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Changfa to the rescue
« on: October 08, 2016, 08:37:20 PM »

A friend bought a changfa 1125 and a 15kw st head about the same time
I purchased mine. At that time a Chinese coupling was available that bolted
directly the head and engine that we also got.

He brought his to my shop and we built a nice heavy frame with rollers and he took
it home where it has sat for the last 10 years or so.

Well the hurricane came through. I never lost power but he did.
SOOOOO , today he calls.......think we can get his genset running ?
I have told him for years to get it out and run it, but you know always too busy.

I ride over to his place, drag it out. A trip to his shop for a few feet of wire
and some connectors......presto, bango....30 minutes later......ah, A /C, refrigerator,
lights...all is good....

Amazing, after setting for 10 years it fired right up and runs like a champ !
We set voltage/hz with the kill o watt, I hung for an hour or so making sure
he understood start/stop and what to look out for.

I have always said I hate the noise and banging and clanging of those Changfa
engines but they always seem to run every time they are needed. I probably have
a few hundred hours on mine and it has never let me down.

My thoughts for the day,
Metro 6/1 turning a ST 7.5 KW gen head
Changfa 1115 turning a ST 15 KW gen head
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Re: Changfa to the rescue
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2016, 04:57:50 PM »
I have the same set up only belt driven head. It is as you say love / hate. Hate the noise, love the reliability.
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Re: Changfa to the rescue
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2016, 08:46:37 PM »
Sacrilege for the diesel fans, I know, but we used one of the 4KW Walmart/Buffalo tools cheap 3600 rpm/direct drive propane generators for my neighbor's project until we got his DES 8/1 propane conversion going. It is quite good on sound level.  It's now his backup generator all wired up in a Rubbermaid deck box.  It's quiet and doesn't mind sitting for ages between uses.  Diesel is king but propane is a nice fuel for a backup generator, especially if the home is already on propane.