My Free Gas to Propane Generator Conversion

Snapshot 1 (11-30-2013 7-16 PM)

When I went out to do a quarterly run up on my genset, I was a little concerned when it blew thick blue smoke out the exhaust and literally obscured the entire area. After figuring out the gas had been left on, and the float leaked raw fuel into the carb and down into the crankcase, I changed the oil, and decided to see if it was a good time to attempt to convert it to propane. The benefits of propane are manifold. It has no shelf life, burns clean and doubles or triples the life of the engine, and doesn’t need to be poured  and on and on.

I had been saving scrounged parts for years and pulled them altogether for this project and was really pleased with how well it went together. The end result was far better than I had imagined, and all bout 2 1/2 hours. I want to add this caveat: I am only showing you how I did mine. If you google gas to LPG conversion kit, you can buy an easy to install kit online.

NEVER run a genset indoors, this one is in a tiny metal shed designed to keep the elements off of it. Always follow the safety instructions for your generator.

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