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This generator has run perfectly except I had issues running it on LP gas when below freezing.  I believe the problem is the LP gas sold down here… not the generator.  It runs fine on LP gas when above freezing.  No big deal, that is the advantage of a dual fuel model.  I simply switched over to gasoline and never had another issue.  In hind sight now, during cold weather, I think it best to run the generator on gasoline & to save the LP gas for the heater. No, I didn’t modify anything.  A 40# tank works exactly the same as 20#.  I prefer having the larger 40# tanks even though they are heavier.  I am of the opinion every prepper should have one of these heaters.  They are that good!  Having some electricity during an outage is sure nice and makes a bad situation bearable.  Little things like being able to use the coffee maker can make a surprising difference in your mood.  A generator can save you lots of money by not having to throw out all the food in your refrigerators & freezers.  That being said, during an outage in very cold weather, nothing is more important than staying warm.  One of these heaters with a few tanks of LP gas is not overly expensive and can keep a large area warm 24 hours a day for an extended period. This is some figuring I did last winter when using the heater.  A 30,000 BTU heater can run for around 3 hours on a gallon of LP gas. My 40 pound tanks holds 9.4 gallons of gas each. With the heater running nonstop, one of my 40 pound tanks should last a bit over a day. The heater doesn’t run nonstop… it has a thermostat.   Let’s say the heater runs 15 minutes each hour but I think it was even less than that. That means this heater should run for over 4 days on a single tank.

I have adapted my preps not only because of the reliability of the power grid but also because of the extreme weather patterns that we now see.  I built my house with two wood burning fireplaces and a large whole house generator that runs on natural gas.  Sounds good but it gives me little flexibility.  Case in point, this past winter my 100 year old mother in law, who still lives in her home in Memphis (with 24 hour care givers), experienced 3 multi day power outages.  Luckily I had already adjusted my preps to help her. I had just recently purchased a 7500 watt, somewhat portable, dual fuel generator and all the associated power cords & gear to provide critical power to her house.  I say somewhat portable in that you can relatively easily roll it around but it is too heavy for one person to lift into my pickup.  I solved that issue by using straps on the loader bucket on my tractor to load it into the back of my pickup & just backed my truck into her garage and ran the generator from there.  She has gas logs in her den, so we stayed in there.  The generator powered refrigerator/freezer, some appliances, some lights and some electric heaters.  After the first outage, I quickly noticed a problem.  I prefer not to run a generator 24 hours a day and like to shut it down at night.  Problem was, the gas logs couldn’t keep the room warm by themselves.  So right after that event, I purchased the portable version of your Mr. Heater LP gas heater plus six 40 gallon LP tanks.  The next outage, a few weeks later, went much better.  We shut off her gas logs & ran the portable heater 24 hours a day.  What an amazing heater.  Even at a medium heat setting, it only ran maybe 20 minutes out of every hour and keep us very warm.  Somehow the heat was very uniform throughout the whole den & dining room.  What an amazing product.  With all that LP gas, I could run that heater for weeks. So I suggest preppers add as much flexibility into your preps & plans because you just might need your resources elsewhere.

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This generator has run perfectly except I had issues running it on LP gas when below freezing.  I believe the problem is the LP gas sold down here… not the generator.  It runs fine on LP gas when above freezing.  No big deal, that is the advantage of a dual fuel model.  I simply switched over to gasoline and never had another issue.  In hind sight now, during cold weather, I think it best to run the generator on gasoline & to save the LP gas for the heater. No, I didn’t modify anything.  A 40# tank works exactly the same as 20#.  I prefer having the larger 40# tanks even though they are heavier.  I am of the opinion every prepper should have one of these heaters.  They are that good!  Having some electricity during an outage is sure nice and makes a bad situation bearable.  Little things like being able to use the coffee maker can make a surprising difference in your mood.  A generator can save you lots of money by not having to throw out all the food in your refrigerators & freezers.  That being said, during an outage in very cold weather, nothing is more important than staying warm.  One of these heaters with a few tanks of LP gas is not overly expensive and can keep a large area warm 24 hours a day for an extended period. This is some figuring I did last winter when using the heater.  A 30,000 BTU heater can run for around 3 hours on a gallon of LP gas. My 40 pound tanks holds 9.4 gallons of gas each. With the heater running nonstop, one of my 40 pound tanks should last a bit over a day. The heater doesn’t run nonstop… it has a thermostat.   Let’s say the heater runs 15 minutes each hour but I think it was even less than that. That means this heater should run for over 4 days on a single tank.

I have adapted my preps not only because of the reliability of the power grid but also because of the extreme weather patterns that we now see.  I built my house with two wood burning fireplaces and a large whole house generator that runs on natural gas.  Sounds good but it gives me little flexibility.  Case in point, this past winter my 100 year old mother in law, who still lives in her home in Memphis (with 24 hour care givers), experienced 3 multi day power outages.  Luckily I had already adjusted my preps to help her. I had just recently purchased a 7500 watt, somewhat portable, dual fuel generator and all the associated power cords & gear to provide critical power to her house.  I say somewhat portable in that you can relatively easily roll it around but it is too heavy for one person to lift into my pickup.  I solved that issue by using straps on the loader bucket on my tractor to load it into the back of my pickup & just backed my truck into her garage and ran the generator from there.  She has gas logs in her den, so we stayed in there.  The generator powered refrigerator/freezer, some appliances, some lights and some electric heaters.  After the first outage, I quickly noticed a problem.  I prefer not to run a generator 24 hours a day and like to shut it down at night.  Problem was, the gas logs couldn’t keep the room warm by themselves.  So right after that event, I purchased the portable version of your Mr. Heater LP gas heater plus six 40 gallon LP tanks.  The next outage, a few weeks later, went much better.  We shut off her gas logs & ran the portable heater 24 hours a day.  What an amazing heater.  Even at a medium heat setting, it only ran maybe 20 minutes out of every hour and keep us very warm.  Somehow the heat was very uniform throughout the whole den & dining room.  What an amazing product.  With all that LP gas, I could run that heater for weeks. So I suggest preppers add as much flexibility into your preps & plans because you just might need your resources elsewhere.


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