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Posted: 8/30/2015 8:09:35 PM EST
Local for sale board, guys got a 5000 watt posted for $250.

Should I jump on it or run?
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 8:13:22 PM EST
Not if its a Harbor Freight. Honda, yes.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 8:14:01 PM EST
So much information ... In process overload... To fo...or not to fo...can not make a determination based on the available data.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 8:14:31 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/30/2015 8:16:20 PM EST by Fairplay]
So much information ... In process overload... To fo...or not to fo...can not make a determination based on the available data.


Link Posted: 8/30/2015 8:16:05 PM EST
not enough info to make a decision.

what motor?

What make?

How's it run?

How many hours?
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 8:20:59 PM EST
Not Honda, that much I know.

GD is all knowing, didn't think I'd insult you with facts or info.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 8:21:57 PM EST
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So much information ... In process overload... To fo...or not to fo...can not make a determination based on the available data.

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Double trouble tap................
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 8:25:47 PM EST
If it's a Honda yes. I got my EU4000 for 200.00 bucks. It had been sitting for several years and it's condition was unknown. I flushed the tank, put in fresh fuel and it started in the 2nd pull. Best 200.00 bucks I ever spent.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 8:29:48 PM EST
Look it over, start it, if it don't start by the 3rd pull, make decision, and IF it takes more than 4 to start offer 1/3 of asking price
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 8:29:55 PM EST
Here it is. No other info.

Link Posted: 8/30/2015 8:35:05 PM EST
200 tops
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 8:39:05 PM EST
What are you using it for? It's gonna be loud.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 8:46:49 PM EST
Well, Generac is a fairly well known name and B&S engines are common and not too hard to work on. It looks like an older model, so I'd also advise you to follow a previous poster's advice to see if it starts easily, both cold and hot, and if it handles a moderate load, like 2 electric heaters well. If so, I'd be interested at $250, $200 would make it an easy purchase if I didn't have one already.
Link Posted: 8/30/2015 8:56:10 PM EST
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Originally Posted By dlm1984:
Well, Generac is a fairly well known name and B&S engines are common and not too hard to work on. It looks like an older model, so I'd also advise you to follow a previous poster's advice to see if it starts easily, both cold and hot, and if it handles a moderate load, like 2 electric heaters well. If so, I'd be interested at $250, $200 would make it an easy purchase if I didn't have one already.
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Link Posted: 8/30/2015 10:06:42 PM EST
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Originally Posted By dlm1984:
Well, Generac is a fairly well known name and B&S engines are common and not too hard to work on. It looks like an older model, so I'd also advise you to follow a previous poster's advice to see if it starts easily, both cold and hot, and if it handles a moderate load, like 2 electric heaters well. If so, I'd be interested at $250, $200 would make it an easy purchase if I didn't have one already.
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Generac also uses their own "OHVI" engines in some models.

However, since Generac was bought by B&S a few years ago, parts for a Generac engine should also be readily available.

Decent Chinese-made generators (Champion Power Equipment, Powermate, etc.) can be had for $300 brand-new just about any time - Or sometimes under $250 on sale. So, $250 is definitely the upper range of what I'd pay for this one.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 7:49:00 PM EST
Wouldn't start on 1st, 2nd, or even 10th pull. It was warm when I got there so he had been running it before.

Probably has some known issues he was hoping to avoid by firing it up earlier.

I told him $50 as it sat, he literally laughed and laughed(little creeped at this point), asked me if I thought he was a fool. I said "no sir, but I'm getting the feeling you hoped I was".

Oh well, thanks for the replies, more will pop up.
Link Posted: 8/31/2015 7:56:10 PM EST
Eh, for $100 not running you could probably clean the carb and get it going.


Link Posted: 8/31/2015 11:34:56 PM EST
Suggestion: Save up another 80 bucks, and order one of these or these instead.
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