Propane has less btu output than does gasoline. But, its shelf life is nearly
indefinite. What I did is place a 300 gal propane resevoir tank by my motorhome
which has a propane APU (auxiliarly power unit/generator.) I can use power from
the motorhome for the house.
Subject: RE: Portable Generators
Author: Mark Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org> at INTERNET
Date: 06/22/98 10:30 AM
Lets add to the question: what do you all think of the gas (propane
or natural gas) generators. I like the idea of not having gasoline around
and, usually, having a continuous fuel supply. A couple of 20 pound propane
tanks (doing double duty with a BBQ) for the times that the piped supply is
out along with the electricity - a rare occurrence (I only lost gas service
once - during the 89 quake).
> John Miller wrote:
> > Oh Boy. The Year 2000 bug looks like a boon to my shop!
> > My lovely wife (a systems analyst at a rather large trucking company)
> > came home last night after one of her many bouts with Y2K paperwork
> > to announce that we should have a good supply of food and supplies
> > on hand when zero hour hits.
> > In particular, she said that we should have a portable generator, too!
> > Well, well. I've been eyeing these for some time, and a serious concern
> > had been the "wife acceptance factor". Now that thats no longer an
> > What should I buy???