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[*] posted on 5-29-2018 at 12:18 AM

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I didn't know that they made portable generators!


How about chainsaws' ... I've got a Husqvarna .. any Stihl fans out there

Got both .. Yamaha and Honda, only used twice .. both worked

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[*] posted on 5-29-2018 at 04:37 AM

Anything you plug in or put gas in it isn't something you should EVER buy from Harbor Freight. Yea, a few of you but something that works. Good for you. I own a working farm, if you want to keep it working you don't use tools from HF.
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[*] posted on 5-29-2018 at 11:18 AM

2 Stihls.


Generac 14k watt, 20 circuits, Home
2 Honda 2000i (run parallel)
Onan 7k
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[*] posted on 5-29-2018 at 11:41 AM

I just hardwired a toggle switch on my eu2000, I don't know if the kits mention it but after you run it out of gas start it up with the choke on to empty the choke circuit, also you'll notice there will still be fuel in the bowl so if you're storing it for awhile...i'd still empty the bowl;)
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[*] posted on 5-29-2018 at 11:52 AM

i'd leave it FULL of gas
and start it once and a while to keep the juices running

you wont need it at 10am where you have 8 hours of sunlight to "screw around" with it to get it running

you'll NEED it at 9pm when there is NO electricity and it's DARK!!!

have it ready to start and USE!!!

forget draining the prepared

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[*] posted on 5-31-2018 at 09:49 PM
Smarter tools?

Costco used to sell the 'smarter tools' 2000w generator for under 600 bucks. Yamaha engine. Can run 2 in parallel just like the honda. But the Yamaha has a fuel gauge and you can shut off the fuel, not possible with the Honda. Honda is notorious for carb issues after short storage, since it is impossible to run it out of fuel without draining the carb. I have a Honda 2000, have the Smarter Tools at work. If I had it to do over again I would buy the Yamaha or Smartertools for myself.
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[*] posted on 6-1-2018 at 07:15 AM

Last time I looked the Honda and Yamaha inverter generators were the top choices. Inverter generators are much quieter and they throttle up and down to match demand.

Decide what models satisfy your needs taking into account the peak load from when your AC starts up.

It's not hard to get a top rated generator for a good price if you are flexible in what you want and are willing to buy a used one. You don't have to be an expert to avoid the duds.

Set up some craigslist searches. You will get an email when someone lists their generator. Check the photos to verify the model and condition and then call to the owner.

Used Honda prices will be higher than comparable Yamaha, maybe for good reason, but the Yamaha we use is very quiet and good on gas.
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[*] posted on 6-1-2018 at 02:39 PM

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I paid less than $700 2.5 years ago for this genny withou flex fuel and electric start at costco. It literally 2-3 decibels lower than the honda for more than half off. If it fails costco will take it back, no questions asked, not that I would do it. I have 187 hours on it hasnt missed a beat!

I can confirm the honda adapters (gas cap and oil drain) linked above dont fit champion and now have a kit for whoever sends $12.00 to cover shipping! Call it an early Xmas present.

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[*] posted on 6-1-2018 at 04:22 PM

The propane option is a winner!
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[*] posted on 6-4-2018 at 05:08 AM

Here is my final input on this topic. Consumer Reports just rated 2KW inverter type generators. Results are as follows;

1) Honda EU2000 - Score of 77, costs $1,000
2) Westinghouse Gen2000 - Score of 76, costs $520.00
3) Preddator62523 - Score of 72, costs $500.00

I have the Honda, but would at least consider the others if I were shopping for one now. .:light::light:
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