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DuroMax XP4850EH Hybrid Portable Dual Fuel Propane / Gas Camping RV Generator - $255 after coupon. Shipping is free.

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Factory Authorized Outlet via Ebay is selling the DuroMax XP4850EH Hybrid Portable Dual Fuel Propane / Gas Camping RV Generator for $255 after coupon code PLAYFUL15. Shipping is free

In addition, you may have a YMMV eBay Bucks 8% promo offer on your account, which according to the checkout page will give you $24 back in eBay bucks. Lowest price for this generator was $239. If factoring in eBay Bucks, this deal is comparable

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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 $16.99, drop a 20% off coupon, then buy one of the EZ Pour spouts
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Factory Authorized Outlet via Ebay is selling the DuroMax XP4850EH Hybrid Portable Dual Fuel Propane / Gas Camping RV Generator for $255 after coupon code PLAYFUL15. Shipping is free

In addition, you may have a YMMV eBay Bucks 8% promo offer on your account, which according to the checkout page will give you $24 back in eBay bucks.

Link: https://www.ebay.com/itm/DuroMax-XP4850EH-Hybrid-Portable-Dual-Fuel-Propane-Gas-Camping-RV-Generator... [ebay.com]



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Powering your home's electrical panel:


i used an interlock kit so i could power my entire panel (all circuits, not at the same time obviously), 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. Here is where I bought mine: http://www.interlockkit.com/

Step 2: Buy a double pole breaker that's compatible with your electrical box. Home Depot or your local electric supply house will have this.

Step 3: Buy generator inlet: http://www.amazon.com/Reliance-Controls-PB30-Generator-Generators/dp/B000BQT47S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&q... [amazon.com]

Step 4: 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 5: Either do it yourself per the Youtube videos or pay an electrician. You can buy the rest of the materials at Home Depot (romex, wall anchors, conduit, etc). Since you are providing all materials or most of them, the electrician 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 install the interlock panel, the double pole breaker for the generator, and make the final connection to your box. Figure he'll charge you (1) labor hour to do all of that. if you have never done anything electrical before, just hire the electrician for peace of mind.







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
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Excellent midsize unit and excellent price
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Almost as good as the 239 Father's day sale
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Chase still has 5% back through Paypal dropping it to $242
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Great now I have to decide between this deal and the one posted an hour before it
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Looks like a solid deal. May pick this up for Hurricane Season.

For anyone that has bought one and needed it repaired, do you need to bring it to the service center in CA for warranty repairs? In reading the manual online, it mentions that the buyer is responsible for freight charges within the warranty period (which looks to be 3 years for home users and 1 year for industrial)
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Anyone have any experience with this unit? Any good? I'm just looking to power a few things, 1/3hp sump pump (draws like 450w), refrigerator, and maybe a few lights in the event of a power outage that happens infrequently. Wondering if I should go bigger but otherwise I like the price for something I would rarely use but would be great to have on hand in case of emergencies.
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Intial Steps

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...
I rip out the easy pour crap and pop a hole in the can where one should be. I really hate that crap, I've spilled more gas trying to use those than they've saved from spilling nationwide.
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Anyone have any experience with this unit? Any good? I'm just looking to power a few things, 1/3hp sump pump (draws like 450w), refrigerator, and maybe a few lights in the event of a power outage that happens infrequently. Wondering if I should go bigger but otherwise I like the price for something I would rarely use but would be great to have on hand in case of emergencies.
I got one about three years ago and it works but a friend at work got one and the front panel was damaged so the sellersent a new panel. Wheels starting to rust but it is a good deal for dual fuel.

Tractor Supply sells a good Champion 240V unit around 4000 watts that has great quality & reviews but it needs a wheel kit if you want wheels. The Champoin I think has authorized service locations. This ebay generator is a slick deal but the Champion is a decent deal with piece of mind.
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I rip out the easy pour crap and pop a hole in the can where one should be. I really hate that crap, I've spilled more gas trying to use those than they've saved from spilling nationwide.
Those Tree Hugger cans are a big fail. I ended up getting a metal Gerry can. The tree hugger plastic jug I have has tbe spring mechanism stuck open.
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This sucks...just ordered for $299 on the weekend after missing the last deal, and now this 15% discount? I'll hope FAO will honor the discount anyways, my unit still isn't showing as being in transit yet.
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