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  • Richard
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    I live in Colorado and we experience many cold days and nights below zero, and I haave had no trouble refuleing my honda in below zero weather. The car is in my garage, but it is not heated.

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  • Alaska GX
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    In Alaska I figure I'm at 1.40 gge ( vs 4.50 unleaded) w 100 mile commute...I'm going to plug mine in at home for 3 hours, then move it into the shop before I go to bed on cold nights.

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  • bakaroma
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    Yuck it all sounds like work and $$$$$$'s. CNG prices are going to have to go up a lot more relative to what I pay via home fueling for me to jump.

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  • CraziFuzzy
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    Dave, does code require the compressor to be shutdown? or the gas to be shut off? wouldn't a 3-way solenoid valve that vented the downstream (inside portion) on a high gas alarm suffice? This would eliminate the need to have a remote control system for the compressor.

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  • cngaz
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    You have to have more than a remote panel to meet code.
    You also need a methane detector, an alarm and an automatic exhaust fan that will work with the panel to shut down the FM and run the fan automatically in case of leak.

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  • freedml
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    The FMQ has to be installed outside but they make a Remote Fueling Panel which can be mounted inside your garage.

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    Friend of mine is heating & air tech and said the quickest way is run new flexible plastic gas line through trusses of flooring. I think is was slightly higher than black pipe (typical steel pipe used for gas lines), but the plastic wouldn't have any splices so your chances of a leak are virtually nill.


    Best of luck to you . . . go CNG !!

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  • bakaroma
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    Cold weather refueler

    In considering an FMQ2-36 I am not too excited about having an empty stall in my garage so I can let my car feeze at night being refueled. Can any of you colder weather folks help me with your experience. I am also wondering for you NON do it yourselfers what have been your expenses in running gas and 220 lines to your units? My basement is finished so that leaves the attic as an option, but my electric panel is in the basement and I will have to pull up an interior wall somehow as best I can figure to even get to the attic to pull across the house. If you are in Utah and can reccomend someone who has done this kind of work let me know.
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