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Amazon.com has Power Pro Technology Gas Powered 1000W Portable Generator (56101) on sale for $94.99. Shipping is free. Thanks purificada

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This portable generator receives 4.3 stars out of 5 stars with 38 customer reviews and is currently the #1 Best Seller in Portable generators. -slickdewmaster

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Edited March 25, 2015 at 07:05 AM by TattyBear
1,000-Watt 2-Stroke Gasoline Powered Portable Generator [homedepot.com]. Regularly $199 (HD inflated price) on sale for $94.99 with free shipping. These are cheap throw away generators, but they server their purpose. Harbor Freight currently has a 900 watt [harborfreight.com] throw away generator on sale for $119 for a price comparison.
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Last Edited by Medic311 March 25, 2015 at 08:35 AM
attached is the manual:


as far as 2 stroke oil - I use Super Tech TC-W3 Outboard 2-Cycle Oil, 1 Gallon at Walmart. it's usually about $11-$12.

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Hf one goes on sale at $99 often. But this one has voltmeter and 12VDC... I picked up a similar one at Menards a few years ago for around the same price. HD prob has more convenient locations than the later. Don't know what the return policy for HD for gas equipment.

A few tips.

1st thing is to replace the cheap spark plug. sometimes a bit hard to pull but a little starting fluid (or WD40 is easier on the engine) starts it up. The unit draws a bit of attention as it makes a bit of noise. The electricity is a bit "dirty" especially if you plug larger loads (anything over 300 watts for this), its takes a few secs to rev higher to keep up with demand. QC on these types of units are bad and manufacture sometimes forget to screw to clamp something down so take a quick check prior starting it up.
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Note that the Harbor Freight one has only 700 watts of running power vs this one has 900 watts of running power. Peak power really isn't that important. Also 1 year warranty vs 90 day warranty. This seems like a pretty good deal.
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There's a page with tips for people buying the HF generator, to make it run better and more reliably. Replace the spark plug like jooksing said, throw on a fuel filter and better fuel line, break it in under load, etc.

http://utahlepidoptera.com/2011/1...llo-world/
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1,000-Watt 2-Stroke Gasoline Powered Portable Generator ["http]. Regularly $199 (HD inflated price) on sale for $94.99 with free shipping. These are cheap throw away generators, but they server their purpose. Harbor Freight currently has a 900 watt ["http] throw away generator on sale for $119 for a price comparison.
How good would this be for backup power supply for home? I would think great for camping but weak for home power other than microwave or small electrics.
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How good would this be for backup power supply for home? I would think great for camping but weak for home power other than microwave or small electrics.
You probably wouldn't be able to run a sump pump rated above 1/4hp, and I'm not even totally sure it could do the 1/4
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How good would this be for backup power supply for home? I would think great for camping but weak for home power other than microwave or small electrics.
You are correct. It might run a microwave (700 watt yes, 900 watt iffy, 1100 watt obvious no go).
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A small freezer or fridge, even just to keep medicine cool - yes (dorm size, maybe apartment size).
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A few incandescent, or large number of LED bulbs - yes.
OR
A laptop and your cell phone charger - sure thing!

Heat pump, air conditioner, air compressor, well pump, electric water heater - NO.

I have the HF equivalent. Personally, I wouldn't take it to any campsite with other sites around, because of the noise, but that's a personal call. I'd recommend looking at inverter gennys for that, but I'm not well-versed in the options.

We have it for emergencies, to keep my MILs insulin cool if necessary. We'd hook it up a small chest freezer, and run it when necessary for that. It would also be a convenience in those times for charging electronic devices, rechargeable batteries (regular AA/AAA and tool batteries), and other small things, maybe an LED clamp light.
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Northern Tool has an online wattage calculator. Really simple to figure out if any generator's ability meets your needs. Just remember this is a 1,000 watt rated for max 900w output. Which is nothing. A hair dryer would probably overload the circuit. These kind of basic generators run dirty electric. Your cell phones, computers, stereos might experience damage. They are sensitive because they use circuit boards which can't handle power surges from this kind of generator.

http://www.northerntool.com/shop/...calculator


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amazon sells the same unit for $150

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How good would this be for backup power supply for home? I would think great for camping but weak for home power other than microwave or small electrics.

