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Monthly Archives: January 2018

All about Gasoline Generator

In the past when we had power outages we would light candles or a turn on a flashlight, and if the weather was cold we’d light the fireplace in order to keep warm. Now there is nothing wrong about doing that, but this only works for a short time. You still have to be concerned about the fact that there are things that need to be powered on a continuance basis. For instance if you depend on power to draw water from a well and you have no power, your sump pump will not work, nor your security system, you cannot heat or cook your meals and now you will be stuck. You want to be safe and secure by having a backup system in the event that a power outage could occur at any time.

Here are some specifications for a 6.5 HP 3,500 W Gasoline Generator.


W/EPA Approved Gas Engine Electric Start

120 VAC /60 Hz

3500 Watts

6.5 HP / 3600 RPM EPA Engine

4 Stroke, OHV Forced Air-Cooled

Steel Roll Cage & Isolation Mounts

Fuel Tank Capacity: 15 liter

Lube Oil Capacity: 0.6 Liter

Fuel: Unleaded Gasoline

Operated Oil: SF or Higher Grade

Electric Start for the Gasoline Generator:

1. Make sure the generator stands on a firm solid surface

2. Turn off all the Electric Loads

3. Turn on the Fuel Valve

4. Turn on Battery Switch

5. Turn on Ignition Switch

6. No choke to be pulled

7. Press and hold start button, release if it does not start in 5 seconds then try again

8. Let run a few minutes before using

Always make sure that you have plenty of gasoline on hand just in case the need arises for the generator to go back into service again. Periodically clean the air filter and keep it dust free for better service and longer life.

Turning off the Generator:

1. Turn off all Electrical Devices

2. Allow to run a few minutes to cool down (idle mode)

3. Turn fuel off

4. Turn engine and battery switch OFF

Pick the Right Wiring System

1. Safety:

Of course safety is our cardinal concern. We want everything to be safe from electricity hazards. Wires should protect the equipment from damage by being resistant to physical or fire damage. If you need extra protection from fire hazards then conduit wiring is the best option to choose from.

2. Wiring cost:

Next to safety is wiring cost. This is a myth that more the money invested; more would be the safety. You want your apartment to be safe this doesn’t mean that only a huge amount of bucks can fulfill that but vice versa is equally true even. Wiring system should be cost effective and safe both at the same time. It shouldn’t be exorbitant for you to afford.

3. Load:

There are always voltage fluctuations and your choice of wire should be capable of handling voltage loads. Thin wires cannot hold such fluctuations and may lead to short circuits easily. Pay close attention while deciding on a wire. Keep in mind that lesser the diameter of the wire lower is the load efficiency.

4. Durability And Permanence:

Wiring system is more of a permanent system and not changed frequently. So it should be durable enough to withstand temperature changes, moisture, fumes and chemicals. It shouldn’t over heat while high voltage levels. What makes a wire durable? The materials it is made of. Check the material used in wire, level and type of sheathing material used. The main point is resistance check.

5. Appearance:

What appearance has to do with wiring? It is because you want wires to be identifiable. Wires should have an aesthetic appeal to them and colour for you to identify easily. Again, make sure aesthetics do not cost you much.

Emergency Generators for Homes

For home owners, an emergency generator can be considered a waste because it is not often used and blackouts and other natural disasters may not hit particular areas for more than 20 years. Buying an emergency generator is not about whether something will happen but rather on being prepared when something does happen. Most of us should have a fire extinguisher in the house in case of fires. The same should be considered for emergency generators. When there is a massive blackout that last for a few days or weeks, how great and comforting it would be to know that everyday life would not be as disrupted. You can still have heat, light, and yes the TV while your neighbor is left in the cold, without AC, or other necessities. Emergency generators can be compared to insurance for the house. We don’t expect anything to happen but we pay a premium just in case. An emergency generator is a one time purchase that should last several years when properly maintained and when a blackout out or natural disaster does occur, you are well prepared.

Some areas may be more at risk without an emergency generator than others. A home owner in Florida or southern Louisiana which is more prone to hurricanes or homeowners in very cold winters areas may find emergency generators more useful than say an area where natural disasters are pretty much nonexistent and weather will not cause severe injury. States in tornado alley probably will find emergency generators more useful than a home owner in Hawaii.

Types of Ventilation Systems

There are three types of systems that you need to know about, helping you identify which ones you need, how they will benefit you and what options are available for each type of ventilation system available. The three options include smoke, natural and mechanical.

Smoke ventilation systems are designed for stairwells, corridors, smoke shafts and roofs. These systems can be valuable in the event of a fire, enabling everyone to get out of the building with minimal risk of smoke inhalation. We all know that hot air rises and the heat and smoke from a fire will rise and taken out of the ventilation system, enabling those inside the building to quickly find their ways out of the fire exits and to the fire assembly point with minimal risk.

Smoke systems are essential in all types of commercial buildings, agricultural buildings, hospitals, hotels and more. They are the ideal choice for high rise buildings, where people need to escape via their stairs to get to safety. The smoke can be reduced as it is drawn out of the ventilation system, providing ample time to get to safety and wait for the fire department to arrive.

Natural ventilation systems are a top choice of buildings, home and more. They come in a variety of options that you can choose from to find the perfect match based on your specific requirements. The benefit of natural ventilation systems is that they don’t work with motorised fans, which can help you save money in the long run.
The natural solutions are based on the fact that hot air rises and uses ventilation vents to draw out the hot air while cooler and natural air enters the building through windows.

One of the options available is the cross ventilation system. This system requires you have your windows open in your office, the system provides a positive pressure which draws fresh air through windows on one side and then as the air rises it is drawn out of the system on the other.

Stack systems are very popular and also works on warm air rising. These systems have a vacuum at a lower level which sucks fresh air into the building; the hot air is then pushed up, escaping through roof vents. This system is very similar to roof vents, which provide the same service, enabling all the hot air to escape through the roof, helping keep the area cool and reducing the need for your air conditioner to run all day, this can also be a cost effective solution helping you save money in the future.

Passive cooling has grown in popularity with larger buildings throughout the world. During the day the floor gets hot as the hot air gets trapped, during the night when the temperatures drop the building is cooled via vents. This means when you get to work the next day, the building is cool and comfortable.

Mechanical ventilation systems are usually chosen when natural ventilation cannot be used. This normally applies to areas which cannot benefit from a natural air flow, such as an underground parking garage. Mechanical systems come with smoke and ventilation solutions, using mechanical fans to draw out the hot and polluted air and pumping in fresh and clean air from outside.