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Old 09-15-2016, 03:16 PM   #41
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Honda 2000 propane gas conversion:

A few different make conversion kits... and after a bunch of research I went with Propane carbs: 1-877-425-8383

The conversion works well, and at one point I had a question, and I called them and they were very responsive and helpful. They were as well before the sale.

It was a little fiddly to do myself - but someone who was more mechanically minded than me would find it easy.

I took my time, and did give them a call once to have them walk me thru one step.

It consistently starts on the first few pulls, and fits in a large Tupperware type bin I bought at HomeDepot.

The big plus for Propane + Honda 2000 conversion kit is:

It can still run on gasoline if need be……. but I have NEVER put gasoline in my Honda 2000.

We live in an earthquake zone (SoCal) and a generator is a good thing to have!

Gasoline goes stale and bad in 6-ish months… so I did not want to have to keep gasoline around, and also have to rotate it….

We always have 3 propane bottles around… and propane NEVER goes stale.

There is zero smell, as it has never had gas in it.
Wondering if you're still happy with the propane conversion on your Honda generator... I'm about to buy one (probably Yamaha, but PropaneCarbs does both). Primary use is backup power at our cabin to protect the freezer/fridge full of food, but occasional use with our Escape.

Thanks --- Tom Sherrard
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Old 09-19-2016, 10:51 PM   #42
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Have an inverter installed and a surge protector
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Old 09-19-2016, 11:47 PM   #43
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Wondering if you're still happy with the propane conversion on your Honda generator... I'm about to buy one (probably Yamaha, but PropaneCarbs does both). Primary use is backup power at our cabin to protect the freezer/fridge full of food, but occasional use with our Escape.

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Yes still happy with it.

It can take a couple pulls to start.
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Old 09-20-2016, 12:54 AM   #44
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Thanks -- ordering the generator and conversion kit tomorrow.

Do you happen to know a good plastic tote that will store the converted generator? I seem to remember seeing this on the forum once upon a time . . .
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Old 09-20-2016, 07:18 AM   #45
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Overall I am very happy with the propane conversion

Just be aware that it runs slightly differently.

Subtle - but I suspect that it may have slightly less "oomph" on propane

Plus I have never run it at high altitude. It may run less well there.

Just be sure to research it - and maybe call the conversion kit company I mentioned above.

And .... I bought a big Tupperware container at Home Depot to fit it al in. Protects the conversion bits that jut out the bottom.
Assuming you have the option, are you able to operate your generator off the low-pressure propane supply or do you attach it directly to the propane tank?
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Old 09-20-2016, 08:39 AM   #46
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Old 09-20-2016, 09:06 AM   #47
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Thanks -- ordering the generator and conversion kit tomorrow.

Do you happen to know a good plastic tote that will store the converted generator? I seem to remember seeing this on the forum once upon a time . . .
I took the measurements to Home Depot and found a tote

Don't know a model #

And ours is literally buried in our garage, so I can't look at it. Sorry
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Assuming you have the option, are you able to operate your generator off the low-pressure propane supply or do you attach it directly to the propane tank?
We don't have our 2017 21' yet

But I am 100% positive it needs to be connected to the tank directly

It has its own specific regulator

Two regulators = no good.
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We don't have our 2017 21' yet

But I am 100% positive it needs to be connected to the tank directly

It has its own specific regulator

Two regulators = no good.
Hi: Losangeles... To many regulators for any thing is two to many times two!!! Alf
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Old 09-20-2016, 09:52 AM   #50
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We don't have our 2017 21' yet

But I am 100% positive it needs to be connected to the tank directly

It has its own specific regulator

Two regulators = no good.
The tri-fuel propane conversion kit I installed on my eu2000 can be run on natural gas by eliminating the regulator and installing directly to the gas line at my house. I have not tried it off the low pressure fitting on the trailer yet but expect it to work fine.
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