Whole Home Generators

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  1. Onion

    Onion Well-Known Member

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    Anyone gots one? I was at Lowe's this week and getting a Kohler installed in a few weeks.

    Living down here in Florida it could come in handy.
     
  2. Billy Brown

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    Those are pretty bad ass.
     
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    hippie
     
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    Want and don't even really need.
     
  5. Chwizas Girl

    Chwizas Girl Well-Known Member VIP

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    Went for portable. Rarely need it, and plumber, electrician and unit put cost around 10G (sws). But wish I had one.
     
  6. BaddFunn

    BaddFunn Kick ass fuck yeah VIP

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    I gas pipe them all the time. Doing another one Thursday.

    Don't want one though. I'm good with my Honda EU2000i

    keeps 2 refrigerators and my boiler/hot water working for 2 gallons a day.
     
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    BaddFunn Kick ass fuck yeah VIP

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    DrivenByDemons Spinoff Jesus Staff Member

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    Bought a 7k-dub from Costco for $699. Made a suicide plug and backfeed. Boom.
     
  9. Onion

    Onion Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful install. We don't have natural gas but optioned for the propane version.
     
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    BaddFunn Kick ass fuck yeah VIP

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    just another big expense and something else to maintain that I hardly ever need.

    I like gas piping them though.

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    Kohler makes a great generator, too.
     
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    BaddFunn Kick ass fuck yeah VIP

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    that's what I do. shut off the main breaker and wire my extension cord into the sub panel in my garage. just so happens both fridges and the boiler are on the same leg. :mrpeanut:
     
  12. Chwizas Girl

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    My elec set up an interlock kit. Hope I remember the order of things next fail.
     
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    There's a guy in my neighborhood that owns a whole house generator company. We had bad storms a couple years ago that knocked the power out for like 3 days. Mother fucker made sure he had every light possible on at night just to rub it in.
     
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    BaddFunn Kick ass fuck yeah VIP

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    can't get much better advertising than that.
     
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    I made a poor man's interlock even though I have the suicide plug. I put a locking cover where I plug it in and keep the key at my main breaker. It's just a reminder.
     
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    Run a neutral to your condenser hookup and you can feed the whole house right there. Boom.
     
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    Sounds pretty shady... are you sure he's not an alien? :bigthink:

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    I'm afwaid of erectwicity - SWS
     
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    You call me when your power goes out. Fry up some sweet and sour chicken and I'll hook you up. Sws
     
  20. nserafini

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    To each their own, but I look at these as nice to haves, but not needed. I have a portable with the fuse box lockout. It's enough to keep the main lights we want on, as well as the two fridges. Also keeps the Internet router running for iPads.

    Whole house is necessary if you live in an area prone to constant power outages.