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Best Tri-Fuel Portable Generator?

Old 11-03-2011, 12:19 PM
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Default Best Tri-Fuel Portable Generator?

Who makes it?

Winco 6kW and 12kW models with Honda engines?
Old 11-07-2011, 10:42 AM
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Default Option to burn gasoline, propane, or natural gas

Somebody out there on THT must have an opinion. Please share it.
Old 11-07-2011, 10:53 AM
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Why not just just gas? I would think tri fuel would add a lot of complexity to the generator.
I have been considering one the Generac XG6500 for home backup, I have a Yamaha now which has been great but it is too small and the larger models are too expensive.
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i have a Northstar tri fuel. honda 13hp motor. owned it for about 9 years. used during isabel in 03 it ran about 12-14 hours a day for 7 days after irene, no problems. ran it on both gas and propane and it did well on both. cost about 2k, think its 8kw.
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I have a Northstar with the honda engine as well...ran it on the nat gas for 3 straight days in March and 4 straight days after Irene, Perfect. I find it easier to start with gasoline and then flip the switch to natural gas...not sure why.
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Originally Posted by yammi250 View Post
I have a Northstar with the honda engine as well...ran it on the nat gas for 3 straight days in March and 4 straight days after Irene, Perfect. I find it easier to start with gasoline and then flip the switch to natural gas...not sure why.
as mine aged i also found that to be the case, no biggie though as long as you had a little gas available. it would eventually start on propane but just faster to start on gas.

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