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What Generator to Buy

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by Curve, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. briansol

    briansol Minister of Fire

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    buying a generator the day before the storm is pretty much the worst thing to do, ever. lol
    wait until sunday and get one new for half price on craigslist.

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  2. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    Has anybody tried using an inverter running off of the 12v output provided on some generators to get the clean power for a pellet stove?
  3. seige101

    seige101 Minister of Fire

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    Another vote for the Champion inverter generator here. I have one and mom bought one after the october snow storm last year. Good power factor and it sips gas. Eventually i will buy a larger one. I am eying the champion 7500 watt one with remote start! That will get wired into the entire house when the time comes. For now the inverter generator gets a few cords ran, though i am contemplating hooking it into house even though it's only 120v.
  4. KodiakII

    KodiakII Feeling the Heat

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    any issues if your stove requires a modified or pure sine wave?
  5. Fi-Q

    Fi-Q Feeling the Heat

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    I have a champion 3000/4000 watt. It is really popular lately. All of my rv friend and hunter have one. Most os the time you can get it for 299$. Best bang for the buck.

    Tou can google for reviews, everybody seems to like them. I rhink thy are coming with a 220 plug now too.
  6. Jason Knapp

    Jason Knapp Member

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    I bought a Briggs and Stratton generator from electricgeneratorsdirect.com. It a 8k watt running, 10k watt surge. It powered my home nicely during hurricane Sandy. That included my 25EP, My oil fired water heater, some lights, two refrigerators and my TV. If i remember correctly, the Generator cost $1250 delivered to my garage door.
  7. BrotherBart

    BrotherBart Hearth.com LLC Mid-Atlantic Division Staff Member

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    I bet it did. That is a thousand watt load. Or less. One of my 3500/2500 ones handles load greater than that for week long outages. Three times. And burns a lot less gas.
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  8. velvetfoot

    velvetfoot Minister of Fire

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    Gas consumption is a big deal. It might be good to have a big and small generator.
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  10. Thaddius Wenderoth

    Thaddius Wenderoth Feeling the Heat

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    I have this generator and (with remote start) and it works amazing. No issues running anything I need. Installing auto transfer switch this week.
  11. Stevekng

    Stevekng Feeling the Heat

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    I have the Honda Eui2000 and it runs for about 8-10hrs on a gallon of gas. It has run my 22.1 cuft fridge, 700watt microwave , and Vista Flame V100 fs pellet sove simultaneously. I also run a Kero Sun Omni 230 in the ther parts of the house when the power goes out in the winter.

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