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    Question whole house generator

    Would a whole house generator that runs on propane be a good investment? I would buy a large propane tank full to go with it. Any suggestions about this subject would be greatly appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtgrandma View Post
    Would a whole house generator that runs on propane be a good investment? I would buy a large propane tank full to go with it. Any suggestions about this subject would be greatly appreciated.
    if you have diesel/fuel oil storage already you should look in that direction - it would be an investment $$$ to install a large enough propane tank for just a gennie ...

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    propane is a great fuel - stores forever
    but those whole house gennies eat fuel like nobody's business
    and if you are forced to abandon your property - can't take it with you.

    IMHO best solution is to buy a portable tri fuel genny
    portable, more fuel options, more stingy on fuel consumption
    probably wont' run your whole house, but in crisis you wouldn't want to any - your focus will be on stretching your fuel supply
    YMMV

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    This is what I invested in and it works great. Although it was under $900 when I bought mine, now it says $1300. Mine is the 12000w model, but they go up to 15000 now. I have a power hookup out by my shop where I do not need to hear it while inside the house.

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M0N8256...3AJZJBHJ?psc=1

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    It would really depend on your goals and your budget. You could always pair it with a battery bank, run it for a couple hours in the morning and then in the evening.
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    I went with the small generator option. I've used it several times when power has gone out for whatever reason. I also rigged it to feed the entire house, but I can only run a few things at a time, or it trips the generator offline.
    I did it this way bc the fuel costs were astronomical otherwise. Several hundred dollars a month- much higher than my regular electric bill.
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    Thank you everyone for all your ideas! I will be checking them all out to see what will work best for me.

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