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#702335 - 04/15/05 05:00 PM Honda EU2000i Propane Conversion
Pick Offline


Registered: 06/17/02
Posts: 339
Loc: High Springs, Florida
I converted my Honda generator to use propane fuel instead of gasoline this past week. Why? During the hurricanes last year, it was a real pain and downright dangerous to fuel a hot generator, late at night in 40++ MPH winds. The little generator only holds 1 gallon of gasoline, but can run up to 9 hours on it.

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#702336 - 04/15/05 10:38 PM Re: Honda EU2000i Propane Conversion
427Z06 Offline


Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 7409
Loc: Austin, TX
How are you regulating the A/F ratio?

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#702337 - 04/15/05 10:43 PM Re: Honda EU2000i Propane Conversion
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Registered: 08/27/04
Posts: 1911
Loc: Katy, Republic of Texas
How long can it run on the 5 gallon propane tank?

Neat conversion, is this a kit or something you fabbed up. How much did it cost?

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#702338 - 04/15/05 11:52 PM Re: Honda EU2000i Propane Conversion
Pick Offline


Registered: 06/17/02
Posts: 339
Loc: High Springs, Florida
I bought a kit from Here

The Garretson regulator is like a SCUBA regulator, it only allows what the engine demands, throught the vacuum in the throttle venturi.

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#702339 - 04/16/05 08:59 AM Re: Honda EU2000i Propane Conversion
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Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 7409
Loc: Austin, TX
That's pretty neat. How long can it run on your propane tank? How big is the tank in the picture?

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#702340 - 04/16/05 06:35 PM Re: Honda EU2000i Propane Conversion
Pick Offline


Registered: 06/17/02
Posts: 339
Loc: High Springs, Florida
427Z06, the tank in the picture is a 20# tank, which I estimate will run the generator for 35-40 hours. I also have a new 40# tank which I believe is around 9.5 gallons of liquid.

During the hurricanes, I had this hooked up to the house circuits that powered the fridge, kitchen and bathroom lights, and TV/DirecTV. I got 7-9 hours on a gallon of gasoline, with the generator on the Eco-Throttle mode.

I think the kit was $99, plus the cost of the tank regulator and 6' hose.

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#702341 - 04/17/05 09:25 AM Re: Honda EU2000i Propane Conversion
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Registered: 12/06/03
Posts: 7409
Loc: Austin, TX
Thanks for the info Pick. I have one of those EU2000i as part of my natural-disaster/terrorist-attack/grid-craps-out survival package. I may have to get one of those kits.

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