Check the storage site for exhaust/fume risks, moisture and any other possible hazards prior to storing your generator. I could write a book about the times I learned from generator users who tried to start their generator during an outage only to find out that the device was waterlogged, had flat tyres deflated or any other damage that affected its output. Take NO chances when it comes to storing your emergency power generator!
CONSUMER ALERT: A fuel valve comes with some generators; make sure it is in the OFF spot. The gasoline could seep into the engine crankcase and dilute the engine oil if you leave it in the ON place, thus reducing the oil’s lubrication properties and causing severe engine damage.Do you want to learn more? Visit Long Island Emergency Power .
This error leaves more people than you would ever imagine in the dark and cold. During an outage, the purpose of providing an emergency power generator is to provide backup power. But your generator won’t provide ANY power without fuel. A good proportion, let alone enough of people don’t store any gasoline. 24 to 32 gallons of gasoline is the general rule of thumb. In the event that the outage lasts longer than expected, this gives you ample latitude. By plugging your emergency power generator into any wall socket, never attempt to power your home. This “back-feeding” activity is life-threatening because it can potentially electrocute utility staff, family members and neighbours. The fact that this technique bypasses most or all of the built-in household circuit safety systems is what makes it disastrous for homeowners. With a 4500-watt generator, people not familiar with generators appear to mistakenly assume that they can power their entire home. The trend is just to start plugging devices into the power generator for emergencies and wait and see what happens. The risk here is that you could potentially damage the generator and fully lose control. The trick here is to be an informed user; you know your generator’s wattage limits and never surpass them.