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Preventative generator maintenance

Yamaha generator interior

After a week of heavy use, it was time to change the oil on our Yamaha generator.

We already can't imagine how we'd live without her.

She comes inside at night and when we leave home, so hopefully we'll never have to find out.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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I've really enjoyed your adventures with the new homestead.
Comment by mona Fri Oct 27 12:45:39 2017

Hi Mark and Anna,

Your post has got me thinking that if I had a propare powered gen-inverter that I could hook to a thermostat, I could take a 2nd house off grid totally and just turn on power when heat from the oil burner was needed.

I wonder if you ran into any propane powered ones?

And what you paid for your current unit.

Lots of fun :).

Good luck, John

Comment by John Fri Oct 27 13:36:20 2017
She is a thing of beauty!
Comment by Anne Mon Oct 30 22:07:31 2017

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