I'm going to buy a generator soon, maybe tomorrow. I'm looking at the Ridgid 6800 with Idle control mainly to run my Dynasty 200 so I can go out for the odd things.
The generator will be in the back of a truck, but I am reading about grounding generators, ideas? if your leaving your gen set in the truck?
Also is this gen sufficient for the Dynasty, let me know. They say its clean power and I've heard good things about the Yamaha engine. Dynasty needs 5500 mininum I think.
Generac 7000 cost the same, soooo maybe.
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Thread: Generator Again
01-19-2013, 05:43 PM #1
Last edited by Hardrock40; 01-19-2013 at 05:47 PM.
01-20-2013, 07:38 AM #2
What's the price of generator ??? I would check craigs list for a used bobcat or trailerblazer. You would have another machine with many options. you could get
a wire feeder and spoolgun for it too. I'm just trying to spend your money for another machine.
01-20-2013, 08:15 AM #3
The generator will support the dynasty, but that is basically it. If I were you, I would look into getting something with a 50 amp output just because you can power your house as well.
When my power goes out, I plug my TB302 into my wall and I can run my entire house (not at same time... E hot water, E stove, [heat-oil], A/C....
This is just a case for you as buy just enough for now, or buy it for many uses.
I second buying a used TB or Bobcat. Cyberweld has a new bobcat 225 for $3,400. Just for reference.
01-20-2013, 10:03 AM #4
The gen. is 1000 The cost of a used welder/generator starts around 2500. Well for what I can find around here. I guess with that cost I would buy an enclosed trailer to set up with the Dynasty instead of running it out of the truck.
Some great ideas, tho. I just can't spring for it right now. Just a generator has me on edge. LOL
How about that grounding issue? or is it an issue?
01-20-2013, 11:47 AM #5
Ideally you would have a small strap of metal connecting the generator frame to the truck body. Example would be a power cord frayed and the live wire making contact with the truck body- now the fault has a path back to the source- the generator and will open the CB.
Without the bond strap the fault just stays in the truck body and if you happen to touch the truck you can become the path.
That being said you can use a gfi and that will offer way more protection.
Check out Denny's portable set up a nd choice. Of generator.
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01-20-2013, 02:18 PM #6
Thanks, I understand it better now. I'll make a ground.
Thanks for the link to post also. Thats exactly what I have in mind later on. Gona take some time tho.
I bought the Ridgid. Everything seems to be working fine on it. I ran the welder through the 220 twist lock and welded a little. The 110s are GFI on the gen.
Its a heavy beast. 245lbs.