Re: Now the Bay Area rolling blackouts begin...

Date: Wed Jan 17 2001 - 17:12:34 MST

In a message dated 1/17/2001 3:22:40 PM Central Standard Time, writes:

> >Can anyone recommend a good gasoline generator to buy and/or a company to
> >install one?
> >

First off I'd recommend AGAINST's too dangerous and too
expensive. I'd say go with Diesel.

About a year ago I put an "auxilliary power unit" on my truck. Luckily this
was before the "other" energy crisis. (the cost of diesel doubled's now on the decline).......My $7,000 power unit has paid for
itself in less than a year.

My preference for diesel is that it's safer...(the fuel is much less
explosive)..and it's MUCH more economical (to use) than gasoline....and if a
small diesel engine follows the example of it's big brothers it will outlast
a gasoline engine by orders of magnitude...

They cost more to purchase though...mine cost about 7K.....this is a truck
specific unit but I would imagine that "fixed plant" units would cost
somewhere in the same ball park.

W. Memphis Ark.

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