Generator security

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  1. yorkshirepudding

    yorkshirepudding Read Only Funster

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    I have read the pros and cons regarding generators, even the battles between the various brands, and have decided to take the plunge and buy one.
    One thing does occur to me however, how do people secure their gennys whilst in use? I would imagine a light fingered type could have it away before you could exit your van.
     
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    When we use ours wether we're London or Eastbourne or where ever, we always chain ours up...............having said that it would hard to run off with a 22kg genny:Rofl1: but you cant be too careful:Eeek:
     
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    I've got a Motorcyle chain and one of the Alarm Padlocks that Aldi were selling last week. Bloody noisy alarm and quite senitive so it should go off if anyone tampers with the chain or the Generator :Smile:
     
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    I use one of these (link below). Loop it through the generator's handle, then round the tow-bar and padlock it. I would never leave the site without storing the gennie away in the garage, but this seems a fair deterrent whilst one is in attendance but out of sight inside.

    If you don't have a tow-bar, it could be padlocked to the base vehicle's towing loop.

    Philip

    >> Master Lock <<
     
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    Thanks for your replies. I'll join the chain gang and sleep well knowing my genny is safe.
     
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    For what its worth the steel ropes are more difficult to cut than a chain using convensional theives kit, hack saw croppers etc although a cordless grinder will do both in seconds:RollEyes:
     
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    I concur with the previous posters and use a steel wire and padlock when it's running... but the risk of someone actually nicking while it's running I would think very low..

    You could of course buy a KIPOR .. no one nicks them :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    part of Geo's kit and part of delwoods.....

    a 2.5 mtr plastic coated high tensile steel cable from halfrauds and an alarm padlock from one of the shows.

    any sudden shock (hammer attack) transmitted through the cable sets off the padlock alarm. :thumb:

    little 600w gennies are very hard to secure due to the screwed on handle and no frame.
    i fitted a small bracket to an engine bolt and the padlock just fits through...takes a bit of time to undo a bolt, so better than nowt.
     
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    Someone must have been living a sheltered life. A running padlocked genny was stolen from an RV at Americana and several secured gennies were stolen overnight at a Peterborough show by an ethnic minority.
     
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    hi Onan and welcome....:thumb:

    how do you know it was an ethnic minority ? were they caught in the act...if so the security measures worked...they got caught !!!!
    as for the secured RUNNING genny..i can only assume the owner was watching the bands at the time and wasnt with the van.
     
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    I have heard of running generators being stolen from building sites. This is why I asked the question.
     
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    we had a site genny...(noisier than a blacksmiths shop)...stolen from outside a vacant house we were rewirng...

    2" link steel chain and a large heavy padlock fastened around the steel incoming gas pipe.

    we thought it had run out of fuel so went to refill....GONE :Eeek:

    buggers even took the chain and lock:Angry:

    just shows..if they want it they'll take it.

    mind..even if we'd seen them run off with it they could have it...you never argued on this estate...fight one, you fight 'em all.
    coppers only went on this estate in two's and never in a car.
    if they got out it was nicked and if they didnt it was stoned.:Eeek:
     
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    Yes, I think I've been there:BigGrin:.
     
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    Not familiar with that one but could name several others from my market research days....Well a guy's got to make a living. Or did have to:Wink:.
     
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    opposite B+Q.....much nicer since they bulldozed it and built modern social housing and excluded the trouble causing scum families.
     
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