help me choose a portable home generator?

Reply

  #1  
Old 11-19-11, 04:51 PM
dam
dam is offline
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: May 2005
Location: us
Posts: 51
help me choose a portable home generator?

I was reading alot of reveiws and its hard to find the best of all worlds. I'm looking for 5500w,quiet,reliable and not to cheap and not to steep. Any ideas? I really want to make the right choice.
 
Sponsored Links
  #2  
Old 11-19-11, 05:00 PM
lawrosa's Avatar
Super Moderator
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 17,607
I like the colman powermates with the briggs motor.

But thats me.

Not to steep and not too cheap.

Powermate - Powermate portable generators.

5000 watt.

Amazon.com: Powermate PM0105007 Vx Power Series 6,250 Watt 389cc Gas Powered Portable Generator: Patio, Lawn & Garden

Mike NJ
 
  #3  
Old 11-19-11, 06:21 PM
hopkinsr2's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: canada
Posts: 1,561
Check out the Generac website.. They have gennys priced to compete with The Big Box Store, & the Industrial versions go up from there..
 
  #4  
Old 11-19-11, 06:25 PM
Member
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Massachusetts
Posts: 1,804
only half the equation

The trick here is how to fuel the thing... If you have oil heat you want a diesel generator. If you have natural gas you need a nat gas generator. If you don't want to think about LP and a tank then gasoline is the only real sourse left. If you hire an electrician to hook it up, plan a grand for that (includes switch box and cord). I have a gasoline driven generator. Problem is now you need to go looking for gas, last year during an ice storm we had to wait 2 hours in a gas line. Plan to have plenty of fuel jugs. However, If you have oil, you can use your oil on a diesel generator (same fuel).
 
  #5  
Old 11-20-11, 06:42 AM
daswede's Avatar
Member
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: massachusetts
Posts: 2,215
Ditto on what... hvac01453....said

I'll add that many gas stations also lose their power, so they can't pump gas
 
Reply

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Display Modes