Things I Did Wrong and Need To Fix
1. Too many people have gas generators. Lines for gas were long and not comfortable. Need to invest in a propane generator and get a large tank on the property (500 pounds or more).
I would like to share my experience with a propane generator so others might not repeat paying the "stupid tax" I paid.
Our home burned in 2007, we rebuilt and wanted a generator to be part of our new home. We sank a 500 gal tank in the ground that would run our stovetop and the generator. We bought a 40 kw generator and found out that the btu requirement for that size a generator could only be met with a 700+ gal tank. So, I had to buy another tank.
If anyone here buys a propane generator, discuss it with a pro that does this everyday and get on the same page. Also, the automatic transfer switch is not that much more expensive than the manual switch. My Generac starts itself and runs a diagnostic once a week. It's a pretty awesome piece of mind.
One other thing, we had been given advise on the 40 kw size of genny by our electrician. It's kinda too large for our house. So again, talk with a generator professional if your gonna drop some big bucks on this kind of set-up.