Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Miller Bobcat 225G Plus as house generator

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2021
    Posts
    2
    Post Thanks / Like

    Miller Bobcat 225G Plus as house generator

    My late father-in-law acquired a used Miller Bobcat 225 G Plus Welder around 15 years ago. The Hobbs meter broke at 93 hours, the condition is acceptable, and the aluminum fins on the cylinders look like they've been outdoors for years. I changed the oil, spark plugs and wires, and it fired right up.

    My mother-in-law would like to use it as a stand-by generator for the house and wants to convert it to natural gas.

    Here's my question: Can I assume the output power is clean enough for house use, or should I be aware of a generator issue once _____ wears out?
    And is there a gotcha or tip I should know before using the Bobcat as a house generator?

    Thanks for the help!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Wheatland, Wyoming
    Posts
    651
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Miller Bobcat 225G Plus as house generator

    I have a 225G, not plus, that has been used as a house generator. Max output is 8000 watts so you have to me careful of things you can run at the same time. I know nothing about converting to NG. You have to set the output to AC and set the dials to max.
    Chris
    Auction Addict

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2021
    Posts
    2
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Miller Bobcat 225G Plus as house generator

    Gasoline contains an enormous amount of energy - but it isn't as clean as natural gas or as cheap (where she lives). A 7.5K Firman generator available at Costco has a three-way fuel option and states three different power outputs.
    Gasoline = 7500 watts
    Propane = 6750 watts
    Nat Gas = 5500 watts

    The 2 benefits of natural gas: The oil stays clean for really long time, and the if the gas supply isn't interrupted, the tank never needs to be refilled.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Nov 2021
    Posts
    5
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Miller Bobcat 225G Plus as house generator

    We had a 12 KW Kohler generator installed with a transfer switch for $6,500 last year. It is enough to keep maybe 80% of our house running. Our electric dryer didn't make the cut, but we already use a drying rack instead much of the time.


    Obviously we haven't lost power for an extended period since we got it. The piece of mind it has provided for our situation has made it worth it for me. I had been debating just getting a portable generator to keep on hand, but I'm satisfied with our choice.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2021
    Posts
    5
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: Miller Bobcat 225G Plus as house generator

    Quote Originally Posted by GarageGuy View Post
    Gasoline contains an enormous amount of energy - but it isn't as clean as natural gas or as cheap (where she lives). A 7.5K Firman generator available at Costco has a three-way fuel option and states three different power outputs.
    Gasoline = 7500 watts
    Propane = 6750 watts
    Nat Gas = 5500 watts

    The 2 benefits of natural gas: The oil stays clean for really long time, and the if the gas supply isn't interrupted, the tank never needs to be refilled.
    Do you have any problems with the Firman generator? I have read many controversial opinions about it.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Page generated in 1,659,932,025.89335 seconds with 13 queries