Generator Thread ....When the power goes out...

10thmountain

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I enjoyed the Honda generator thread from not even two weeks ago, Thought we could have a Generator Thread to talk about different types of portable and non-portable generators that provide power to you home, trailer, cabin, campsite, et al. What types of Back up power do you like to run? If you have solar - Feel free to chime in.


I have on my 2020 CHRISTmas list :

Generac GP2200I portable generator.

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7k cheap'o harbor freight so far has taken us through several storms and is chugging along great
Crazy easy to start
can run fridge mircowave coffee pot internet box tv even a portable AC unit if needed
it is Nice to have
I would say a el' crap'o genny if it runs is better than a top of the line name brand that doesnt run
PM in a must , watch the gas and oil and run it every year even if you dont need it
 

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7k cheap'o harbor freight so far has taken us through several storms and is chugging along great
Crazy easy to start
can run fridge mircowave coffee pot internet box tv even a portable AC unit if needed
it is Nice to have
I would say a el' crap'o genny if it runs is better than a top of the line name brand that doesnt run
PM in a must , watch the gas and oil and run it every year even if you dont need it

I have a Generac 10KW that I hook into my main panel that can run the house normal (with minimal load shedding) and a Generac 5500KW as a back up to the back up. Both work really well.
 

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My Generac crapped out, 2nd one I've owned that failed. I'm going with the cheapo Harbor Freight gen this time
 

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I have a 7k running watts that I have yet to install a panel for. Have you all just hired an electrician and what has it cost?
 

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I have a 7k running watts that I have yet to install a panel for. Have you all just hired an electrician and what has it cost?
I paid about $300 to have an electrician install a generator switch to my main panel, add a 220 outlet on the exterior and cut me about 30 ft heavy duty cord with double male connectors. See pics above.
 
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