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I had a eu1000i for many years and now a eu2000i for 2 years, the thing I did/do not like is one can not run the carb dry. So I added a separate run switch to the eu1000i and today to the eu2000i. The 2000 was much easier, as I was able to reach is and cut the two wires between the fuel/run switch and plug, and extend them to the new switch without taking the case apart. The switch I got at Ace Hardware is advertised at having an O-ring to keep moisture out.

BTW the switch closes to stop the generator, so I could not use the little on/off tab, as it was reversed for this application.

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They don't have fuel shut off?

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I run ours dry by turning off the fuel cap vent. Worked good so far.


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winniman wrote:

They don't have fuel shut off?


Yes, it is a combined fuel and ignition switch build into a single item. As other posted note, one could close the vent, however it is going to run quite a bit longer, wasting more fuel.

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The drain screw isn't good enough?

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2oldman wrote:

The drain screw isn't good enough?

I think it is easier to drain the bowl more completely using the drain screw also.


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So oldman and driver, you would rather remove the cover and drain the gas in the carb to where?

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hutch mountain makes a nice shutoff switch similar to what the OP did that is plug and play for the 2000. BTW the new 2200i has a two position "off", on is an imediate kill like the old units, the second position shuts off fuel and lets the carb run dry.

yes, you can drain the carb by pulling the side case digging out a screwdrive and pucking gas on the ground or into a jar, but the switch is IMHO a nicer alternative.


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I put the Hutch Mountain switch on my EU2000. Other than drilling a mounting hole in the generator case, it was plug-n-play.


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ktmrfs wrote:

hutch mountain makes a nice shutoff switch similar to what the OP did that is plug and play for the 2000. BTW the new 2200i has a two position "off", on is an imediate kill like the old units, the second position shuts off fuel and lets the carb run dry.

yes, you can drain the carb by pulling the side case digging out a screwdrive and pucking gas on the ground or into a jar, but the switch is IMHO a nicer alternative.


Hutch mountain switch cost 4x as much, just saying!

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