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Old 04-18-2018, 10:49 PM
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Another piece of the puzzle done. Had a buddy whip up a custom yolk to mount to the flywheel.
Awesome work.
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I tried to post not long ago but network troubles prevented a complete upload, so I'll try again.
Not much work has been done on the engine side with the exception of checking operation of the throttle control and fuel solenoid. It purrs like a kitten!
I also got the attachment for the house done, all recycled materials.
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Is that wire large enough for the current it might see?
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Old 09-23-2018, 09:40 AM
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Is that wire large enough for the current it might see?
Yes it is. Generator output is 125 amps, wiring is rated at 175, according to my local code expert.
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With half the province out of power today, it was a good running test for most of the system. The Kubota isn't set up completely yet, but everything else clicks together like Lego.
I gave the old White power chores for the PTO. Luckily I have been dragging my feet (no snow to speak of yet) and haven't gotten the blower I'm so hookup was relatively quick.
Test is a success. Runs the house with zero issues, and runs the geothermal like a dream.
Pics because it happened.
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This project was brought back to the front of the line.
I had to set up for some redneck machining since I dont have a lathe. It worked, and worked well. My drive now fits in the flywheel recess.
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Old 04-01-2019, 06:17 AM
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I'm not trying to be overly critical here,but: three wires; two hot,one neutral. no grounding conductor? you need to ground the generator to the building grounding system.If a internal winding,conductor or otherwise faults or shorts to the housing or frame of the generator you it will create a hazardous potential capable of killing you or anyone else that contacts the frame. I'm not sure if Anderson Powerpole connectors are rated for disconnect duty,but you should provide for some kind of strain relief to take the weight of the cable off that connection. You did neat work on the lug box pictured,but you need to provide for basic bonding and grounding of the generator thru the lug box to your building system grounding (rod)electrode thru your connector arrangement. Even an additional green wire of the same size as your temp cable taped to the outside of your cable,with a mechanical lug on the generator and one on the house(structure)end,bonded to your ground electrode would work.Be safe,get it fixed.
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Grounding is seperate.
Housing of the genny gets a 2/0 cable to ground.

In a past life that was a huge part of my job, as is my new life/ career for that matter.

Neutral is also bonded at the panel of the house to ground.

The installation exceeds code requirements.
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