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Factory Authorized Outlet via eBay.com has DuroMax XP4850EH Hybrid Propane/Gas Powered Electric Start Generator on sale for $299.99. Shipping is free. Thanks AL74

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Includes
  • DuroMax XP4850EH Electric Start Generator.
  • Extra large 8" Pneumatic Knobby Style Solid Fill Tires.
  • Flip-Up Stow Away Handles.
  • Generator Tool Kit.
  • DuroMax Operating Manual.
Factory Authorized Outlet's Return Policy
  • At Factory Authorized Outlet, we want you to be happy and satisfied with your purchase. Our return policy gives you 45 days from the day you receive your purchase, to either exchange, receive store credit, or get a refund. All you have to do is ship the product back to us.
  • All truck (LTL) freight deliveries will be scheduled through the shipping carrier with the customer and need a valid daytime phone number. It is the customers responsibility to have their contact info update to. If the delivery is returned to Factory Authorized for failure to communicate a delivery, then the Buyer is responsible for all freight and return fees.
  • Return Eligibility:
    • Your item must be in new, unused condition, and with the original packaging. A Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) must be obtained for all returns.
  • A few exceptions:
    • JPW return policy (Jet, Powermatic, Wilton, and Edwards)
    • Power Equipment (products that use gas and oil) – Power Equipment products are not eligible for return once it has been oiled or gassed. Once oiled or gassed it cannot be shipped by law. Factory Authorized Outlet will help facilitate the repair of the product. It needs to be taken to an authorized service center for any repairs or technical assistance, which may be covered under warranty. There are no exceptions to this rule.
    • Any food or food related product cannot be returned for health, safety, and sanitary reasons. Factory Authorized Outlet will exhaust all options to make sure the product works and that you are satisfied.
    • Clearance Items are final sale and cannot be returned.
    • Scratch and Dent Items are final sale and cannot be returned.
    • Special Order / Built to Order items will have a 35% restocking fee.
    • Customized Products cannot be returned.
  • Damaged and/or Defective?
    • If your item was received damaged or defective, we will either fix the product or exchange for a replacement. All Items will be inspected and/or tested upon return. Upon inspection, if your product is not defective or damaged, you may be responsible for the shipping cost of the returned product to you or a refund minus a 20% stocking fee. All products must be returned with original packaging, accessories, and documentation. A Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) may be obtained by calling our Customer Service Team at 800-629-3325 with your order information.
  • Factory Authorized Outlet
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  • 5798 Ontario Mills Pkwy
  • Ontario, CA 91764
  • Changed your mind?
    1. Call our customer service team at 800-629-3325 to request a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA)
    2. Pack up your item, insure your package, and send to our fulfillment center.
    3. Once returned in resalable condition, we can issue a full store credit or issue a refund for 80% of the purchase price after shipping.
  • Factory Authorized Outlet
  • c/o Returns Department
  • 5798 Ontario Mills Pkwy
  • Ontario, CA 91764
  • Want an Exchange?
    1. Call our customer service team at 800-629-3325 to request a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) and to discuss the product that you would like to receive.
    2. Pack up your item, insure your package, and send to our fulfillment center.
    3. Once returned in resalable condition, we will contact you to have your new item shipped.
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  • 5798 Ontario Mills Pkwy
  • Ontario, CA 91764
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This DuroMax Hybrid Generator offers a 3600 RPM output w/ 8-hour fuel consumption and offers 4850W. Due to regulations this item cannot be sold/shipped to California residents. Includes a 1-Year DuroMax Factory Warranty + 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee.

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Factory Authorized Outlet sells on eBay the DuroMax XP4850EH Hybrid Portable Dual Fuel Propane / Gas Generator for $299.99. Pretty much half the price of any other retailer and cheapest I've seen for a decent dual fuel generator with over 3,500 watts. Good reviews.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/DuroMax-....l4275.c10
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Connecting To Your Home's Electrical Panel:


i used an interlock kit so i could power my entire panel (not necessarily all at same time), just for convenience sake. an interlock prevents you from operating the generator with the main circuit on, thus preventing back feeding your panel by accident. Back feeding is when your generator sends electricity back to the outside lines b/c someone forgot to turn the main circuit breaker off. this mistake could (and has) injure or kill a line worker who is out there making repairs. direct feeding a panel without interlock or transfer switch sub panel is illegal due t potential for back feeding. here are some steps regarding interlock. as always, check your local codes for adherence to regulation.


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: http://www.interlockkit.com/. 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: http://www.amazon.com/Reliance-Controls-PB30-Generator-Generators/dp/B000BQT47S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&q... [amazon.com].

