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    Solar Panel Roof Installation

    Will the roof warranty of my Reflectiin be voided if a Solar Panel is installed by a professional?
    Gary
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    Gary, when we took the factory tour we had that discussion with Jeremiah who gave us the tour. He told us attaching Solar to the roof would void the roof warranty.
    But we did not discuss who would be doing the install.

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    I would imagine anything we add has the potential to void some sort of warranty and that's fair. We can't expect GD to warranty damage caused by changes we make. But unless the panel installation caused the problem, I don't see why it should have any more potential than anything else.
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    Thanks for the feedback. Rough decision, I would really like to do solar someday. Thinking about starting with a Honda 2000 first. Boon Docking intrigues me.
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    Think I'll go solar myself in the near future. The Honda EU2000 is a great little generator. Been using the same one for ten years. Like most small engines, don't let it sit with fuel in it for long periods or you will gum up the carburetor. I found out the hard way. If I know I am not going to use it for a while, I dump all the fuel out and run it till it quits. Yamaha is a good one as well.
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    Rather than draining the tank go to any marine store and get some sta-bil. That's what boat owners do for their boats and it works.
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    The roof warranty is only void if there is a failure that can be directly attributed to the installation of the solar panels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhittleBurner View Post
    Rather than draining the tank go to any marine store and get some sta-bil. That's what boat owners do for their boats and it works.
    I've had mixed results using fuel stabilizers in small engines so I always make sure there is no fuel in the carburetor before I store them. If there is a fuel shutoff, I will put stabilizer in the tank but run the engine until it quits with the fuel shut off. If they don't have a shutoff, I drain the tank and run it till it quits. I think stabilizers work better in larger fuel systems.
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    Quote Originally Posted by notsosan View Post
    I've had mixed results using fuel stabilizers in small engines so I always make sure there is no fuel in the carburetor before I store them. If there is a fuel shutoff, I will put stabilizer in the tank but run the engine until it quits with the fuel shut off. If they don't have a shutoff, I drain the tank and run it till it quits. I think stabilizers work better in larger fuel systems.
    Put in a little bit of "Marvel Mystery Oil" prior to running them dry. It will lubricate fuel system and upper cylinder without leaving a gummy residue.

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    I would suggest buying marine grade gasoline. Almost all gas now has ethanol additives and that's what gums things up if it sits too long. You can find that kind of gas if you are near a marina or coastal areas where folks fill their gas tanks for their boats. That should help a lot.
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