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Old 05-14-2013, 12:14 PM
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Thanks for the link,
just purchased one!
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Wow is that a great price! If I didn't already have 2 generators I would jump on that for sure!

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This is the sort of thing, if I had a brain in my head, I'd buy 20 of them -- store them at work and wait for a hurricane and sell them for $1k each. Makes me want to kick myself in the nuts just thinking about it.
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Originally Posted by Jacob_24 View Post
Thanks for the link,
just purchased one!
Report back after you test it -- I'll do the same... hopefully they aren't a total piece of sh!t. Then again for $265 including tax, I think it's a super score... time will tell!
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That deal is like a sore dick, you can't beat it.
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Report back after you test it -- I'll do the same... hopefully they aren't a total piece of sh!t. Then again for $265 including tax, I think it's a super score... time will tell!
hope it doesn't sound like a damn freight train at idle lol. Ill be using this at racetracks w/o electricity hook ups
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Why are you guys worried about quality, on the add it says they are "these generators are top quality" lol


At whatever quality level, this sounds like a great deal. I have a diesel generator now (7200 surge, 6500 sustained) and it ran for two weeks after Sandy. Luckily getting diesel wasn't a problem, plus I keep +/- 100 gallons on my boat. But I think I'm going to buy a gasoline generator as a backup.
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Northern Tool has similar deals on a lot of gennies right now.

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...nce+generators

OP, I like your idea. First blizzard/ice storm up here and I'd be able to flip these in a heartbeat....
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Originally Posted by jzima View Post
northern tool has similar deals on a lot of gennies right now.

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/too...nce+generators
lol.
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Great Deal! Just don't plan on sleeping while one is running. These things are loud
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Great Deal! Just don't plan on sleeping while one is running. These things are loud
LOL. Those dam neighbors... LOL
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Buy 20 and sell for $1k each, during an emergency?

No need to scalp anyone. Just sell them for the normal $600 price and you would more than double your money.
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You never know....... A neighbor might toss it in a canal
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I'd be curious to see what the output signal looks like before I plugged anything valueable into it. choppy saw tooth sine waves aren't great for electronics.
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I'd be curious to see what the output signal looks like before I plugged anything valueable into it. choppy saw tooth sine waves aren't great for electronics.
Yeah - I'm going to guess it's not the cleanest of power, but I won't be running a server room or anything.
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Very sparse info on specs. After looking at a few sites with it I think it has 220. But does it come with wheel kit, etc. - that Amazon review implies it does not come complete...

Electric guys -How can I make sure it does indeed deliver the correct voltage and not damage my stuff - will my breakers in the box I feed to take care of that ?

Update.......But more importantly - click on it and it takes you to Northern and it is no longer available.
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Yes, it had 240 @ 30 AMPS, as well as 20 AMPS @ 120. It comes with the wheel kit, it does not come with the battery, which can be had for around $45.

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