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Posted: 1/25/2006 12:50:00 PM EDT

Do any of you have experience with generators?

I am purchasing a cabin out in the woods and it has no power. I was thinking about getting a gas generator for powering a few things.

A power saw for doing some work on it.
Small water pump for a shower
A light or two and maybe a TV.

None of this stuff will need to run at the same time other than needing a light for when I take a shower.

I already have a wood stove and a small propane heater that I can use to heat it.

I was looking at one of these. Honda EU2000I because its quiet and portable and I can take it with me when I leave. I am not sure if 2000 watts will be enough though.

Link Posted: 1/25/2006 12:52:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/25/2006 12:52:40 PM EDT by pyro6988]
I don't know how much power you need.

If you only need 2000 watts, I think the honda EU2000I would be the best option.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 12:56:30 PM EDT
Feed me taco bell and I'll genereate a shit-load of gas for your cabin.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 1:07:46 PM EDT
Honda is your best bet.

For more info than you can shake a stick at, go post your question in the Survival Forum.
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 1:08:44 PM EDT
survival forum is probably your best place to ask this.

Link Posted: 1/25/2006 1:10:04 PM EDT
Go look at the Pep Boys Chi-com Honda clone generators. Cost is $320.00 and down depending on size. They are said to be as quiet as the Honda's plus at that price, they are somewhat disposable.

Link Posted: 1/25/2006 1:34:00 PM EDT

Found some great info in the survival forum.

I will check out the clones.

Link Posted: 1/25/2006 6:14:11 PM EDT
I bought an EU2000 post Katrina/pre Wilma. I hooked it up to the house after jumping both phases and turning off the "main" and all the 220v circuits. (I'm an electrician) We ran about 10 hours or more a day for more than a week. Ran a fullsize side-by-side frig/freezer and it made ice. Ran a hotplate. Ran lights in the house. Ran ceiling fans. No hot water ... the EU2000 is only 120 volt. Before next hurricane season, I'll finish the outdoor shower and maybe have a spare 120v element for the small garage water heater. The Honda IS quiet. It is NOT silent, but a 30 foot cord and putting the genset behind the garage made it close. Speedway Sales; $869 delivered. Stay safe
Link Posted: 1/25/2006 6:38:46 PM EDT
Get the Honda. Quality costs more, but when the Chinese copy craps out when you really need it, it will suck.
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