Sandy left my family and me without power for some 10 days, during which gasoline was difficult to obtain for our generator. Having done a little research, I've learned that with a simple conversion kit ($250ish http://www.propane-generators.com/
), I can convert my gasoline generator into tri-fuel (gasoline, propane, and natural gas), which will allow me to hookup to my natural gas line.
Furthermore, it is my understanding that I will need to have at least a ĺ pipe/hose attached to ensure proper pressure during peak loads.
So here is my question, I was thinking of purchasing a 35 to 50 foot flexible hose (identical to my BBQ hose, just has a larger diameter) which will be attached to the dedicated gas line for my pool heater, since during a crisis I certainly will not be using the heater. Assuming I have to modify this line to include a "T" fitting, additional shut-off value and quick connect attachment that will be used to attach to the flexible hose (like i said about and the 35 to 50 foot long, this hose might have to be 1 inch, due to distance, still unsure) will only be attached when we are using the generator, does anyone think this is dangerous? In case you interested, Iím assuming 35 to 50 feet, so Iím able to store the generator inside a shed (during operation door or windows will be open) away from the snow/rain and and closer to the transfer switch outlet, gas line will also be running at least 5 to 10 feet from home when in use.
BTW, the other reason I thinking flexible is because it will reduce the cost of installation as I going to get a plumber to do the work and the limited use that this generator and hose will get over the years..
Thanks for the help