generator

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  1. dewtrucker28

    dewtrucker28 Bobtail Member

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    I work for a o/o he is getting me a sleeper now with a (unfortunately)with a dd15 eng.next problem,state laws regarding idling,so I went and got my self a 4500 watt westinghouse gen (carb aproved),metal gas can.plan on steapping it(ratchet strap)on back deck.its a 95 lb gen,will dot wine about it,any suggestions on how to keep fuel from jelling?I notice that there are round heaters that I can drop down in tanks and plug into the gen when I'm parked.
     
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  3. Chieftains

    Chieftains Light Load Member

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    Idk about California. But have never seen anyone regulating idling laws. I always idle.
    As for gen sets. I see em on the back all the time.
     
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    JonJon78 Road Train Member

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  5. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

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    If you get a fuel can you need to have the DOT approved fuel can which is very expensive. Especially if you're planning on carrying the fuel in your side box or carrying fuel in that container. Yes, it does have to be the actual metal DOT approved fuel can with I think they call it a flame arrestor inside of it and the whole thing.

    I have a plastic fuel can it is strapped to my generator but I do not carry any fuel whatsoever. That can is only just in case I couldn't pull the truck in to fuel the generator or whatever but I absolutely do not carry any fuel. It must be that DOT approved fuel can if you are transporting any fuel.

    And even with the plastic can I don't know if they can give me a hard time that the can is empty. Someone had said to me if they smell any Vapors or any of that that you can have a problem.
     
  6. lilillill

    lilillill Sarcasm... it's not just for breakfast

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    If you run a generator on your catwalk, you also need to hook up an exhaust stack so you don't kill your neighbors.

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    That is 1" high-temp silicone hose connected to 3/4" electrical conduit which is hose clamped to the truck's exhaust stack. All generator exhaust exits above the cab.
     
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    Dino soar Road Train Member

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    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Anyone ever plumbed the exhaust into one of the truck stacks? Wonder if that would work?
     
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    bumper Jack Heavy Load Member

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    Can you provide a link to this regulation?
     
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  10. Crude Truckin'

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    I thought about that a while back. I'd worry it would flow backwards and leak if you have a bad flex pipe at the turbo.
     
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    lilillill Sarcasm... it's not just for breakfast

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    I wouldn't want it back feeding into the pipes under the cab. That could be deadly.
     
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