Feb 272024

Well, it took a while, and there were some speed bumps along the way, but our new Generac whole house backup generator system is now installed and ready to go to work when we have a power outage.

I was up before seven o’clock yesterday morning because Thompson Gas was coming to set the propane tank to provide fuel for the generator. The lady scheduling things told me that she didn’t know exactly what time he would be here, and I wanted to be sure to be up and ready for him. It was actually about nine o’clock when Flash, the installer, arrived.

He had been out here earlier in the month to look at where we wanted the tank to go, so it was a simple matter of him checking the gas line that had been installed to be sure it had been done properly, then he used a boom on his truck to take the tank off.

Flash is a nice guy, and I enjoyed visiting with him as he made the connections to the generator and cooktop, and installed pressure regulators and made sure everything was working.

Then there was some paperwork to sign, and he was on his way to his next customer, and now we have a 250-gallon propane tank, which will keep the generator and Terry’s stovetop working happily for a long time. While he was here, Flash also adjusted the simmer level on the stovetop’s burners, which Terry really appreciated.

She also appreciated him telling her how impressed he was with what a clean house we have. The pest control man told her the same thing when he was here a few days ago, as well as somebody from the generator company. Terry takes great pride in our home and works hard to keep it looking good in spite of all the messes that Alli, the cats, and I make. Trust me, that’s a full time job!

A couple of hours after the tank was installed, Ben from Absolute Power Systems came to initialize the generator and do a test run to make sure that everything was as it should be. Except for some problems getting the Generac phone app to work, an issue that seems to be from our T-Mobile router settings, everything was good to go.

As I said at the start of this blog, there were some roadblocks at the beginning, but none of those were caused by Absolute Power Systems. The company is dedicated to customer service and I can’t recommend them highly enough. The problems were with a couple of other propane companies that would not follow through or put all kinds of roadblocks in the way of setting a tank. I’ve never had to argue so much to get somebody to take my money before. Shoot, my ex-wives and their lawyers were always happy to get as much of it as they could. ☹

And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.

Thought For The Day – The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

  3 Responses to “Generator Project Finished”

  1. Nick, We just went thru the exact same thing installing our Generac. We learned from our installer that Generac was offering a 10 year extended warranty FREE, And, we had a 5 year. You might want to look into it as I am not sure how long that Special was available. We have a contract from Generac confirming the 10 year coverage. Hope this helps you. Carol Freeman

  2. FYI, Have the same size propane tank and that is a 500 gallon tank, which can hold up to 400 gallons. Need to leave 20 percent for expansion,

  3. Great! Now you will probably never lose power again. Your neighbors will thanks you. 😊

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