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Anyone know what's going on with their site? I've used four different browsers and it's just blank, not even an error message, for all four.
http://www.slidewright.com

@Alpinord?
post #2 of 22

Blank here too.  You could try hunting Terry down on book of face?

 

https://www.facebook.com/SlideWright

post #3 of 22
Thread Starter 
Messaged him. Don't even know if he's selling what I'm buying...
post #4 of 22
I just got on the site using Firefox mobile browser and it was just fine.
post #5 of 22
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I just got on the site using Firefox mobile browser and it was just fine.


Me too with FF regular.  It's fixed.

post #6 of 22
Thread Starter 
Yeah, they fixed it around 11:09pm last night, MDT. I read the message and right then we lost power.

Fourth time in the last month. Need to have a generator put in. This time it lasted 7.5 hours.
post #7 of 22

I bought a propane tank generator a couple of years ago, it's nice because you don't have to carry around and store gallons of gas, which is heavy and goes bad.  I have about 4 propane tanks, for the grill and camper and extras, so I can keep enough fuel around to run the thing and not worry about it going bad.

 

This is the one  bought.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Generac-6000-Portable-Propane-Generator/dp/B005BXE9S0

post #8 of 22
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I bought a propane tank generator a couple of years ago, it's nice because you don't have to carry around and store gallons of gas, which is heavy and goes bad.  I have about 4 propane tanks, for the grill and camper and extras, so I can keep enough fuel around to run the thing and not worry about it going bad.

 

This is the one  bought.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Generac-6000-Portable-Propane-Generator/dp/B005BXE9S0

SMJ...I need a generator that will plumb into my home and run the basics...fridge, computer and a few lights....will the one you linked work?

post #9 of 22

OOPS...BIG fan of Slidewright ...sorry for the hijack.

 

SMJ pm if you don't mind.  Thanks.

post #10 of 22

I slid wright over to the PM and sent you a message.

post #11 of 22

I want one of those generators that runs off the house natural gas line and kicks in right away when the electricity line goes dead..

post #12 of 22
Thread Starter 
I think we'll call tomorrow. Want to connect to our propane tank (no natural gas out in these woods).
post #13 of 22

I'm sure you know this but get an experienced electrician for the install. You can't just hook it up to your panel and turn it on. There's issues regarding back-feeding the grid as well as overloading your generator.  Quite a lot of folks have permanently mounted back up generators here in FL due to the fear of hurricane outages. Those are mostly done with the proper permits but the people with portable machines leave them running in the garage and asphyxiate themselves on a regular basis.

 

Make sure to calculate how long you can run on your propane tank - might need a big one!

post #14 of 22
Thread Starter 
I live in the woods and depend on propane for my heating during Montana winters. It's the big kind. And we're calling the electricians who were the team that wired the house when we built it. I'm expecting a six to ten thousand dollar bill. Don't plan to buy some portable thing.
post #15 of 22
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I live in the woods and depend on propane for my heating during Montana winters. It's the big kind. And we're calling the electricians who were the team that wired the house when we built it. I'm expecting a six to ten thousand dollar bill. Don't plan to buy some portable thing.

Did you ask Terry at Slidwright if he has the proper pozidrive screwdriver to hook up your new standby generator?

post #16 of 22
Thread Starter 
This thread was definitely hijacked. Got a SkiVisions Base Structure tool. Can't wait.
post #17 of 22

Since this thread has two distinct different personalities, I'll address both. 

 

The Skivision base structure is a nifty little tool. Great for cleaning up P-tex repairs, correcting base high conditions and also for structuring (not so great, who would have thunk).

 

For the folks drooling over residential LPG/NG standby generators. NorthernTool is good place to start. Shop around for better prices and better packages.

 

  http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/category_generators+residential-standby-generators

 

You'll need a electrician for the installation and hook up of the generator, transfer switch and segregation of so call emergency circuits (if desired).

Often overlooked - a plumber for the gas hook up. Most will require upgrade of the gas pressure regulator and other components.

The good electricians will often wrap the job and sub the gas line work to the plumber.

post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by SkiMangoJazz View Post
 

I bought a propane tank generator a couple of years ago, it's nice because you don't have to carry around and store gallons of gas, which is heavy and goes bad.  I have about 4 propane tanks, for the grill and camper and extras, so I can keep enough fuel around to run the thing and not worry about it going bad.

 

This is the one  bought.

 

http://www.amazon.com/Generac-6000-Portable-Propane-Generator/dp/B005BXE9S0


That's a good lead.  I didn't realize that the price of the the LP generators was now very competitive with the comparable unleaded gas ones.  Good point that the LP tanks stay good longer in storage and we have a couple handy at all times for grilling.

 

I had been looking at the gas ones not with the intention to store 5-10 gallons of gas to sit and go bad every year or two... I was toying with the notion that we could always siphon plenty of gasoline from one of the two vehicles during long term power outage so it would be fresh when needed.  Now I need to go back and think a little more.

 

Not getting a jenny until we finish our home addition construction regardless though.  Storage space is becoming more and more limited as the project starts to ramp up.

post #19 of 22

What phase angle should the generator be set at??:popcorn 

post #20 of 22
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What phase angle should the generator be set at??:popcorn 

 

3 degrees for sure.

 

Sibhusky, I would LOVE to have one of those full service outside, auto switchover generators, good call on your part.  I couldn't afford it, although I wanted one, so got the small porta-jenny.

post #21 of 22
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Originally Posted by crgildart View Post
 

Did you ask Terry at Slidwright if he has the proper pozidrive screwdriver to hook up your new standby generator?

Thumbs Up 

 

Thumbs up for the pozidrive, thumbs down for the past tense!

post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by ScotsSkier View Post
 

What phase angle should the generator be set at??:popcorn 

 

3 degrees for sure.

 

Sibhusky, I would LOVE to have one of those full service outside, auto switchover generators, good call on your part.  I couldn't afford it, although I wanted one, so got the small porta-jenny.

 

Of course, some farmers might tell you that any jenny is inherently portable.

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