Experience with a Briggs 30470 generator?

Post in 'DIY and General non-hearth advice' started by mywaynow, Sep 19, 2012.

  1. mywaynow

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    Has anyone else used this or know of any issues? I plan to backfeed the house panel via the 220 output for limited use during power outages and on site work. Has good reviews overall, but hoping somebody else has this.
     
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    Where is it made? I don't know that model specifically but know that during our recent extended power outage retailers saw many defective Chinese-built generators returned.
     
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    Got a link? Briggs made some crap a long time ago but I am no longer afraid of using their stuff.
     
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    No Idle Control on that one, that's something I really like for on-site work or for just running the fridge/freezer overnight. Saves a bunch of fuel.
     
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    http://www.globalindustrial.com/p/tools/generators/portable/7000w-briggs-stratton-elite-series-portable-generator?utm_source=google_pr&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Portable-Generators-google_pr&infoParam.campaignId=T9F&gclid=CJrSkejMxLICFal7QgodZlUA-w

    Here you go. That's a 7000 watt monster.Rated to only run 9 hours on 7 gallons of gas at 50% load. Think about that, if you want to run it for one day it'll take over 20 gallons of fuel. It'll be loud and thirsty.

    I would opt for a Champion Power Equipment model if all you're looking for is a portable high watt genset.
     
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