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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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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.?

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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What...You don't believe that FEMA will come riding in like the Red Knight to your rescue?

What kind of socialist are you?

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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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.?

I have been considering the same thing, but, it was recommended that I buy this...Honeywell 45kw Generator
350-594293-847__1.jpg
...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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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.?


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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What...You don't believe that FEMA will come riding in like the Red Knight to your rescue?

What kind of socialist are you?

Be nice I don't mind helping someone who snapped out of the government is going to help me mind set.

Fine...

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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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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.?

I have been considering the same thing, but, it was recommended that I buy this...Honeywell 45kw Generator
350-594293-847__1.jpg
...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.
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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What...You don't believe that FEMA will come riding in like the Red Knight to your rescue?

What kind of socialist are you?
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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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.?


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!
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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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.?

Advice? Don't run it inside your house. :D
 

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Honda makes a nice line. I have a smallish one, large enough to keep the fridge running, charge up my cell phone, and make a pot of coffee. Just crank it up once in a while even if you don't need to and it will last for years.
 

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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.?

I have been considering the same thing, but, it was recommended that I buy this...Honeywell 45kw Generator
350-594293-847__1.jpg
...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.

Way Way Way too big for the average home.

I can run my business on an 8000 watt 60 amp generator.

That said I recommend a whole house propane unit like the Generac

You can get a 10 or 20 KW unit for 3 to 4 grand
 

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[ame=http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000422531]Generator Buying Guide[/ame]
 

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generators have a lot of pros and cons.....i have a small one...we switch off the water heater and the tv/net.....runs on gas....one big con....they are hard to crank and maintain..... but they will keep the freezer cold....o and they are loud
 

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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.?


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!
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.


I love it! I also recommend putting in the transfer panel.... that way you just plug it into your barker panel and you are good to go!
 

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I love it! I also recommend putting in the transfer panel.... that way you just plug it into your barker panel and you are good to go!


When my family was in Guam for a number of years we had a generator.

House voltage coming in is 220v which goes to the breaker panel which then has 110v down each side. Electric Dryers run in 220v which is why they have the differently shaped plug so Murphy Proof it. So take a drying plug pigtail and take an extension cord for 220v and splice in the pigtail.

Power goes out. SAFETY: SHUT OFF THE MAIN BREAKER TO THE HOUSE SO POWER DOES NOT BACK FEED OUT. Plug the extension cord into the dryer plug, fire up the generator and electricity is run the outlets in the house. A 5KW generator would run the refrigerator, some lights, and TV/VCR for the kids at night.

Not enough for an electric range, keep lights off you don't need, but we were comfortable. (Actually if you could run a range burner if most everything else was turned off.)



When you are out in the middle of the Pacific there is no power transfer from the neighboring grid (there is no neighboring grid) and crews didn't show up after typhoons like here.


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"Gasoline, in heavy demand for both cars and home generators, had customers waiting in line for hours and losing patience throughout the Garden State, as well as in New York, and Connecticut. In Wayne, N.J, police reported breaking up angry confrontations at gas stations throughout the day on Wednesday. In Brooklyn, tempers flared outside a Getty station, with drivers getting out of their cars and exchanging angry words."

Read more: State troopers deployed as tensions boil at gas stations in Sandy's wake | Fox News
 

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My friend when I was in high school lived some miles from the nearest paved road. They didn't have electricty and had only just gotten running water and a gas lighting system in their house. They fired up the generator once a week to do laundry (in an ancient wash tub with a wringer).

The generator was an ancient Dodge pickup. I remember looking out of the second story window and seeing it snugged up to the front door, that's how I knew it was laundry day.
 

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