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Information about Tri Fuel Generators - Gas - Propane - Natural Gas

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Tri Fuel Kits use an adapter that makes it possible to operate an engine on three different fuels; Propane (LPG), Natural Gas (NG), and Gasoline. Adapters mix the Propane or Natural Gas into the air stream above (or in front of) the gasoline carburetor.  The gasoline carburetor remains basically untouched. Adapters are just that. They adapt to whatever carburetor an engine has and are installed between the carburetor and air cleaner.

Why a Tri Fuel Generator?


The biggest benefit for a Tri-Fuel Generator is not having to rely on just one type of fuel. While gasoline is generally in good supply it does have two distinct drawbacks.

1: It cannot be reliably stored for long periods of time. It wicks moisture out of the air and becomes stale, losing its flash point.

2: In case of wide scale power outages over long periods Gas Stations cannot pump fuel out of their tanks because of the power outage. If you could store large amounts of gasoline over a long time this wouldn't be a problem (refer to #1).

Now that we know gasoline doesn't make long term sense, let's look at our other options.

Q: Do Propane (LPG) and Natural Gas (NG) have their own draw backs?

A: They do. Propane ( LPG) must be kept pressurized so you can only store as much as you have a tank for. Natural Gas (NG) comes in unlimited volumes but it must be in a stationary place. If your preparing for a disaster then the disaster (think earth quake) could take out the infrastructure that supplies Natural Gas (NG).



Confused yet? Here's the key:

The reason Tri Fuel is the way to go is simple. It gives you options. If you want to take your generator camping you can use gasoline or propane (LPG). If you want to use your generator to power your home during a power outage from snow, rain, or wind, you can hook up to Natural Gas (NG) and run indefinitely until power is restored. And you only need one generator.

In the case of a natural disaster you have 3 options for fuel and improve your chances of surviving comfortably and not becoming a victim.

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How hard is installing a tri fuel generator conversion kit?
Installing a Tri fuel conversion kit is a fairly simple project.
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