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 Post subject: Generators?
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I'm looking to purchase one for my house. The recent Ice Storm convinced me that I need one.
Just looking for some advice on what to buy. I'm trying to stay around $500. I would love to have my whole house dialed in, but I may be stretching for that price. I've heard that the furnace is not usually able to function unless I spend a lot more.
Unfortunately, I have no natural gas where I'm at, so everything is electric.
Any advice or links would be helpful. I'm sure some of you have experience with them.
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 Post subject: Re: Generators?
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Well, if you intend to be able to use it to heat your home, a typical electric furnace would be in the ~20kW range. A 20kW generator runs about $4-5K.

If you don't intend to run a furnace, the requirements and price drop off a lot.


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 Post subject: Re: Generators?
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If you live in a warm climate, have a heat pump, and/or a smallish home, the capacity could be a lot lower....


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 Post subject: Re: Generators?
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In the Northwest. Furnace isn't a necessity. I can use space heaters.

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 Post subject: Re: Generators?
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kauzimoto wrote:
I'm looking to purchase one for my house. The recent Ice Storm convinced me that I need one.
Just looking for some advice on what to buy. I'm trying to stay around $500. I would love to have my whole house dialed in, but I may be stretching for that price. I've heard that the furnace is not usually able to function unless I spend a lot more.
Unfortunately, I have no natural gas where I'm at, so everything is electric.
Any advice or links would be helpful. I'm sure some of you have experience with them.
Thanks!

For $500, you're looking at something like this
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I've actually got a portable. 5500 watt with 7000 watt surge which I keep out in the shed. When needed, I run cords to the house. It'll run our 2 refrigerator/freezers, a small TV, fans (if needed), and the microwave or a small window AC unit. We have propane logs in the fireplace for heat...no natural gas close by...which will heat our downstairs very well.

I've looked into getting a whole-house generator but just haven't seen the need, yet.

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 Post subject: Re: Generators?
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dmcduke wrote:
kauzimoto wrote:
I'm looking to purchase one for my house. The recent Ice Storm convinced me that I need one.
Just looking for some advice on what to buy. I'm trying to stay around $500. I would love to have my whole house dialed in, but I may be stretching for that price. I've heard that the furnace is not usually able to function unless I spend a lot more.
Unfortunately, I have no natural gas where I'm at, so everything is electric.
Any advice or links would be helpful. I'm sure some of you have experience with them.
Thanks!

For $500, you're looking at something like this
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I've actually got a portable. 5500 watt with 7000 watt surge which I keep out in the shed. When needed, I run cords to the house. It'll run our 2 refrigerator/freezers, a small TV, fans (if needed), and the microwave or a small window AC unit. We have propane logs in the fireplace for heat...no natural gas close by...which will heat our downstairs very well.

I've looked into getting a whole-house generator but just haven't seen the need, yet.



I have a fireplace. This looks like what I'm looking for. I'd like to have it accessible to the box, which is in the garage. The fridge and light are the next important things.

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 Post subject: Re: Generators?
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These are about double what you're looking to spend, but they're the best in the biz.

http://www.generac.com/residential/sizer/

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for a portable generator, nothing beats a honda in terms of quietness as far as we've found. they run forever too.

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i have a craftsman 5kw generator. just used it friday night when the power was out from 3pm to 3am. i just run extension cords to the fridge, space heater, and tv/lights.


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Two tips...

Don't run it in your house. Lot's of people die from doing this. Happens every time a hurricane hits along the gulf coast.

When you use it, lock it down good. Desperate people will do whatever they can to steal it. When hurricane Rita took out power around Houston for weeks, generators were worth their weight in gold. People were jumping fences, cutting chains, and stealing them.


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StoneCutter wrote:
Don't run it in your house. Lot's of people die from doing this. Happens every time a hurricane hits along the gulf coast.


i'm completely blown away that this is something you'd have to tell someone. but then when i think about it, i guess i'm not really that blown away at all.

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 Post subject: Re: Generators?
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I've heard some dandy situations up here like that. unreal crap people will do.

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HurricaneNamedDitka wrote:
StoneCutter wrote:
Don't run it in your house. Lot's of people die from doing this. Happens every time a hurricane hits along the gulf coast.


i'm completely blown away that this is something you'd have to tell someone. but then when i think about it, i guess i'm not really that blown away at all.

I agree. I just bring my grill inside and fire up the bricketts!

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StoneCutter wrote:
Two tips...

Don't run it in your house. Lot's of people die from doing this. Happens every time a hurricane hits along the gulf coast.

When you use it, lock it down good. Desperate people will do whatever they can to steal it. When hurricane Rita took out power around Houston for weeks, generators were worth their weight in gold. People were jumping fences, cutting chains, and stealing them.

Good advice. Actually, don't run it anywhere near the house especially near open windows or in an attached garage. I just leave mine in the shed, a good 50 feet from the house, with the door and window open. It also muffles the noise so I don't annoy the neighbors.

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 Post subject: Re: Generators?
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I have nice secure place for it right outside my garage. We don't lose power often, but it really sucks when we do.

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