I Intend To Buy A Generator:

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    After this storm, which mercifully spared me and my immediate neighbors from the kind of devastation or prolonged inconvenience suffered by so many others, I'm going to buy a generator.

    Does anyone experienced with these things have some advice on brand, type, model, etc.?
     
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    What...You don't believe that FEMA will come riding in like the Red Knight to your rescue?

    What kind of socialist are you?
     
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    It depends on what you want to have power for will depend on the type of generator you should get.
    I suggest something that uses propane
    Sportsman 4000 Watt Portable LP Propane Generator - 1012003 | Tractor Supply Company
     
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    Be nice I don't mind helping someone who snapped out of the government is going to help me mind set.
     
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    I have been considering the same thing, but, it was recommended that I buy this...Honeywell 45kw Generator[​IMG]...price tag $14,999.99 just for the unit.

    The most I have been without power is 12 hours at a clip and this powerhouse does not seem to justify that costly and enormous generator.
     
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    We don't use it often... but i love my little kawasaki generator! Its enough to keep the fridges cold and to run lights and things. We put in a transfer panel that interfaces with the circuit breaker panel.

    If you have the space...i highly recommend one!



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    [ame=http://www.amazon.com/DuroMax-MX4500E-Portable-Generator-Electric/dp/B002S5PP28]Amazon.com: DuroMax Elite MX4500E 4,500 Watt 7 HP OHV 4-Cycle Gas Powered Portable Generator With Wheel Kit & Electric Start: Patio, Lawn & Garden[/ame]
     
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    Fine...

    [​IMG]

    Generator 7500 Watt Ariens Gravely w Honda Engine and Electric Start | eBay

    And if you don't want your short-sighted lazy-assed socialist neighbors waiting for the FEMA truck to show up hearing the gasoline motor running, so they can try and mooch off of your or even possibly steal your generator, you can go solar:

    Solar Generator - Amazing Solar Generator Is Like Having A Secret Power Plant Hidden In Your Home
     
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    Thanks, but that one is way over my head and much more than I need. I'm looking in the $500 maximum category and the Kawasaki Syrenn recommends is perfect for my needs, which is mainly to keep my refrigerator and freezer running, power a lamp and maybe a small tv.
     
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    Were it not for my Social Security allotment I could not afford to buy a generator. So much for socialism. Keeps me happy and comfortable.
     
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    That little Duro is exactly what I need.

    I checked the Home Depot website and the only generator that came close to my needs is a Homelite 5,000w model which has as many negative reviews as positive. The Duro's reviews are 100% positive, plus I like the looks of it. Well designed.

    So, thank you.
     
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