I experienced my first power outage last week, lasted 17 hours.. I always knew I would eventually need one, and tried to convince my wife to spend big bucks to get one when we first bought the house. Needless to say she never agreed, until now. So.. I'd like to get a diesel generator that I would put on a slab outside my house, on the side of the oil fill, and run a line to my oil tank. Is this possible? Are Diesel generators better than gas ones? Can I use my home heating oil to run a diesel generator? I know the fuel type is the same, but know taxes are different. Do you need to use vehicle diesel for a generator? I figured a 10KW on a transfer switch would power my whole house without any effort. Anyone have experience with a generator for the whole house?