Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Junk shop find and other cool loot.

Went to investigate a report of a discarded but complete generator out by a curb with some trash. While over there, I found a store full of old junk nearby. The store has a book shelf in the back.

Nabbed this for three dollars.


Sometimes life is good.

Oh--and I got the generator too; a 4,000w gasoline-powered job. Neglected but appears fixable and too damned useful to abandon to the trash man with hurricane season arriving. I should have it running within a few days of the already-ordered repair parts arriving. It'll be my back-up generator, seconding a 6,000w unit that will power a single-room air conditioner, a lamp or two, the microwave, refrigerator and security cameras should the power go out for any length of time. With the water heater gas-powered and my rotating stockpile of food and water I think the dogs and I can do ok for a while.

And now we'll have a book to read as well.

15 comments:

  1. What brand generator? What brand engine?

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    1. It's a Buffalo Tools Sportsman GEN 4065. Plenty of them out there and parts are obtainable.

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    2. Cool. I've seen "that type" before. Very similar to Harbor Freight, Tractor Supply, and others.

      Change the oil, clean/replace the air filter, grab a spare spark plug, and you're probably good to go.

      One thing I've done when I wanted to be in stealth mode is to plumb it into a bigger muffler. Since you'll have it in a shed, a bigger muffler should quiet it down enough that most people won't even hear it running.

      Get some "black out curtains" for the house, and you're set!

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    3. I found a whole new carb kit on Amazon for $20.00. Doing that too since it's been outside for a while.

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    4. Good idea. Have you considered adding a fuel filter while you're doing that, or changing the one it (might) has?

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    5. Of course. Fuel lines too. Might as well get it A1 right from the start.

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    6. You da MAN, Murph!

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  2. Free generator, score!

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  3. Hey Murphy;

    Now where you live, there are a bunch of ...how can I say it...Democrats, if there is some kind of disaster, they will come knocking on your door expecting you to "share", unless you find a way to silence the generator and black your windows out...I ain't trying to rain on your parade, far from it. and kudo for scoring the generator :)

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    1. That's why it will be run in the fenced back yard (and ideally in a soon-to-be-built locking generator shed) were there be dogs and I'll be locked and loaded.

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  4. Boudreaux: "Say, Thibodeaux, what happen dat generator we put at de duck blind las' season. You suppose dem city boys come grab dat generator out de blind?"

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  5. Smart move! As usual! :-D

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  7. Here in Houston, you just don't run your generator after dark. And chain it. The technique used is to push a gas lawn mower up next to your generator, start it, then steal the gennie. Your power goes out, but since you can still hear the "generator motor" running, you don't rush out guns ready...

    And of course, a CO monitor for the house is cheap insurance.

    good score!

    zuk

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  8. Excellent!
    On both counts!

    gfa

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