If you are a person that plans on doing a lot of construction or home improvement projects then you may want to consider a portable generator as part of your tools. Portable generators are a very helpful tool, no matter what the project is. They can be used for almost anything that needs power from a diesel engine or natural gas generator. A portable generator will work on a variety of fuels like propane, natural gas, gasoline, kerosene, and diesel.
In most cases a portable generator can be purchased in its simple and basic form. These units do not come with all the accessories that you would want to have for a power tool, but most of them do come with the gas cap and oil cooler. The oil cooler is needed so that you can fill up the unit with the right type of fuel. Most units will hold two tanks of fuel and you should always have one on standby in case of a power outage.
When it comes to the diesel fuel this generator can run on a variety of different types. However the most common type of fuel is propane gas. Diesel is a flammable gas and a safety measure that is recommended is to never ignite the gas directly above or below the tank. Doing so could cause severe burns and if the generator is near anything flammable then you could lose everything you have worked so hard to get to.
In some cases you may not need to purchase an oil cooler. In these cases you can use a portable gas bottle and fill from one. You should never use an oil bottle near a compressor as the bottle will create an explosion while being pressed. Also using a fuel cell to charge the diesel fuel will help keep the price down since most people will use the oil cooler.
For those generators that do not need an oil cooler you can purchase one separately. These generators do not need the cap on the gas cylinder. They are also much cheaper than the ones with the oil cooler. You will need to make sure that the generator is always running though so you can use the extra fuel. If the generator stops then you will only have to restart it again and this can become a hassle.
A popular option for portable generators is the propane fuel which comes in bottles. You can just put the cap on the gas cylinder and it will be ready for use. You should note that these generators are very noisy and if there is any vibration you will have to move around in order to keep quiet. This can be annoying during a party or event.
For those who like to camp or work in an RV it is best to purchase a generator that uses natural gas. The generator will have a lid on it and you can add the oil to the gas cap. This is a more expensive alternative, but it is the safest way to go. It is also the easiest option, because you will not have to worry about the cap being removed because it is permanently attached. You can also get some sort of liquid fuel, if you are worried about running out of gas.
There are several models of portable generators that have the cap fixed on them. This means that you have to add the oil to the gas cap to turn it on. Some of the generators also come with a cap that is removable. In this case you will have to add liquid fuel into the tank and then turn the gas cap on so that you can insert the liquid fuel. Make sure that your generator is turned off before you add the fuel to the gas cap.