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Westinghouse WH7500E Generator 7500W/9000W $836.10 Amazon.com

cavz8121 18 February 26, 2013 at 11:15 AM in Home & Home Improvement (4) More Amazon Deals
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Westinghouse WH7500E Portable Generator, 7500 Running Watts/9000 Starting Watts

Portable gas-powered generator with 4-stroke, 420cc overhead valve engine; electric and manual start
7,500 running watts and 9,000 starting watts
Quiet operation via Pulse-Flo muffler; simplified control center; LCD hour meter
Full enclosure protects electrical connections from debris and weather; four 120-volt and one 120/240-volt twist outlets
Non-CARB Compliant/Not For Sale In California

$836.10 from Amazon.com

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Quote from XeoNoX View Post :
this is garbage engine, get a real one that runs Diesel if u can, if u cant then get a Honda gas engine generator or a briggs and stratton gas engine generator. If they break they are easier to fix as parts a plentiful, i dunno where u are gunna find so westinghouse engine parts.

Obviously Honda is probably one of the top generators, but don't throw Westinghouse under the bus they build solid engines since late 1800's and are in the US. At this price range you won't find another one that matches this quality and they come with 3 year warranty. Diesel is a lot harder to find during a storm with outages over more than a few days. At least around me not every gas station sells it..
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Quote from brokenot View Post :
I'm in one of the coldest parts of the country, (about 90 miles from the Canadian border), and have used a 3750 watt gasoline generator for backup for years. It has more than enough capacity to run the furnace, fridge, lights, sump pump, and coffee maker. If you want to run your A/C and/or well pump you might need 6000+ watts.....otherwise no.
I am 5 miles from Canadian border and also have a 3500 watt CHonda generator which is able to power the whole house. If your house is very "green" there is no real reason to get 10,000 watt unit.

But, if you have electric heat, electric stove, electric water tank then you are SOL with a small generator. I find it ironic that areas that are prone to natural disasters, like NC, SC, FL, and so forth have more electric than NG appliances...
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Quote from cavz8121 View Post :
Westinghouse has been making engines since late 1800's. It also comes with a 3 year warranty.

Westinghouse consumer is a Chinese company. You are thinking Westinghouse Electric which owns CBS and Showtime, and a bunch of other companies in the US.
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Nuclear Power Plants use Diesel Backup generators for many solid reasons.
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Quote from blueiedgod View Post :
Westinghouse consumer is a Chinese company. You are thinking Westinghouse Electric which owns CBS and Showtime, and a bunch of other companies in the US.
interesting, their logos looks the same EEK!EEK!EEK!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West...%281886%29
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#51
Just a quick comment on gas v diesel...

I spent 13 days post-hurricane Sandy w/o power and was thankful as hell to have a diesel generator. Gas lines were brutal for a few days. Diesel? Walk right up!

Natural gas and diesel generators are a huge bonus in the event of extended power outages

Edit: Oh yeah, still a good deal here! TU!
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Quote from XeoNoX View Post :
interesting, their logos looks the same EEK!EEK!EEK!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West...%281886%29

This generator is made by WestPro Power Systems, LLC [findthecompany.com]. It is small privately held company founded in 2011. There are only 8 people working there, and $1.1 Million in revenue (not profits).

They sell the same Chinese made crap under Westinghouse brand. They could be here today, gone tomorrow.

If this is a CHonda generator, then you can find parts for it at a Honda Dealer, but I don't own this one, so, I can't comment.
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Quote from blueiedgod View Post :
This generator is made by WestPro Power Systems, LLC [findthecompany.com]. It is small privately held company founded in 2011. There are only 8 people working there, and $1.1 Million in revenue (not profits).

They sell the same Chinese made crap under Westinghouse brand. They could be here today, gone tomorrow.

If this is a CHonda generator, then you can find parts for it at a Honda Dealer, but I don't own this one, so, I can't comment.

that was the same point i was trying to make a few posts earlier. Me personally would go Diesel, Honda, or Briggs Stratton , as a matter of fact Sears & Lowes has some nice Briggs at comparable prices
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If it gives anyone some confidence, I called one of their authorized service dealers (who service Westinghouse and Generac brands), and the guy was very high on the Westinghouse. I asked because I was concerned because it is not a Briggs engine or a Honda. He said it is a Westinghouse motor, not just a regular/standard Chinese knockoff like Harbor Freight or some of the Home Depot carried brands. Parts and service are very available. He said most time when there is an engine problem on a Chinese knockoff then the engine is scrapped. Trying to find parts is impossible. He was saying the Westinghouse engines are powerhouses and he has no problem getting parts or support when if there is an issue.

Checking Briggs on Lowes and Home Depot there are options. The Briggs at Lowes gets high marks, some cons are the crappy wheels that a few people had to replace and the placement of the spark plug (hard to remove).

I think this is a deal for the price considering the very positive reviews on it...plus the 3 year warranty and service locations across the country.
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Quote from vector1701 View Post :
If it gives anyone some confidence, I called one of their authorized service dealers (who service Westinghouse and Generac brands), and the guy was very high on the Westinghouse. I asked because I was concerned because it is not a Briggs engine or a Honda. He said it is a Westinghouse motor, not just a regular/standard Chinese knockoff like Harbor Freight or some of the Home Depot carried brands. Parts and service are very available. He said most time when there is an engine problem on a Chinese knockoff then the engine is scrapped. Trying to find parts is impossible. He was saying the Westinghouse engines are powerhouses and he has no problem getting parts or support when if there is an issue.

Checking Briggs on Lowes and Home Depot there are options. The Briggs at Lowes gets high marks, some cons are the crappy wheels that a few people had to replace and the placement of the spark plug (hard to remove).

I think this is a deal for the price considering the very positive reviews on it...plus the 3 year warranty and service locations across the country.
i forgot about Genarc, Genarc is a very great company also...Genarc would be my 4th option.
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#56
For those that are interested, you can convert this generator to a tri-fuel generator to use gas, natural gas or propane. The kit costs a little under $200 and very easy to do.

http://uscarb.websitetoolbox.com/...d=23388702
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Quote from bluebyeu View Post :
Keeping your furnace for Heat and Hot water going is critical when you lose power during the winter when you live further North. Lost power a few weeks back for only 2 days and when the inside of your is 34 degree you really want the heat going badly!
Absolutely its necessary, but who says you can't use Solar Panels and battery backup to power that.

Quote from thegreatfixer View Post :
are you kidding me: most Solar panels would end flying to Kansas in a Hurricane
Solar installations will likely survive most storms. But you don't have to have your backup panels already mounted. You could roll them out after the storm.

When it comes to generators, people don't realize that bigger is not always better. Bigger the unit, more fuel it would consume.

The generator should be large enough to power the single largest critical device you may have in the house plus a few hundred watts to spare. And the most critical device could be the water (well) pump, electric heater (if that's the only source of heat) or AC(only if critical)


For a longer power outage, there is no single solution to help you through. You need to have multiple sources for power/heat.

A reasonable combination would be a Generator + Solar panels + batteries + inverter + wood stove.

You also need to pick efficient devices such as top-loading chest freezer.
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Quote from johnnycsk View Post :
For those that are interested, you can convert this generator to a tri-fuel generator to use gas, natural gas or propane. The kit costs a little under $200 and very easy to do.

http://uscarb.websitetoolbox.com/...d=23388702
Your link doesn't work for me, but it did get me searching for conversion kits.
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