have been trying to get my batteries equalized. With the help of Mountain Don I think I am getting there. I went up on top of the Mountain today to retrieve my friends (recently passed away) Generator and Lawnmower Battery. He had a problem with the charge being down and froze last year and they had to be replaced. While up their I decided to take a few photographs and try out the telephoto lense. This picture was taken from on top toward my house some 2-3 air miles awayHere is the same but with the telephoto lense. If you look in the center of the previous photo you can barely see this Just a few inches of snow the other day but it still lingers on the north side of the cabin. The "witch hat" is working as designed. Be interesting to see when a major snow hits. Found a pretty interesting tree out the bedroom window that I thought others might like to see. I just wonder how it became to grow this way. Better hide it from "Poppy" or he would be taking it to Ohio to use as cruck beam.
Quote from: Redoverfarm on November 13, 2011, 07:41:18 PMCjAL yes it is. Only 6000 watt. BUT it is the only generator that Generac will warranty for "off grid" application. The other Generac generators ( standby's) the manufacturer will void the warranty if they are placed into service without grid tied power. In addition you will have to have Generac to furnish you with an additional wiring harness to auto/remote start. The Ecogen is already equipted with auto/remote start wiring. While Generac voids the warranty on other standby generators manufactured by them for "off grid" use the Ecogen carries a 3 year warranty and the service interval is lot longer than regular standby's. You ask me how I know this. Athat neighbor had purchased an 8000 Standby and had to go through the hoops that I described. In fact I too was going to purchase the same as him until I learned the particulars regarding the warranty and auto start features. Even with the Ecogen you will have to supply some power to the generator to " maintain" the starting battery whether that be grid power, battery bank or additional solar power. This is the major problem I see with their generators but one you have to go through. I use my battery bank to accomplish this. My neighbor uses a couple of small solar panels.I am not real sure of the particulars regarding the engine in comparison with others that they build by it is my understanding that they are built stronger to run longer than the standby's. They have a pressurized oil system to make sure that it maintains proper lubrication while running for longer period of time. I use a Magnum AGS (Automatic Generator Start) control which is wired to the inverter control module.
Quotehook my generator up to come on automatically when batteries are low.
Quote from: Johnny on January 15, 2012, 06:48:00 PMI have an Eco Gen 6 it is 1 yr old and I have had a problem noticed oil had leaked blowing out the left vent area of the generator. Just curious what your problem turned out to be. Am calling the generator company near here tomorrow to see if they can come and repair it. I live in ontario Canada and would appreciate any input you might have. I have not been able to find anyone to hook my generator up to come on automatically when batteries are low. Any info would really help Thanks, John
Quote from: ChuckinVa on January 15, 2012, 10:10:31 PM"Here is the satisfied bovine until tomarrow."Is tomorrow a special day for him? He looks a little like T-bone or Porter house to me or maybe Sir-loin but then You know I love to eat !
Quote from: rick91351 on January 15, 2012, 10:52:05 PMJohn it is so nice to know that livestock in West Virginia act and react like those out here in Idaho. Your not going to keep yours around like Glenn's cow pets?
Quote from: Redoverfarm on January 15, 2012, 11:01:02 PMNo here they either make a profit or are dinner. Too expensive otherwise.