Step 3: Buy L14-30 generator cord if you want to run 240V (10/4 wire): http://www.amazon.com/Conntek-20601-Transfer-Generator-Extension/dp/B003I17EGQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qi... [amazon.com]. 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/Lowes or your local electric supply house 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 or most 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



NOTE 1: i attached photos. don't pay attention to the fact there are (2) inlets. it's b/c where i installed these, it's a multi residence with 2 service panels

NOTE 2: since i had the panels open, i threw on whole house surge protectors. bought them from a slickdeal back in 2012 i think

NOTE 3: always check local codes if you are allowed to use an interlock or if a transfer switch sub panel is required
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Intial Steps


- upon delivery - PERFORM A FULL INSPECTION. FedEx/UPS is known to sometimes do a number on these generators while in transit. reason is, these are shipped from China strapped together on pallets. the packaging isn't always adequate for individual shipping via UPS/FedEx. 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)

then....

- drain and refill with a full synthetic high quality oil (i use Mobile1 for my gens, i stock up from those MIR deals at walmart and amazon) 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. that's long term. if you are willing to, you can avoid that and just run it every 2-3 months.
(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 to either drill a hole and install a vent and continue to use the crap spring loaded spout, or replace the spout entirely with the regular one that used to be included on gas cans about a decade ago and use the included vent in the ez pour package. they can be found here and slightly cheaper on ebay: http://www.amazon.com/Replacement-Spout-Water-Update-Your/dp/B00CYNDNM8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=14536... [amazon.com] . 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
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should be FP

haven't been any generator deals in months (since hurricanes) and now we're into the winter months

$300 shipped. has been lower but not in a long long ass time
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Connecting To Your Home's Electrical Panel:


i used an interlock kit so i could power my entire panel (not necessarily all at same time), just for convenience sake. an interlock prevents you from operating the generator with the main circuit on, thus preventing back feeding your panel by accident. Back feeding is when your generator sends electricity back to the outside lines b/c someone forgot to turn the main circuit breaker off. this mistake could (and has) injure or kill a line worker who is out there making repairs. direct feeding a panel without interlock or transfer switch sub panel is illegal due t potential for back feeding. here are some steps regarding interlock. as always, check your local codes for adherence to regulation.


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: http://www.interlockkit.com/. 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: http://www.amazon.com/Reliance-Controls-PB30-Generator-Generators/dp/B000BQT47S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&q... [amazon.com].

Step 3: Buy L14-30 generator cord if you want to run 240V (10/4 wire): http://www.amazon.com/Conntek-20601-Transfer-Generator-Extension/dp/B003I17EGQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qi... [amazon.com]. You can buy different lengths, I use a 50 ft cord but some may prefer to save money and get a 25 ft cord. [/U]

Step 4: Go to HD/Lowes or your local electric supply house 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 or most 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



NOTE 1: i attached photos. don't pay attention to the fact there are (2) inlets. it's b/c where i installed these, it's a multi residence with 2 service panels

NOTE 2: since i had the panels open, i threw on whole house surge protectors. bought them from a slickdeal back in 2012 i think

NOTE 3: always check local codes if you are allowed to use an interlock or if a transfer switch sub panel is required
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Intial Steps


- upon delivery - PERFORM A FULL INSPECTION. FedEx/UPS is known to sometimes do a number on these generators while in transit. reason is, these are shipped from China strapped together on pallets. the packaging isn't always adequate for individual shipping via UPS/FedEx. 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)

then....

- drain and refill with a full synthetic high quality oil (i use Mobile1 for my gens, i stock up from those MIR deals at walmart and amazon) 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. that's long term. if you are willing to, you can avoid that and just run it every 2-3 months.
(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 to either drill a hole and install a vent and continue to use the crap spring loaded spout, or replace the spout entirely with the regular one that used to be included on gas cans about a decade ago and use the included vent in the ez pour package. they can be found here and slightly cheaper on ebay: http://www.amazon.com/Replacement-Spout-Water-Update-Your/dp/B00CYNDNM8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=14536... [amazon.com] . 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
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I bought this same deal ago in 2015 for same price, just ran the gen last week on propane. Never used gas in it. Fires right up no problem! Make sure to change the oil after first 5 hours! You would be surprised in the metal shavings you will find.

This works great! And a steal at this price!
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Thanks OP for tip on connection to house panel. May try that (i.e. buy parts and hire electrician)!
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Woo $300.
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I've always wanted to get a generator just in case. Decided to jump on this one. Used the eBay gift cards I got through Samsung pay a few days back on a previous deal to get another 20 or so bucks off. Here's to hoping the power goes out this winter and I can justify my purchase!
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I've always wanted to get a generator just in case. Decided to jump on this one. Used the eBay gift cards I got through Samsung pay a few days back on a previous deal to get another 20 or so bucks off. Here's to hoping the power goes out this winter and I can justify my purchase!
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Junk, mine leaked oil, duramax has literally ZERO customer service
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any eBay promos coupons to make this slicker?
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I bought the 10000w dual fuel model of this last year for $649 and haven't had to utilize it, but I've fired it up at least once a month for 15-30 minutes each time and it started on the first pull or key turn each time.
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Junk, mine leaked oil, duramax has literally ZERO customer service
this scares me, but I hope this doesn't happen to me. I'm going to run it hard in the initial time period and since they are local i can always drive it over for any issues.
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Does anyone know why this item can't be sold to CA resident?
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