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Old 03-30-2020, 20:36   #861
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Originally Posted by The Reaper View Post
Gasoline storage sufficient to power long-term needs is an expensive and time-consuming chore.

The gennies are just 'available', I mostly only use them when we need to shut down the solar system to clean the cables and terminals. The gasoline gets mostly used in the vehicles and replaced. The propane gennie is the go-to back-up. The portable is a back-up to it. And the propane failed once (during a weekly exercise period) so the portable was there to replace it if needed.

Also, before this event, I was in the process of changing over to lithium batteries but my supplier/installer is shut down. Bad timing.
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