Survivalist Forum

Advertise Here

Go Back   Survivalist Forum > Survival & Preparedness Forum > DIY - Do It Yourself
Articles Chat Room Classifieds Donations Gallery Groups Links Store Survival Files



Notices

Advertise Here
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Generator Propane Conversion Kits rgswaim DIY - Do It Yourself 10 03-09-2015 02:13 PM
Generator propane conversion success. BuellerBueller Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 42 12-24-2014 10:52 PM
Troy for $7, or pmag for $9 kev Military Weapons Forum 38 12-10-2014 09:48 AM
Is America Just Like Troy? East Coast Woods General Discussion 24 10-08-2014 12:35 PM
Generator Propane Conversion - Kit or DIY? Steelart99 Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 12 04-26-2014 09:41 AM
Busted Generator Conversion- Question AFF DIY - Do It Yourself 50 01-04-2013 05:19 PM
Tri-Fuel generator conversion L.A. Prepper Disaster Preparedness General Discussion 1 11-12-2012 01:08 AM
Update on buying a troy bilt horse JoeKan Farming, Gardening & Homesteading 5 11-10-2012 08:23 AM
Staggs bilt 20 gauge/ 30/30 combo rifle/shotgun? THE_HUNTERIAM Firearms General Discussion 0 02-06-2011 07:57 PM
E100 generator? (100% ethanol generator) Exists? nattylite General Discussion 3 12-07-2008 04:34 PM

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-21-2012, 06:50 PM
Einrich's Avatar
Einrich Einrich is offline
Liberty or Death!
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Hidden
Posts: 679
Thanks: 452
Thanked 1,299 Times in 383 Posts
Default Troy Bilt generator conversion help



Advertise Here

I'm considering converting my generator to tri fuel. I have a Troy Bilt 3550 generator that I have had around 10 years but still looks brand new and works great. It has a Briggs and Stratton 6.75 hp OHV pull start motor. I would like to find a kit for this or at least a place I can piece together a kit. I can do it all myself but I don't know if they even make a kit for it.

I have seen smaller engines with a ball valve and a straight shot line to the carb and if that is possible I would like know that as well.

Any and all help is much appreciated.
Old 08-21-2012, 06:54 PM
Einrich's Avatar
Einrich Einrich is offline
Liberty or Death!
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Hidden
Posts: 679
Thanks: 452
Thanked 1,299 Times in 383 Posts
Default

Ah! found one. I should try a little harder next time before I ask.

Anyway if there is a way cheaper than $187 bucks I'm all ears. thanks
Old 08-22-2012, 10:41 AM
KeS KeS is offline
I love this forum
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 141
Thanks: 29
Thanked 193 Times in 98 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Einrich View Post
Anyway if there is a way cheaper than $187 bucks I'm all ears. thanks
I tend to discourage multi-fuel conversions. It's an efficiency losing compromise which yields less than satisfactory results. For LPG/propane only, you'll need...

... either a Garretson KN or Impco model J regulator. The Garretson regulator is only a single stage, so that route requires a second, high pressure reg. It's also more expensive. The Impco model J is a dual stage reg, so purchasing a second reg is unnecessary - the Impco however, requires replacing the blue spring for an orange one (about $3).

http://www.ebay.com/itm/IMPCO-MODEL-...item3cc335bdc9

After you buy the regulator, you'll need to modify the carb. This entails replacing the gasoline main jet (spud) with a one that has a larger orifice. (scroll down about half a page):

http://theepicenter.com/tow102899.html

These folks list the carb jets, 'spuds':

http://www.propanecarbs.com/small_engines.html (scroll down 1/2 page)

Another option which doesn't require carb mods, but is also less efficient:

http://www.otherpower.com/otherpower...e_convert.html
Old 08-22-2012, 03:17 PM
Packitup Packitup is offline
Hiker
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 589
Thanks: 25
Thanked 479 Times in 265 Posts
Default

Complete kits here:
http://www.propane-generators.com/

Power loss will be so slight that you won't even notice it. Propane is cleaner burning and you don't have to worry about stale gas gumming up your carb.
Reply

Bookmarks



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:24 PM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright © Kevin Felts 2006 - 2015,
Green theme by http://www.themesbydesign.net