It depends on how "green" your home is. 900 watts is not much, but you may be able to run the blower on the gas furnace, or the forced exhaust on the gas water heater, but don't expect to run too many or any appliances.

If you have all of your electronics connected through a power conditioning back-ups, which will use the dirty power to charge the batteries and will generate cleaner power from the batteries.

We have 3200 watt generator that runs the whole 3,000 ft? house (with the exception of the central air compressor), but we are very "Green". Everything is energy star rated, and all the lights are LED.
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With regards to the generator itself - this by no means would be sufficient to power all of your home's necessities in the event of a power outage. This would be good to power a few things in an outage, a single power tool, some lights etc. If you have a gas boiler and a gas water heater this could easily power them.

As stated, this is obviously a 2 stroke generator so you will need to mix oil and gas with each fill-up. What makes this better than the HF Storm Cat is this has 1000W surge and 900W running with a max amps of 7.5A vs the Storm Cat which can't exceed 6.5 amps according to the label slapped on the front of the gen at the factory. Unfortunately HF doesn't carry the blue version (Chicago Electric) which was well known to easily exceed its rated output. In fact there are videos of people running 1500W space heaters on high with it, and I got it to handle the compressor surge of a standard fridge (18 cu-ft) .

The HF Storm Cat is $89 for black Friday and usually the couple parking lots sales, plus tax. this Power Pro is only ~ $6 more. While the difference in amps seems insignificant, it means that this Power Pro could handle the compressor surge of your fridge (YMMV based on size) where as the Storm Cat would trip off (I have confirmed the Storm Cat does trip off on my 18 cu-ft fridge where as the blue Chicago Electric one does not). Besides the slightly more powerful output, the Power Pro has a built in voltage gauge, comes with the DC charging cables, and has a 1 yr warranty compared to the 90-day one with the Storm Cat. I've had this now for a year and to be honest, it's actually quite reliable and versatile. It's less than 1/2 the price of the Earthquake IG800W, more powerful, but of course louder and uses more gas and requires mixing. Volume wise from an adequate distance is not bad all. It all depends on what you're looking for I guess, but you can't go wrong with having a spare gen for $100 that can actually power something useful. Just be sure to mix at 50:1 and you are good to go. Unlike the HF Storm Cat, the spark plug that comes with this from the factory is decent. Below are the specs and manual



The PowerPro 1000 Watt generator is proof that good things do come in small packages. This two stroke generator delivers 900 watts of running and 1000 watts of starting power but weighs under 36 pounds. Small and portable, this generator is great for camping and tailgating as well as for your house's backup power. This rugged machine is both EPA and CARB compliant and is safe to use in any national park due to the spark arrestor. The power panel features an engine on/off switch, a 120V three-prong receptacle, a 12V DC receptacle, a volt meter, and individual circuit reset buttons.
Weighing less than 36 pounds, equipped with a carrying handle, and stabilized with 4 rubber pads, this generator is built for portability.
Uses oil/gas mix fuel so there's no need for oil changes. The one gallon tank can run for 5 hours at half load.
Quiet exhaust system with spark arrestor is 60dB at 22 feet and is certified for use in any national park or forest
1000-Watts starting power and 900-Watts running power
1-year limited warranty
Ideal for camping, tailgating and emergency use
Small size and lightweight for easy transport
AC and DC receptacles
Uses oil / gasoline mix, so no oil changes required
5 hours of run time at 50% load
Starting Watts:1000W
Fuel Capacity:1 Gallon
Type: Gas
Running Watts: 900W
A/C Voltage: 7.5A
Engine Displacement: 63cc
Weight: 40 lb
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Quote from vlpronj View Post :
There's a page with tips for people buying the HF generator, to make it run better and more reliably. Replace the spark plug like jooksing said, throw on a fuel filter and better fuel line, break it in under load, etc.

http://utahlepidoptera.com/2011/1...llo-world/
Thanks for the link. Was going to start my HF one yp for the first time soon and recall seeing that discussion before and was going to search for it.
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What do thy mean by throw away generator? It does not last long?
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