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Yamaha EF2000iS 2000-Watt Portable Digital Quiet Inverter Generator - EF2000ISV2 $723 Shipped

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I own one from about 5 years ago, paid a little more than this when Amazon had a yard and gardening sale. Use my WEN inverter 2000w more often as the surge is better than the Yamaha.
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Not the same one but costco has the Yamaha 2000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator for $499.99 and last year costco had a coupon to lower that price. ( we may see one this year ? )
And don't forget about Costco's return policy.
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Not the same one but costco has the Yamaha 2000-Watt Portable Inverter Generator for $499.99 and last year costco had a coupon to lower that price. ( we may see one this year ? )
And don't forget about Costco's return policy.
Link? Been looking into gennys for the past few weeks and haven't seen many on sale
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Anybody recommend some extension cords for this? This will be my first. Not very techsavy when it comes to extension cords
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Link? Been looking into gennys for the past few weeks and haven't seen many on sale
https://www.costco.com/A-IPower-1...43958.html

He's talking about the one in the link above, which is from a different brand but uses a Yamaha engine. I would probably still chose the "real" Yamaha one even if paying an extra $223 (less assuming you have to pay tax on the Costco one)
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https://www.costco.com/A-IPower-1...43958.html

He's talking about the one in the link above, which is from a different brand but uses a Yamaha engine. I would probably still chose the "real" Yamaha one even if paying an extra $223 (less assuming you have to pay tax on the Costco one)
ah, yea i agree
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I got one of these Yamaha ef2000iv2 this spring, and I recommend converting it to use propane, so you don't have to worry about ethanol gas gumming up the carbs if it is used rarely. I did the kit from Us carburetion (the motor snorkel) and it was easy to install. (Though the price of ~200 for the kit is most definitely not a slick deal, and if I could buy the snorkel separately and pair it with a $50 KG regulator and about $25 of brass fittings and hoses, that seems more reasonable, since it is just a piece of rubber tubing with a plastic right-angle flexible hose on an rubber o-ring. It looks like it should be $20 max in materials for the snorkel.)
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I got one of these Yamaha ef2000iv2 this spring, and I recommend converting it to use propane, so you don't have to worry about ethanol gas gumming up the carbs if it is used rarely. I did the kit from Us carburetion (the motor snorkel) and it was easy to install. (Though the price of ~200 for the kit is most definitely not a slick deal, and if I could buy the snorkel separately and pair it with a $50 KG regulator and about $25 of brass fittings and hoses, that seems more reasonable, since it is just a piece of rubber tubing with a plastic right-angle flexible hose on an rubber o-ring. It looks like it should be $20 max in materials for the snorkel.)
What if you use non ethanol? This will be my first generator but I intend on using non ethanol treated with stabilizer so I'm hoping it will be ok
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will get one soon.
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What if you use non ethanol? This will be my first generator but I intend on using non ethanol treated with stabilizer so I'm hoping it will be ok
I have seen recommendations to use non-ethanol if you're using gas, and to turn off the gas knob and run it until it runs out of gas, then drain the tank (there is a little gas drain line) if you will be storing it. Alternatively, if you're starting it up once a month (something I plan to do even on propane), I'm sure there are people who leave the gas in and add a little fresh gas each time (and stabil should keep it good for 12 months?)...

The option to run on gas or propane or natural gas is nice though! In a natural disaster situation there might be a run on gas, but propane or NG might still be readily available. Or if you plan to take the generator traveling, it's nice to not have that gas smell in your vehicle if you're transporting it with a 20lb propane tank.
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I have seen recommendations to use non-ethanol if you're using gas, and to turn off the gas knob and run it until it runs out of gas, then drain the tank (there is a little gas drain line) if you will be storing it. Alternatively, if you're starting it up once a month (something I plan to do even on propane), I'm sure there are people who leave the gas in and add a little fresh gas each time (and stabil should keep it good for 12 months?)...

The option to run on gas or propane or natural gas is nice though! In a natural disaster situation there might be a run on gas, but propane or NG might still be readily available. Or if you plan to take the generator traveling, it's nice to not have that gas smell in your vehicle if you're transporting it with a 20lb propane tank.
oh yeah i agree. i will look into the conversion kit. so you can do both, correct?
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