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Submitted: Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 00:09
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Its 12am and the $98 550W GMC generator has been going since 8pm running the house fridge (1.39A going by the sticker on the back) and a 240v fluro (11w) and a 34cm tv as we have hade a blackout since 6pm.
My question is does any one know how long the fuel tank last?
Thanks

Bob
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Reply By: Member - Captain (WA) - Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 00:26

Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 00:26
Hi Bob,

I would have put my money on 4 hours, but I reckon you are about to find out !!!

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Reply By: bob - Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 00:39

Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 00:39
Well its 1236 and the power has come back on!!!!!! Guess I'll have to wait till next time. The way we get blackouts around here it shouldn't take long to find out.

Bob
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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 17:30

Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 17:30
Where dya live bob? I could look up your CAIDI and see what yout outage times look like maybe.
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Reply By: Member - muzzgit - Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 01:46

Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 01:46
I don't have the $99 GMC jobby but my gennie runs between 6.5 to 8.5 hours depending on load. A good way to find out is to tip it upside down and drain the fuel out and measure how much is left compared to how much you put in.

Now, before all you lot of grumpy's get on my back and say that you shouldn't turn 'em upside down, as long as it's for a very brief time (10 seconds should be enough) and you let it settle for a day or two before running it again. it will be fine.

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Follow Up By: bob - Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 02:38

Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 02:38
Muzz,

Mine being a two stroke you can turn it upside down all day long and it won't matter.

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Follow Up By: mick - Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 17:26

Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 17:26
Muzzgit,

What the!! Why not fill it up, run it for 2 hours, top it up again that will tell you what it uses in 2 hours, work out the size of your tank, then you should have a reasonable idea on how long your tank will last, I don't think you have to tip it upside down.

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Reply By: Top Cat - Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 10:14

Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 10:14
whatever u do..........DONT use a lit match to check.

Sounds obvious but I have seen it happen.
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Follow Up By: Member - Geoff M (NSW) - Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 11:18

Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 11:18
That'd work, measure the duration of the fireball with your watch!!
Then repeat test with new generator and a full tank!!
The time difference for the fireballs will tell you how much fuel you've used!!!
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 18:36

Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 18:36
RAOFLMAO....hahahahaha

Good one Geoff......I'll go and try that one myself......LOLOLOL
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Follow Up By: Member - Davoe (WA) - Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 21:20

Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 21:20
not the bumbest suggestion I have heard. A young fella on nightshift at work uised a lighter to check the battery fluid level ....... and got a free flight to perth
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Reply By: Mr Z - Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 14:34

Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 14:34
when those cheap generators get low/run out of fuel, the voltage will fluctuate as the revs change so be careful it can damage some appliances

i try to top mine up every 4 hours or so
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Reply By: Shaker - Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 23:20

Saturday, Jan 15, 2005 at 23:20
Average running time is approx. 7 hours, but it will obviously vary depending how much load you put on the generator itself!
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