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    Who has one of these?

    We had a power bump today, so I thought it might be a good time to test out my generator. As usual, I'm going to have to rebuild the carb to get it to run and I'm getting tired of it. Fortunately, I don't need it very often, but I don't feel I can count on it if I do. I love my 200PI, so I was looking at the Longevity generators. Does anybody here have one? What do you think about it? Thanks.
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    Be sure and put Stabil in your gas and it will save you from having to do the carb rebuild. We used to do the carb rebuild on a air comp. till we started using Stabil. I try to keep it in my welder and lawn mowers.
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    I usualy run it dry, but forgot the last time I ran it. That was only a couple of months ago. I'm going to add stabil to my gas from now on. I usualy just add it to the individual machine.
    Weldall 200PI, Longevity Pro auto-darkening hemet, HF 120amp stick welder (retired), Quincy 60 gallon 5hp air compressor, Iron Mike power hack saw, HF 42144 3-in-1 , 20 ton press, and a screw driver but I'm not sure where I left it...

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    any engine makes no matter is going to have "sit up" problems... diesels get the black algea growing in the fuel, gas burners get the varnish and gum build up, natural gas/ propane motors get dry rotted seals in the converter..... add stabil to the gas burners, add seafoam "kinda like "lucas" but not to the diesel and i dont know what you would do to a LP burner.... best thing in the world for them is to run them weekly for a lil bit. just like a 4-wd vehicle, lock 'er in from time to time to lube everything up and what not... ounce of prevention is far greater than 2 days worth of work for a cure.... just sayin

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    I have a natural gas backup generator, it runs once a week for about 15 min. I bought it in 2000 and have to replace the battery a couple of times, changed the oil 5 times that's it for maintenance. It is not a Longevity so I have no info on the Longevity generators.
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    I wish we had natural gas here, but we don't. I'm concidering converting mine to propane. I've found some kits for about $200.

    Maybe Simon has a demo unit he wants to let go real cheap. I'd rather have a diesel.
    Weldall 200PI, Longevity Pro auto-darkening hemet, HF 120amp stick welder (retired), Quincy 60 gallon 5hp air compressor, Iron Mike power hack saw, HF 42144 3-in-1 , 20 ton press, and a screw driver but I'm not sure where I left it...

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    Yup!

    ...As said above, a run up every couple weeks will assure you have a working genset when needed...
    and I also run my small engines dry, when they are to be stored.
    Never have tried the fuel conditioners/stabilizers, but I guess a lot of people use them.
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    Arcamm:
    I know the feeling. Stabil does help, but it has a shelf life as well.
    As for me, I try to remember to run everything dry after I use it, although I feel it's a bit hard on two strokes because it obviously causes them to run lean (therefore hot), and out of lube for the last few seconds before they stop.
    I was told by a small engine repair shop that gasoline now has a best before date of 30 days. - - It sucks.
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    You might also try and run non-alcohol gas...with stabilizer...
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    I have a 1984 Vett, with 17,900 miles on it, so it sits for long periods of time between uses. When I started it up last week end it was running really rough. The gas tank was full so I had to drive it around a little to make room for fresh gas. I managed to put about a gallon or so into it $5.45. Another customer at the gas station thought that I was broke and offered to lend a helping $$$, I almost fainted, this is the Chicago area!! Any way the engine smoothed out, I was amazed at what a gallon of fresh gas will do.
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    160d MIG
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