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    Getting ready to buy one. How does this model look

    Generac 6,500-Watt Gasoline Powered Portable Generator-5940 at The Home Depot

    DEK Universal Generator Accessory Kit-GENKIT1 at The Home Depot


    Thoughts and suggestions will be appreciated

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    Nobody?!?!?

    It`s been 4 minutes already!

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    I rented the 17,500 version of this durring hurricane sandy and it ran for 2 weeks straight as long as I could find gas. Burned about 11 gallons per 24 hours if I recall. I think generac is a good solid name in generators (portables)
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    Thanks for your imput

    I think for what I need this unit will work fine

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    Mi Amigo -

    This unit is going to supply 36.6 Amps at 120Vac.

    If your panel is a 100Amp panel, you will be better than 50% as long as you dont run all the big 240Vac things - Dryer (if electric), Stove/Stovetop (if electric).

    How are you going to use it ? Run a few things plugged into it with extension cords , through another smaller panel, or with a breaker that runs the entire power panel ?

    Good luck, hope you dont even have to use it..

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    GET NATURAL GAS!

    I have it an man has it been a god send. Hurricane sandy was a joke for me... the rest of my town... not so much.

    JM ~ if your ever interested in see my setup your more than welcome to swing by.
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    I would also love natural gas if my generator install was permanent, and I was planning on living there forever..
    They sell those big self contained metal enclosed gas powered units at Home Depot as well, I believe..

    Very nice, but you have to plumb the gas line to them, but once set up, it is golden !
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    I am looking for a quiet generator to use here in the winter. Syracuse, NY. I would like to buy an inflatable tent and heat it up. Would need the generator to power up the blowers for the tent, run a heater and my various car detailing supplies. Suggestions? Brands? Prices? Where to buy?

    Any and all advice would be appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martyk1313 View Post
    I am looking for a quiet generator to use here in the winter. Syracuse, NY. I would like to buy an inflatable tent and heat it up. Would need the generator to power up the blowers for the tent, run a heater and my various car detailing supplies. Suggestions? Brands? Prices? Where to buy?

    Any and all advice would be appreciated.
    Get whatever Costco has (easy returns) or go big and get a Honda of the appropriate size.

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    Love Honda but they are so expensive!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martyk1313 View Post
    Love Honda but they are so expensive!

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    I agree but it`s like money in the bank. You can sell a used Honda for 90 cents on the dollar
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    How many watts do I need? I`ve been doing some research and am thinking at least 2000 or even 3000 if I want to run the blowers for the tent, space heater and vacuum, etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martyk1313 View Post
    How many watts do I need? I`ve been doing some research and am thinking at least 2000 or even 3000 if I want to run the blowers for the tent, space heater and vacuum, etc
    You`ll need to get a wattage rating for all of the items you want to use and then figure out the size of generator you`ll need. You also need to realize electric motors require more power upon startup than normal running. Also, forget about using a space heater on a generator as that will be inefficient and you won`t be able to run anything else on your generator while using an electric space heater. You`d be better off using a propane space heater, which will also be safer than having an electric heater near water.

    So figure out what equipment you`ll need to run at the same time off of the generator. And try to get things off of the generator. Not sure if this applies but instead of a compressor, you may want to get a large tank for compressed air and fill it up nightly using a larger compressor at home. Switch to cordless tools and charge the batteries at night. Etc. Etc.
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