The Gas Generator Safety Tips

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A backup power generator creates sparks; therefore, never operate a gas generator in areas conducive to the ignition of dust or flammable fumes. Make sure you are dressed properly to include containing long hair and avoiding loose clothing or jewelry. Never overtask your portable generator and prevent exposure to rain or wet conditions. Common sense tells you that water can induce electric shock, so stay … Read more…

The Origin of Generators – A Brief History

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There is an interesting history connected to the creation and use of generators. In 1831 Michael Faraday made what would be the predecessor to our modern generator. The rotating disk in “Faraday’s disk” proved to all that mechanical energy could be converted to magnetic energy. Although his discovery was great, the magnetic energy was unstable. Still this discovery opened the floodgates to other scientists to … Read more…

Buyers Guide To Standby Generators

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The home standby generators are permanently installed outside of your home and it has the appearance of central air conditioning equipment. It is connected to your natural gas line or liquid propane tank and will generate electricity as long as fuel is supplied. These house generators use an automatic transfer switch to monitor your utility power feed. When your power goes out, the automatic transfer … Read more…

Read This Before Buying A Home Generator

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Let’s face it, power failures do happen… and usually at the most inappropriate time. Like just after you stock your refrigerator with perishable foods. Or, during the 4th quarter of the super bowl. Suddenly everything stops and you have absolutely no idea how long you’ll be in the dark without home generator.   What Type of Generator Do I Need? A home generator can help … Read more…

Before You Buy – Generator Buying Tips

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Don’t forget the gasoline Most generators run on gasoline, but some are fueled by natural gas, liquid propane, or even the sun. No matter your choice of liquid you will need something to get the generator motor moving. Your generator use will be better if you remember several little things. Don’t forget the fuel stabilizer You learned from the last natural disaster. You purchased enough … Read more…