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    Re: Discussion: house generator


    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    An old coleman I got from my uncle when he purchased a propane auto unit since they are snow birds now. I think it's 5500 or such. I can power the well pump and furnace at the same time.
    that is what I have, and old Coleman I bought right after Hurricane Bob, in 1991, so that would put mine at 29 years old. probably has less than 200 hours on it, 4600watt continuous/6250watt surge, 11hp Tecumseh 5 gallon tank has 12 hr run time @ 50% load, I have no problem powering my whole house, and office (I only power my Rinnai heater & phone system, server & wi-fi during outages) @ 50%, especially now, since I have replaced most lighting with LED, stove, hot water, drier are all LP gas, only thing that is 220, is my well pump, and one of my ACs

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    Re: Discussion: house generator

    On the hunt for a inverter generator
    Setup my furnace for a separate generator for backup

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    Re: Discussion: house generator

    Quote Originally Posted by zxme View Post
    On the hunt for a inverter generator
    Setup my furnace for a separate generator for backup
    We bought a Honda for my sister in FL, so it had to be shipped anyway. We bought it at Northern Tool and shipppping was free, no sales tax, and got a $100 gift card from them.

    Can see buying a cheapy to run tire warmers, but for emergency use I’m sticking with known brands that we can get parts for.

    This reminds me to run the B&S here in Boston and make sure the cable isn’t buried under junk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Garandman View Post
    We bought a Honda for my sister in FL, so it had to be shipped anyway. We bought it at Northern Tool and shipppping was free, no sales tax, and got a $100 gift card from them.

    Can see buying a cheapy to run tire warmers, but for emergency use I’m sticking with known brands that we can get parts for.

    This reminds me to run the B&S here in Boston and make sure the cable isn’t buried under junk.
    I actually was looking at the Predator 2000 for the backup.
    I picked up the new P3 Kilowatt meter to measure the fridge & Furnace and Fridge was 780 watts & Furnace ( Hot water ) was 29 watts
    This is backup only as I have a portable & 10 circuit transfer switch for whole house.

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