diesel generator

Discussion in 'Workshop Projects' started by carpenter1, Sep 16, 2018.

  1. carpenter1

    carpenter1 Member

    Location:
    devon
  2. Warp Land Farmer

    Location:
    Hazzard County
    Why diesel and not petrol?
     
  3. tinman

    tinman Member

    Location:
    N.I.
    whatever you buy id be going for a super silent, the drone of a genny even outside a shed in its own house is going to get on your wick if not ss, or at least it would on mine, it id depend too on if you have neighbors, they mightnt take too kindly to the rattle of a std genny on days or evenings..

    had you thought about a 3ph genny or maybe youd consider that a bit ott for what you want, i ask that because i bought a second hand 30kva 3ph super silent genny for 2.5k, it id open up a lot more avenues for you altho i know its above the money your looking at but its a hell of a lot more pixies for not a wild lot more when youd consider the cost per Kv.

    aside from that, the first one there looks the better choice if your tied to 6Kva, the bottom one is going to be noisy id imagine.
     
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  4. carpenter1

    carpenter1 Member

    Location:
    devon
    Open to either, but got diesel tank there, so no forgetting or running out of diesel.
     
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  5. carpenter1

    carpenter1 Member

    Location:
    devon
    Top one seems to be sold now, the bottom one says extra super silent
    3ph would be over the top I would think.
     
  6. tinman

    tinman Member

    Location:
    N.I.
    if im after something and my tongue isnt out for it ill watch away at sets, ill google up whats good n bad and start to weed the wheat from the chaff so to speak, then id watch the select few id have whittled it down to and keep an eye on price achieved and condition.
    after a bit youl know when you see value.
    maybe consider the max youd be willing to spend and look at what it would get you.
    that top one did look like a right nice one.
    i looked at the second one and read some too but missed the bit about xtra ss, my bad.
    Rem, the day you buy, is the day you sell.

    looking at the top one again, i dont know if its sold, i think it just ended.
    give them a ring, if its still there it might be bought a few quid less.
    it looks a nice set, i think its the pick of the two.
     
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  7. mx110

    mx110 Member

    Location:
    cumbria
    compressor, welder, lights? all used together? I think you'd be better with something bigger than 6kva
     
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  8. P500Falcon

    P500Falcon Member

    Location:
    Ceredigion
    If you can try and get a 1500rpm, water cooled gen set, more expensive but much quieter and from experience more reliable. The 3000rpm air cooled diesel sets are noisy as hell and rattle themselves to pieces.
     
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  9. a while ago I bought a generator / welder direct from manufacturer at considerable saving on list price
     
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  10. MF 168

    MF 168 Member

    Location:
    Laois, Ireland
    6kva might struggle a bit to run a workshop. I've a 7.2 kva yanmar powered one here and tbh it wouldn't want to be any less. Fantastic on diesel but struggles on the inverter welder. Whenever I decide to change it'll be replaced by a 10kva one.
     
  11. As others have said how big is the motor on the compressor and what is the size and type of welder?

    You really want at least triple the power of the worst case load (if not more) to cater for startup current especially on big motors.

    Also inverter welders are far more ‘generator friendly’ than traditional welders.
     
  12. carpenter1

    carpenter1 Member

    Location:
    devon
    We have only got a small welder, on a 13amp plug, so nothing to big.
    The compressor is 2kw I think.
    I would not run both together, the lights are led so not ,such draw.
    I will see what 1500rpm are about
     
  13. TheTallGuy

    TheTallGuy Member

    Location:
    Cambridgeshire
    Definitely 1500rpm & although you don't 'need' it, I wouldn't look at anything less than 10kVA, because you can guarantee that if you go smaller something will come along that isn't happy...
     
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  14. carpenter1

    carpenter1 Member

    Location:
    devon
    I have decided diesel. Any one know of any 1500rpm sets up to 10kva for sale.
    Was ideally looking to spend no more than 1000, but might for right set. Think that it is to tight for a 1500rpm though.
    Thanks
     
  15. I bought my welder generator direct from Harrington generators with saving of list price and it is good machine .. they supply all sizes of generators
     
  16. davieh3350

    davieh3350 Member

    Location:
    Pitlochry
    I ran a 3 phase generator off the old international for years. Put the shaft on the 540 output for welding, and on to the 1000 rpm shaft with an adapter for running motors. Worked well. If you had a tractor for loader work around your shed you could do that.
     
  17. carpenter1

    carpenter1 Member

    Location:
    devon
    I have considered a pto generator, but the tractor would use more fuel
     
  18. davieh3350

    davieh3350 Member

    Location:
    Pitlochry
    One less engine to maintain.
     
  19. tinman

    tinman Member

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    N.I.

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