AC power line question

Bob Bruninga bruninga at
Wed Jul 4 15:39:36 CDT 2012

> However, and this is the point of my story, 
> the road taxed fuel, and the maintenance visit 
> for a stand-by unit that ran too long, cost less
> than half what power normally cost from the 
> co-op for two weeks.

Interesting.  That does not seem possible.  Our experience is about 10 times worse.

We have found that the typical home generator can only generate about 4 or 5 kwh per gallon.  At $3.60 cents a gallon, that is at best about 90 cents per KWH which is about TEN TIMES what we pay for electricity from our utility (about 9 cents per KWH).

Bob, WB4aPR

>On Jul 2, 2012, at 1:00 PM, tacos-request at wrote:
>> Message: 1
>> Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2012 13:15:28 -0400
>> From: Tad <tad at>
>> Subject: Re: AC power line question
>> Wish we had those here.  It is obvious where the breaks are this
>> time but
>> in an ice storm it usually isn't.  We are burning diesel now for
>> water,
>> lights, fridges and fans.
>> Tad
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