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DuroStar DS4400EHF Elite Hybrid Portable Dual Fuel Propane / Gas RV Generator $319.00 free shipping.

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Last Edited by annie930ny October 22, 2016 at 12:57 PM

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The DuroStar DS4400EHF Fortress was designed with one point in mind, providing reliable power when its needed the most. The Fortress utilizes the Elite, Dual Fuel Technology to operate on Gasoline or Liquid Propane. By doing so, this versatility allows you to operate it under any condition, from ice storms to hurricanes. The DS4400EHF can be run in rough conditions and will always stand up to the test at hand. Buy a DuroStar Fortress Today, and Protect Your Castle Against Every Threat!Operating the DuroStar Elite DS4400EHF on propane will keep your unit running on one of the cleanest fuels available. It also will give you quick, reliable starts every time, all the time. Switching from regular gas to propane is simple. Uncoil the flexible Propane line and screw onto any US size propane tank including the one from your barbeque. And unlike gasoline, propane can be stored for years without going bad.

Product Identifiers
Model DS4400EHF
UPC 811640014018

Key Features
Horsepower 7 HP
AC Max Output 4400 Watt
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Step 1: Find an interlock kit that's compatible with your panel. Chances are the model in HD/Lowe's will not fit your box without a lot of modification. Here is where I bought mine: Mine was $150. Don't get the $69 ones floating around the internet unless it has been independently tested and certified. I know it seems like a bunch of BS to pay that for (2) sliding metal plates you could make yourself for under $10 and a few hours of your time - it is what it is. All about mitigating liability

Step 2: Buy generator inlet: []. Note the max for this one is 30 amp. If you ever plan on using a more powerful generator (like one of those 9000W ones etc, get the 50 amp model)

Step 3: Buy L14-30 generator cord if you want to run 240V (10/4 wire): []. You can buy different lengths, I use a 50 ft cord but some may prefer to save money and get a 25 ft cord

Step 4: Go to HD/Lowe's and tell them what you are doing and they will assist you in getting flexible and rigid conduit if needed, romex, 30 amp double pole (240V) breaker for generator inlet that will fit your electrical box, etc. They can even help you get the right masonry drill bit if you are drilling into concrete/brick/stone and any necessary wall anchors if you don't have them

Step 5: Either do it yourself per the Youtube videos or pay an electrician. You are providing all materials so he should only be charging you a labor rate. This job should not take longer than 2 hours. If you are running across long distances or through thick masonry...ok add an hour. You should not have to pay more than 2-3 labor hrs for this job. If you want to save money, you can do all of the labor intensive work of mounting the inlet, running the conduit, and running the romex...then all he has to do is make the final connection to your box. Figure he'll charge you (1) labor hour to make the final box connection
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- upon delivery - PERFORM A FULL INSPECTION. FedEx/UPS is known to sometimes do a number on these generators while in transit. make sure nothing is bent, cracked, or broken. presuming everything is OK...

- check the spark plug gap before first run
- use stabil for ALL gas put into this generator
- grab some cheap Super-Tech conventional oil and do the 1st run for no more than 3-5 hours
- drain and refill with more Super-Tech conventional oil and run for another 3-5 hours
(i know that seems excessive, but you will be shocked how many metal shavings come out from these chinese engines early on. the key is to getting rid of them, as much of them, as quickly as possible)


- drain and refill with a full synthetic high quality oil (i use Mobile1 for my gens) that will cover operation during all seasons
- long term storage good practice means you run it dry, then drain the carb and fuel line, then remove the spark plug and put a few drops of oil into the hole and insert the plug back again
(follow other instructions in the manual with regards to the air filter. follow the instructions to the T, go above and beyond, and this chinese gen will last you many many years)

as far as gas cans these days - thanks to the stupid laws the plastic gas cans being sold as new must be sold with spill-proof spouts. essentially they are spring
loaded open/close mechanisms that prevent you from spilling the gas out if the can is tipped over. problem is, most of these spouts leak while pouring and the ones that don't leak pour very slowly due to a lack of venting. the solution at this point is if you have a spill-proof spout that doesn't leak you can drill a hole at the top of the fan and press fit a nipple in. you can flip it off when pouring so you have venting and close it back up when you're done. or, you can replace the spout completely. you can find regular ones for ~ $8-$10 on amazon and ebay (the ones that used to be included on gas cans a decade ago). they can be found here and slightly cheaper on ebay: [] . my recommendation is to buy the 5-gal Midway USA-made gas cans from harbor freight when they go on sale for $17.99, drop a 20% off coupon, then buy one of the EZ Pour spouts or drill a vent hole. you're choice.
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Note that interlocks may not pass inspection. It's one of those things that's going to be up to your AHJ.
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Thank you! I picked this up. Don't know why it doesn't have more interest - price is the same as previous popular deals.
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Picked on up thanks.
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