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Lister Based Generators / Concerns About My First Real Test
« on: September 11, 2018, 01:10:10 AM »
Hello Everyone,

Hope you all are well.

I installed a Powerline 10/1 about 6 years ago and I may finally have the opportunity to give it a real test.  I could not have gone this far without the help of the nice folks on this forum.

We may be getting hit by a hurricane here in NC and may be without power for several days. I have never run the generator longer than about an hour so I am a little hesitant to run it 24 / 7 especially during the times that I am not there to monitor it. My wife will be there.  I have never run more than a couple of baseboard heaters in order to exercise the generator and now I am going to run lights, computers, TV, fans, freezer, refrigerator, etc. I understand about managing load because I install generator transfer kits for a living. I am mostly worried about the generator getting hot, about it suddenly cutting off and damaging electronics, about it catching on fire (it is in my garage).
Should my biggest concern be the generator overheating? I believe that I measured 200+ degrees on the generator once. I have a huge liquid radiator mounted a little higher than the generator however I do not have a circulator.
Should I take steps to protect the electronics in the house? That would mean protecting most everything because about everything has a PC board in it.
I once damaged the board on our gaspack one freezing cold winter when I did not give the gas generator enough time to warm up. Once it warmed up the setting of the throttle was mismatched and the generator cut off. When that happened it damaged the gaspack.
The generator has a 7kw head, is there a way to estimate how many gallons of fuel it will consume? This way I can refill the tank before it runs out.

Thanks for letting me put my thoughts on paper. If you would not mind making a recommendation or two I would appreciate it.

Best regards,

Jim

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Engines / Engine Wont Start
« on: November 25, 2017, 08:12:45 PM »
Hello,

I have a Listeroid Power Line 10hp 7.35 kw 1000RPM generator. A few months ago it ran out of diesel while running and now it won't start. I believe that I did a halfway decent job of bleeding the lines and there is diesel coming out of the fuel line where it enters the cylinder head while hand cranking but for some reason I am getting zero smoke. Is there a good way to spray ether or inject brand new diesel into the head?

Hoping to jump start it with a burst of ether or fresh diesel.

Thank you,

Jim

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Listeroid Engines / 10/1 Fuel Pump Not Working
« on: November 19, 2016, 05:11:10 PM »
Hello,

There is no fuel coming out of the fuel pump of my "Powerline" 10/1 while cranking. I checked and there is fuel flowing into it. Before I take it apart can someone please recommend the things that I should consider? Like replacing parts inside the pump while I have it disassembled?
Here is the info that I have on the pump
 MICO   INDIA
LIC. BOSCH
9410032  032
BDC = 9.7 +/- 0.4

?B158?

Thanks for all of the help.

Jim

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Listeroid Engines / Fuel Filters Suppliers
« on: November 13, 2016, 09:42:56 PM »
Greetings,

Can someone please recommend a good source for fuel filters? I have a Powerline 10/1.

Thank you,

JB

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Lister Based Generators / Lister 10/1 Awfully Close To Vegetable Garden
« on: November 06, 2016, 10:59:51 AM »
Hello,

I installed my Lister 10/1 in my garage which is about 15' from my vegetable garden. The muffler is about 18' from the garden and is about 15' tall. Are there any preventative measures that I can take to ensure that nothing exiting the muffler will find its way onto the vegetable garden?

Thank you,

Jim

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Things I want to Buy / FREQUENCY SENSOR
« on: July 22, 2016, 08:57:57 PM »
Hello,

I would like to automatically disconnect the electrical  load on my generator when it senses that I am out of gas or is turning off for some other reason. I am wondering if a frequency sensor would do the trick. Would anyone please recommend a good frequency sensor for my application? My generator is a
POWER LINE, 10-HP, 7.35-KW.

Thank you,

Jim

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Listeroid Engines / Powerline Listeroid 10/1 leaking fuel at fuel filter
« on: September 13, 2014, 12:33:13 AM »
Greetings Fellow Listeroid Enthusiasts,

I started up my Powerline Listeroid 10/1 today and I noticed fuel leaking out of the fuel filter area. I tried to loosen the nut at the bottom to investigate and it would not budge. I was wondering whether or not the nut at the bottom of the filter actually comes off?

