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Re: Generator woes
« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2017, 05:18:16 pm »

You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig arkane!
I would not swap my honda/dunlite genys for anyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy chinese made generator!
The copper wash/insulation coating is just crap and will not make it into a good quality generator by any stretch of the imagination.
If it looks like shit, smells like shit and came from an arse please do not tell me it is a sausage.
No offence mate ;) ;D
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Re: Generator woes
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2017, 06:22:41 pm »

I am trying to buy the Honda Generator EU70IS providing I can find a buyer from the US selling me the LPG conversion for it...  so far no one wants to send the damn conversion over here  :(

Here is the beast on LPG ;)
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Re: Generator woes
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2017, 06:38:59 pm »

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You can put lipstick on a pig, but it is still a pig arkane!
I would not swap my honda/dunlite genys for anyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy chinese made generator!
The copper wash/insulation coating is just crap and will not make it into a good quality generator by any stretch of the imagination.
If it looks like shit, smells like shit and came from an arse please do not tell me it is a sausage.
No offence mate ;) ;D

I was not praising them just stating things as I know it!
The insulation varnish is designed to stick to copper not aluminium so when using Aluminium wire it needs plating with copper for the varnish to stick!
The chinese design is good but the material quality and build quality suck!
Having repaired many gennies in the distant past the chinese stuff at the time was not worth repairing if it had to come apart, a switch here a connection there  was worth fixing but not much more!
Trying to rewire a stator was a nightmare as the bloody things delaminated easy!
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Re: Generator woes
« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2017, 10:12:25 pm »

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I am trying to buy the Honda Generator EU70IS providing I can find a buyer from the US selling me the LPG conversion for it...  so far no one wants to send the damn conversion over here  :(

Here is the beast on LPG ;)
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There are drop box services like Hop Shop Go that give you an American warehouse address who then ship the goods to you. l used them because they are linked to Paypal - the Devil l know!
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Re: Generator woes
« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2017, 03:10:31 am »

Any more info, how do I get one of those services??  I never heard of such thing
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Re: Generator woes
« Reply #20 on: May 27, 2017, 07:43:54 am »

These services have been around for yonks but I've never tried one. Might be time to give it a go.

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Have you been happy with this one Scout?
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Re: Generator woes
« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2017, 08:33:40 am »


Short answer: l have only done this once & the process was a bit clunky for a number of reasons but l will give these guys another run. Hop Shop Go are affiliated with PayPal so it is easy for me to sign up and make payments.

Australia Post were promoting the same sort service so that is another option.
Must be plenty of others out there doing the same stuff.

Another option if you are wanting to save shipping cost on a heavy or bulky item is to talk to your local car club they will know someone importing cars & parts from the US who will sell you some space in a container.

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Re: Generator woes
« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2017, 06:52:07 pm »

The biggest issue is the bush housings which are are made of plastic and melts when a
load is placed on the geny and it starts producing consistent heat under load.
As I said before add a small fan running in front and the generator head to cool the wiring.
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Re: Generator woes
« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2017, 06:57:20 pm »

Opened an account with that US co, will see how it goes  :P
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Re: Generator woes
« Reply #24 on: October 18, 2017, 09:09:36 pm »

Hey Oz there is a brand new lpg motor in my mates shed.
His dad was selling them decades ago.
You interested?
Would be 5 hp or so i guess.
Not a challenge for a motor whiz like urself.
Maybe able to use it to drive a small high quality geny head like a dunlite.
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Re: Generator woes
« Reply #25 on: October 18, 2017, 09:34:41 pm »

Got the Honda gen already   :D :D
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Re: Generator woes
« Reply #26 on: October 19, 2017, 07:20:12 am »

And any good? 8)
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Re: Generator woes
« Reply #27 on: October 19, 2017, 07:29:30 am »

I have a gennie with a dud motor, I was going to have a go at fixing the donk but not sure it's worth the trouble.
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Re: Generator woes
« Reply #28 on: October 19, 2017, 07:59:31 am »

What geny head Rob?
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« Reply #29 on: October 19, 2017, 08:09:34 am »

Can't see right now, it's covered in crap and sitting on mud :) I have to work today but I'll pull it out and clean it up tomorrow.

It's a Ryobi 2400W, engine runs OK until you load it up then BANG BANG BANG, big ends or something I assume.
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