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  • Is a FuelMaker Tech. necessary when installing used equipment?

    I live in So. Cal. I have just purchased a used FM4 that is in working condition. It has a new control panel and a recently refurbished head with less than 50 hours on it. I do not know the first "in service" date. But the unit is working -- this was demonstrated before I bought the unit. I am having the 220 electrical and 1" gas line run in a few weeks -- after I get final approval from the city and The Gas Company (thank you, Curtis). My question is: Do I need to have a FuelMaker tech. do the final hook up of my new used FM4? What specific tests (if any) should be done before I begin refueling my GX? Is the use of a FuekMaker Test Kit necessary? What is a "reasonable" cost for such an "instalation"? If you have purchased a used FuelMaker product, PLEASE respond. I don't was to blow $800.00 on a 20 minute hook up and brief "look over" of the FM4 but I don't want to make a basic mistake that may do damage to my new GX, either. I welcome ALL feedback. Cal

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    Re: Is a FuelMaker Tech. necessary when installing used equipment?

    There is no need to have a fuel maker installer. But do follow their instalation instructions. If you want some one to do the install I can refer you.

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      Re: Is a FuelMaker Tech. necessary when installing used equipment?

      the only thing that was stressed to us was proper inlet pressure and having 220-240v not 208v. also interior installs require a gas sensor, and think logically about your placement in case of a driveaway
      good luck

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        Re: Is a FuelMaker Tech. necessary when installing used equipment?

        I had an FM4 for a few months before getting my FMQ-2-36.
        The install guide for the FM4 is going to be similar to the FM2 series:
        http://fuelmaker.com/Products/Natura...UserManual.htm

        Be sure to install a collision barrier in front of the unit and also be aware that it draws as much gas as a typical furnace. So in the winter you may find it shutting down or not starting if the furnace is running and your overall home gas line is not suited for the load.

        See this thread:
        http://cngchat.com/forum/showthread.php?t=815

        Oh, and don't forget IRS Form 8911 to claim your $1,000 federal tax credit!

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