Thank you,

Jim

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Listeroid Engines / Exhaust System Thread Sealant
« on: August 16, 2014, 12:27:04 AM »
Hello,

I have set up my Listeroid 10/1 in my garage. I am using various sections of 2" rigid pipe as the muffler system. The system works good thanks to all of the advice given to me by this forum. Does anyone have a recommendation for a good thread sealant for these 2" rigid threads? I called Jeggs Automotive and they could not find anything rated over a temperature of 500 degrees F. I have a tube of 'RUTLAND BUFF' Fireplace Mortar which is rated at 2000 degrees F. However it is rated for mortar and brick only. Has anyone had any experience with this type of problem and can possibly make some recommendations?

Thanks for all of the help.

Jim

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Listeroid Engines / Reduce Vibration To Muffler
« on: May 24, 2014, 09:58:50 PM »
Hello,
I have a Powerline 10/1 with a 10' X 2" pipe and muffler exhaust assembly system. There is no place to add a piece of flexible 2" line at the beginning of the assembly without cutting a new hole in my garage roof for the new pipe location. I was thinking about replacing the system with a piece of flexible 2" hose about 10' long. I do not like the idea but it beats cracking my cylinder. Are there any other methods to reduce vibration to a muffler / pipe assembly other than the standard flex hoses offered on the market?
Thanks,
Jim

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Listeroid Engines / 7.5kw ST Head Stopped Producing Electricity
« on: March 26, 2014, 08:30:50 PM »
Hello,

I have a 7.5kw ST head that stopped producing electricity.
Two days ago it was working fine.
Yesterday I did not test electricity but I did start generator and ran it for a few minutes. (Note: Yesterday when I started the generator there were two 1kw baseboard heaters plugged into it. Hence, I did start it under load. I did not check to see if the heaters were warming up or not or check the voltage output of the head. I assumed it was producing power).
Today I ran the generator and checked the voltage and noticed that it was not producing power.
Is there something that could have blown when I started the generator under load yesterday?

Pictures of this head can be seen through the following link.  <iframe width="480" height="360" src="http://s1172.photobucket.com/user/Aristotle-Rand/embed/slideshow/"></iframe>

Thank you,

Jim

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Listeroid Engines / Thermostat in a 10/1 Listeroid Powerline
« on: March 17, 2014, 04:06:57 PM »
Hello,

Can someone please recommend to me where I can install a temperature gauge on my 10/1?

Thanks,

Jim

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Hello,

I have my Powerline 10/1 exhaust manifold connected to a series of 2" nipples and threaded couplings before making it to the vertical muffler and then to a 10' piece of 2" vertical rigid. Is it normal for black oil to leak out of those fittings?

Thanks,

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Listeroid Engines / Solenoid To Cutoff Listeroid Powerline 10/1
« on: January 01, 2014, 07:59:39 PM »
Happy New Year,

May you enjoy a year free of Obamacare, the NSA and the IRS.

Can someone recommend a device that I can use to cutoff my generator automatically? I just ordered a smoke detector with a set of dry contacts. Now all I need is something to pull up the lever at the governor when the smoke detector closes its contacts.

Thank You,

Jim

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Listeroid Engines / Powerline 10/1 Smoking
« on: December 27, 2013, 09:33:25 PM »
Hello and Merry Christmas,

I ran my Powerline 10/1 for about 10-minutes, turned it off for about 10-minutes and then ran it again however the second time I ran it it started smoking profusely. I could not see too much because it is in the garage and visibility was quite poor but I did notice quite a bit of smoke coming from the air filter. After shutting it down I took the cover off of the air filter and the filter is black and there appears to be a ring of some sort of crud around the top of it.
I put some oil in it before starting it the first time but it ran fine the first time. It only started smoking the second time. I am wondering if the muffler system got full of oil from the exhaust the first time run and then during the 10-minute rest the oil drained back down into the manifold and then flowed into the intake manifold somehow. I have a 2" diameter by 6" long pipe nipple at the bottom of the muffler to catch stuff like this though. The generator sounded like it was running pretty good but just smoking.
Could someone share their thoughts with me on this issue?

Thanks,
Jim

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Listeroid Engines / Water Reservoir
« on: December 15, 2013, 11:16:22 PM »
Hello,

I have a Powerline 10/1 with a huge radiator attached to it. It has a 5-gallon plastic bucket for a water reservoir tank. Can someone please recommend to me what I can use as a metal reservoir tank instead of my 5-gallon plastic bucket?

Thank you,


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