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oldguysrule649 last won the day on February 24 2017

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  1. Yesterday I installed the Hutch Mountain propane kit on my Honda EU3000is. Was a relatively straight forward install. Took me a few hours, mainly because I did not have a 11/16" drill bit on hand for the hole through which the quick disconnect fitting goes. Ended up drilling a 1/2" hole and enlarging it with my Dremel tool. Also tightening the QD fitting onto the fitting sticking out the hole took quite a few hard turns of the wrench to fully tighten it. Was afraid I would break the brass fitting or threads. However was able to fully tighten it without a problem. The "business end" plate goes between the air filter housing and carburator. That part was easy. Also installed a new spark plug gapped to 0.022" per the instructions(still seems to run ok on gas with the smaller gap as compared to the usual 0.028-0.032 gap.) Once installed, I was able to seemlessly switch between gasoline and propane. Ran the generator for about an hour on propane. Ran fine in both normal and Eco mode. Note that per the instructions, you must have the gen housing closed. (Ie close the access panel that you had open to do the installation.) Otherwise, it runs like crap especially in Eco mode. Bottomline, I am thrilled to now be able to use propane as my primary fuel for the genny; while retaining the option of using gasoline when required. Easier and safer to store and handle the propane. Purchased three 30lb propane tanks at Tractor Supply. So will have at least 90 lbs of propane on hand for any power emergencies.
  2. Several past threads, and my inputs to them, are linked below, for your general information. regards.
  3. I will see if I can find my personal past post/guidance on the topic of “Question# 26” and repost it here. As others have already stated, if I were to need an eval, my goto doctor would also be Dr Pirelli. Coincidently, I am also in Middletown. Feel free to private message me.
  4. OP, Just to add, I purchased my Troy A4 (556/223) in early March just before all the craziness started. Purchased mine from Tony at Weshoot(formerly Garden State Shooting Center) in Lakewood, where I have purchased the majority of my firearms. Have been thrilled with my choice of the Troy, my first AR. Have shot approx 1,000 rounds thru it so far, no malfunctions whatsoever. Vast majority fired from the shoulder. As others have stated, firing from the shoulder is a non-issue. After a while, I did upgrade the charging handle with the one from Radian Weapons. Nothing wrong with the stock one. However the Radian one is beefier and ambidextrous and easier on my increasingly arthritic fingers and hands. Also accessorized it with a Sig Romeo 5 Red Dot sight and a Streamlight TLR-2 HL light/green laser combo. Now a great package for all use cases.
  5. Firstly, I found the US Carburetor website confusing but from what I could discern, the USG kit involves removing and modifying the gen's carburetor. In contrast the Hutch kit seems to be a much cleaner install that requires very minimal changes to the genny. If you watch their video I linked above, you will see that it is very easy to switch back and forth between propane and gasoline. Lastly, and a big consideration for me, is that on the gen itself, the Hutch kit provides a quick disconnect port and the propane regulator attaches to the propane tank. I.e. I don't have to mount the propane regulator to the outside housing of my genny. It would get knocked into all the time in my garage (likely by my knees, lol). My understanding (if correct) is that the USG kit would require the regulator assembly to be mounted to the generator housing. So overall struct me as a much cleaner design that would also enable me to switch seemlessly between propane and gasoline as the situation might call for.
  6. Brand of what??? Per my post above, the generator is a Honda EU3000is. The propane kit is from Hutch Mountain. www.hutchmountain.com
  7. Just received the propane conversion kit yesterday. Took about three weeks to arrive, so patience is required. I will post an update once I install it. Am pleased with the design and looks like a relatively easy installation. The propane enters the engine via an adapter plate that mounts between the air filter housing and carburetor.
  8. Collier-Mills, and I believe also Clinton, now allow up to .30 caliber. I shot my RPR (556) and Troy A4 Other(556) at Clinton several months ago. Had no issues. The game warden/LEO came by twice to check for hunting licenses. I am sure he observed what firearms I had been shooting but did not say anything regarding them.
  9. OP, I recommend you visit Weshoot (formerly Garden State Shooting Center) in Lakewood. They have a good selection of new firearms as well as firearm rentals. It is a public range and a welcoming experience. I was formerly a member and have purchased most of my firearms there. If you plan to go to rent a firearm, recommend you call first as they may require you to go with a friend or bring your own firearm with you.
  10. Several days ago I ordered a Hutch Mountain propane conversion kit for my EU3000is. I like the fact that the propane pressure regulators are at the tank side and do not have to be mounted on the generator. Looking forward to receiving and installing it. Will post an update when I do. The video below shows it in use.
  11. Congrats on your purchase. I have shot one and really liked it. Recommend you check out the Sig Sauer Romeo 5.
  12. Midwayusa has Federal American Eagle 556x45 XM193 ammo in stock. 5 boxes of 100(500 total) for $234.99 (.47 per round). I received the notification this morning. Still showing available as of this time. Won't last long. Product #: 861045 Manufacturer #: XM193BL UPC #: 50029465062496
  13. Congrats Bob, am genuinely excited for you.
  14. I am not a lawyer. But I do not believe driving is a prerequisite to obtaining an NJFID and/or permit to purchase a handgun. So I assume your official State of NJ ID would suffice. With that said, please elaborate on your need. An aspiring new gun owner?
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