Hook up LP to Portable Generator
by Mickey (Leicester, NC)
Thinking about buying a LP fueled generator that is set up to run off bottled gas.
I want to hook up to house LP plumbing.
Does the line go on the high pressure side or low pressure side of current regulator? The propane provider asked the question. Low or High pressure to feed generator. The unit I plan to purchase is Sportsman GEN 7000 LP 13HP.
Let me suggest that you call the manufacturer to get the definitive answer. Here is a link a users manual for the Sportsman GEN7000LP: http://buffalotools.com/manuals/gen7000lpmanual.pdf.
On page 12 of the manual there is a telephone number you can use to ask questions about how to properly use the generator. I am sure they will be able to confirm how to properly attach the generator to house LP. You can also show the manual to the person that will be installing the LP portion and they might be able to discern the answer to their question.
My guess is that it gets connected to the high pressure side since the generator comes with its own 5 foot LP hose and regulator. Ultimately, the decision and consequences are yours so contact the manufacturer or dealer for the correct information.
Hope this helps. Other comments welcome.