? about natural gas generator
I have a portable Generac GP7000 that is gasoline powered. I would like to have it converted to a natural gas/propane using a kit from US Carburetion as I have natural gas.
The kit would cost me $267.00.
The problem is that my "Gen In" plug, electric meter, transfer switch and breaker box are all on the NORTH end of the house on same wall.
The natural gas meter is on the SOUTH end of the house 60' away from the opposite side of the electric meter/genset inlets.
The natural gas pipe from the meter goes up the south side of the house and into the attic heading straight north.
It T's off & branches down a wall to feed a gas central heat unit, which I would NOT use in a power outage.
The pipe continues northward in attic and branches down to my gas range, which I would NOT use in a power outage.
The gas pipe continues north in attic and branches down to a 1/2" yellow hose add-on feeding an outlet to a gas grill on the west side of the house. Finally the gas pipe continues northward into the laundry room which houses my transfer switch & breaker panel and goes down a wall to my gas water heater in the same room--which I would use in a power outage.
The gas pipe in the attic that L's down to the water heater is only 10 feet from the NORTH wall by my GEN IN plug.
Most natural gas generators I see are hooked right up near the gas meter and conversion kit manufacturer says to use a 3/4" or 1" hose on ground to run to generator. This hose would be about 100" by the time I snaked it around corners of house etc...this would be very expensive too.
My gas meter does have one of those little removable plugs on my side of the meter as it elbows from meter and enters house--this is where people say to hook up a generator too with a cutoff there.
I am trying to avoid a costly hose. Plus the gas meter is right by my bedroom window--don't really want a genset running right there, plus my neighbor's room is just a few feet away. The NORTH end of the house has nobody next door to me except a busy highway, plus the north end of the house is the laundry room and noise in house from genset is no problem.
It would be much more economical for a plumber to tie into the gas pipe in the attic where it elbows down on the end of the gas pipe run and goes to water heater and exit this pipe out of the north end of the house and down to genset--less than 16' iron piping total.
The 1/2" gas grill connector coming out of exterior west wall is only 5' from my genset plug, but again, this line is only 1/2"...don't know if it would work or not by just connecting a 5 foot run of 1" hose to it & going to genset on exterior of house.
My question is do any of you have a portable natural gas generator...if so how big of a gas pipe do you need to power a converted gasoline to natural gas genset?
This may be a plumbing question. My apologies if I posted in wrong forum.