Has anyone experience with a tri-fuel portable generator?

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I have a dual fuel large portable one, but I'm hearing about the kind you can hook up to your house's gas line. Any and all info would be appreciated.


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  • Em Em on Sep 02, 2021

    Generac is advertised a lot in this area but ratings are not all that good. Do a LOT of comparisons before you buy. There is still maintenance to some of them not just a hook up and forget about forever type of process. Don't just go on recommendations from people that don't know. Check online ratings and WHY they are rated the way they are. Some people write dumb things like "I don't like the color against my house" when the generator may be one of the best and the 'dumb' rating pulls the overall number down.

  • Mogie Mogie on Sep 02, 2021

    This is a very good site that walks you thru the differences, comparisions and a rating of the best machines.

    https://www.alltimepower.com/learn-more/tri-fuel-generators/

  • Dee Dee on Sep 02, 2021

    Home Depot sells whole house generators. My neighbor purchased one from them and was very happy during the freeze. And yes Generac is well known, but they are extremely costly approx. 12 grand and have horrible ratings

    Here is a website explaining the 5 different whole house https://www.popularmechanics.com/home/a34059872/best-home-standby-generators/

    • Amy Amy on Sep 04, 2021

      Thank you so much. I think the one I need could be affordable, but what I worry about is the price to hook-up. Could a plumber or electrician do this? What would be the approximate cost?

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  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Sep 03, 2021

    I used to work for a company that sold natural gas generators but they were not portable. I do know that many engines run on dual fuel (gasoline and propane) because we also sold forklifts. Both the generators and the forklifts were very reliable. However, if you go that route make sure that you do a test run periodically (we recommended at least quarterly) to keep your generator running at peak performance.

  • Deb K Deb K on Sep 05, 2021

    Hi Amy, hope this helps you out,

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zY40oTvQ8VY

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Sep 06, 2021

    Duel fuel means gas or pro pain you will need a Electrician to install a hard wire plug out side if you want to be hooked up to gas I would assume you could ask the electrician or a plumber they deal with gas for stoves to .but you will need a hardwire .it will probably have a cut off so when power goes out you turn house off turn generator on and hook up gas .