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Hmmm. I shall double check. Pretty sure I don't, but I'm very capable at effing things up on life randomly.
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If the original commenter indeed meant a heat pump the likes of which are typical with an electric heat arrangement, then you're absolutely correct.

However, given that the original commenter indicated a gas furnace, they may really be asking whether one of these generators can power the furnace blower's fan motor. If this was actually the question, then the answer is most likely yes. Depending on the size of the fan motor, the 2k watt generator may be sufficient, but it likely wouldn't have much/any reserve to power anything else. The 4k watt generator can probably power the fan motor and some other items as well. I have personally powered my furnace fan motor (gas furnace) from my 4k watt generator very similar to the one being sold here. I've only done so to test it, but it worked like a champ.

The easiest way to do this is to rewire your furnace blower such that it plugs into a dedicated outlet (mine is mounted on the side of the furnace itself) rather than being hard-wired as they typically are originally. This way, during a power outage, the furnace can simply be unplugged and plugged into the generator by way of an extension cord. Note that you'll probably need a pretty beefy extension cord for this purpose, so pay attention to the ratings on each component in the chain!
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That 2k sportsman looks like a solid deal. Wonder how compares to the pulsar for $399 in sale often at newegg or the ryobi on sale often as well
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I have this guy: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Sport...792167-_-N

And the thing blows a cloud of thick blue smoke after warming up. I don't know a ton about motors, but feels like oil getting past the rings or a head gasket? I think it has a warranty.....
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I have this guy: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Sport...792167-_-N [homedepot.com]

And the thing blows a cloud of thick blue smoke after warming up. I don't know a ton about motors, but feels like oil getting past the rings or a head gasket? I think it has a warranty.....
Make sure you don't have too much oil in it.
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Make sure you don't have too much oil in it.
Hmmm. I shall double check. Pretty sure I don't, but I'm very capable at effing things up on life randomly.
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Got the 7500 watt. Not going to be without a generator next hurricane season!
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Hmmm. I shall double check. Pretty sure I don't, but I'm very capable at effing things up on life randomly.
LOL Aren't we all!
(Son in law just kept pouring oil in his. More is better, right? Killed a lot of bugs anyway.)
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That 2k sportsman looks like a solid deal. Wonder how compares to the pulsar for $399 in sale often at newegg or the ryobi on sale often as well
Hell, I'm trying to see when/where it went for $150 some in the reviews are indicating Smilie
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Hell, I'm trying to see when/where it went for $150 some in the reviews are indicating https://static.slickdealscdn.com/ima...lies/smile.gif
it was November 16 2017 when home depot had the 1k watt version on sale for $150
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Are any of these good enough to power a travel trailer? Looking to get one so we can go places with no hookups, but not sure how much power I need.
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it was November 16 2017 when home depot had the 1k watt version on sale for $150
Ha. I was j/k @ the time.

Really tempted myself, but trying to noodle how/when/where to justify the purchase since I have a dual-genny already (saved my @ss during Irma too).
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Does 1year warranty common on generator?
1 year warranty seems like gambling for minor consumer.
I may use 1 time per year when there is blackout in summer...
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I want an inverter generator for the noise and efficiency. Unfortunately I can't find much on these models. Compared to the 2000, the 2200 is dual fuel, can be set up in parallel, and has a little more power (1700 vs 1800 running). But it costs much more, is that due to the above features or does it offer more benefits?

Also, does this output pure or modified some waves?
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Does 1year warranty common on generator?
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I may use 1 time per year when there is blackout in summer...
The ryobi generator inverter 2200 goes on sale for $400 occasionally on the daily deals site at home depot. It has a non commercial warranty of 3 years. A lot more money than this one. You have a 90 day return on these. If you need one you may want to consider running it a lot during the return period. A comparable honda is about $900. Honda's last for years I have a pressure washer and a 7500 watt generator($2500 20 years ago). Both are still going. None of these cheap generators were around then. Good luck.
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