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Old 04-16-2018, 09:52 AM
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Is awesome!
Big storm knocked out power to thousands in my area yesterday around noon.
In 15 seconds my generator kicked in and took over. It's plumbed to the natural gas line. This is the first outage since I got it. It's been humming for 24 hours. Everything in my home works as normal.
It was expensive but I think it is going to be well worth it in the long run.

The biggest problem before was deciding when the power had been out long enough to drag out the other generator, extension cords and gas cans.

Our power goes off more often than it should, I'm going to like this new set up.
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It pisses my neighbors off every time the powers out. I have 50+ landscape lights lighting trees and the house. My yard glows while their in the dark. It was money well spent.
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We're going to go the same route with new house but going all diesel which I figure will be around $12K give or take but worth it.
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It pisses my neighbors off every time the powers out. I have 50+ landscape lights lighting trees and the house. My yard glows while their in the dark. It was money well spent.
You're right, there is something about having power when everyone else around you are dead in the water.
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Was wondering how they were....total cost??
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It pisses my neighbors off every time the powers out. I have 50+ landscape lights lighting trees and the house. My yard glows while their in the dark. It was money well spent.
That would annoy me like crazy. Don't you like going outside in the dark?
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Was wondering how they were....total cost??
I really like it. Other than a little noise everything is working as normal.
Got prices from about $11k-$13k installed. Did not include running the gas lines or permits.
Negotiated $11k all inclusive with a 2 house commitment. So, $22k for 2 homes out the door.
Be sure to call generac to set up a consultation/quote. They have promo's (if they set up the appt) and mine was 5yr extended warranty. I think the current one is a free portable generator.
I had to call back to get a second company to quote the job. That time I got the right outfit. Home standby generators is the only thing they do. First was a heat and air company.
In SC check with GGI generators. One of the owners was on site for the whole process. They cover a large part of the state if not all. Very pleased with them.
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We had ours installed in 2013, it was about 13k with everything including 500 gallon propane tank buried. It's been worth every penny. During Irma, it ran for 25 hours, burned about 40 gallons of propane.
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That pricing is similar to what my SIL paid for hers here in western MA, hooked up to a propane tank. No underground gas where they live. They've had several multi-day outages this past winter and the auto-start is a necessity for them.
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Make sure if you shut it off while power is out to pull the control board fuse. It will prevent the battery from draining.
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Wow, a 22kw. Your house must be enormous!
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Originally Posted by DVR View Post
Is awesome!
Big storm knocked out power to thousands in my area yesterday around noon.
In 15 seconds my generator kicked in and took over. It's plumbed to the natural gas line. This is the first outage since I got it. It's been humming for 24 hours. Everything in my home works as normal.
It was expensive but I think it is going to be well worth it in the long run.

The biggest problem before was deciding when the power had been out long enough to drag out the other generator, extension cords and gas cans.

Our power goes off more often than it should, I'm going to like this new set up.
Whole house generator is one of the best things I ever purchased. I bought a Generac 22KV that runs on propane and it has saved us many many times. We had an ice storm about 10 years ago and power was out for 5 days, nothing changed in our life because we had power just like it was line power. We live outside of the city and thunderstorms knock out our power regularly, I have our central air connected to the generator so we are comfortable as if nothing is going on. We have had the generator for over 15 years and it's still working fine.

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I've had mine since Rita..........was one of the first things on the list to replace after the Great Flood.............I am a Briggs fan...............only 20KW that I know of that can cycle up to two 5ton ac units
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Originally Posted by SeaBoss21 View Post
Wow, a 22kw. Your house must be enormous!
Not sure if you're serious but... it's not.
It was sort of like buying a new outboard. I got the most powerful one they offered.
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costco has honneywells which are just re-baged generac for a good price. I got a 17Kw w/transfer switched shipped to my door for $3,300. My electrical changed me something 500 bucks to hook it up (+220 for some conductors) during the build process of the house.
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Originally Posted by wahoo wacker View Post
costco has honneywells which are just re-baged generac for a good price. I got a 17Kw w/transfer switched shipped to my door for $3,300. My electrical changed me something 500 bucks to hook it up (+220 for some conductors) during the build process of the house.
I was aware of the re-badged honeywell costco units.
That was the way to go during a new build.
IIRC they didn't have a 22kw. I was willing to pay a premium for a turn key job, done by (what I considered) a very professional outfit. A lesson learned the hard way on other projects throughout life.
My general contractor and electrician didn't seem to want anything to do with it.
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I paid about $4,800 for a 8KW with transfer switch. We went small because we are all gas. We have about half the circuits hooked to it including air handler, a couple circuits with TV's on them, well pump, fridge, freezer, and a couple other circuits. Stove, heat, and hot water are all gas so we are just fine even though everything isn't connected.

ETA: If you have cable get a backup HD antenna. Around here cable is out if power is so we can slap the HD antenna in the window, change input, and pick up at least the major stations around jut to see what's going on. Also, if you have cable internet it will be out too. Just set your cell phone as a hot spot and you have internet.

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They are pretty common in my area. The only thing that’s annoying is they all seem to do their weekly run thing on Saturday mornings. Very annoying.
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My parents had one in their old house that they just sold and will have another one in the house they are building now. That 22kw ran EVERYTHING in their 5800 SF house. The stove and water heaters were gas, but no problem wth every light, HVAC, and a double oven. I dont think it was really used much but dad likes the peace of mind. I will pre wire for one when I build but it will have to be an ad on for down the road.
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Also put in. Generac 22kw. Did the automatic whole house. Not that much more to go from 12kw partial to full boat 22kw. Need it 2-3 times per year, longest has been 7 hours. Neighbors become good friends. Wish I installed it earlier.
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