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Factory Authorized Outlet via eBay has DuroMax 10,000 Watt Hybrid Dual Fuel Portable Gas Propane Generator (XP10000EH) on sale for $499.99 (price reflected in cart). Shipping is free. Thanks lostinPA

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Factory Authorized Outlet on eBay has the dual fuel generator on sale again for $499 with free freight shipping.

I bought this generator a few years ago. It works fine.The electric start is a nice feature. It runs on either gasoline or propane.

Do your homework if you plan to run this on propane. A bbq grill size bottle is not large enough to run this generator for long periods of time. A larger size bottle is necessary for a sufficient rate of vaporization. Do your homework on propane.



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Last Edited by Michael-M January 12, 2019 at 12:40 PM
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The most inexpensive method would be to use an interlock in your main panel and a power inlet box. A 50 amp inlet box is $67 on Amazon [amazon.com]. The interlock is going to be panel specific, I paid about $70 for mine.

What the interlock does is restrict you from having your main breaker on at the same time as the breaker connected to your power inlet box, where you will plug in your generator. The interlock is a simple device, it looks like this. With this type of setup you are backfeeding your panel with the generator and the main breaker must be off so that you don't have electricity flowing onto the utility's lines.

Another device that I like having is a meter box, this one is rated for 50 amps [amazon.com]. I have mine right next to my main panel so when I have my generator running I know what the load is like.

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Hire an electrician, and live to see another day lol.
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Hire an electrician to install a transfer switch (I bought the switch on eBay and had an electrician install it for a total cost of about $800). The transfer switch sits beside the circuit panel and you flip specific circuits from the main line to the generator (which plugs into a new outlet on the outside of the house). I've attached pictures of how mine looks.
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Any easier way without the risk of killing anyone working on the line or in the house?
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Yep, great deal. Or wait for her big brother the Beast to go on sale for $150 more if you need a little more power.
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Great deal for the 10000. I missed the 12000 last time.... just waiting for them to run the deal again.

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How does one hook this up the the electrical panel to run whole house if that's even possible?????
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I had no problem getting my 4850 to start up using only propane, but I can't get this one going. Battery has plenty of power. Anyone else having this issue? Considering putting gas in to try to get er started, but I really don't want to.
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I installed an outlet next to my panel. Need the type that is used for a stove/oven. Used 50amp rated line to wire to 2 50a breakers I put in the panel. When power goes out, feed the panel thru these breakers. Be sure to kill the main, or you will feed power back to the grid (and potentially fry anyone who attempts to work on a line). There are better ways to do this, but as long as you're smart about it and remember to kill the main, this is safe.
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How does one hook this up the the electrical panel to run whole house if that's even possible?????
I use this generator cord: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product...UTF8&psc=1

....and attach the cord to a generator inlet box. The inlet box is wired to a transfer switch. Transfer switch then goes to your main panel.

It is best to have an electrician install, if you are not familiar with this setup.
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I had no problem getting my 4850 to start up using only propane, but I can't get this one going. Battery has plenty of power. Anyone else having this issue? Considering putting gas in to try to get er started, but I really don't want to.
Mine had a bad propane regulator. That is the round pancake looking device with the primer button on it. They sent me a new one and it started right up after I removed the old regulator and installed the new one. I think it is a common problem with the new units.
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How does one hook this up the the electrical panel to run whole house if that's even possible?????
Hire an electrician to install a transfer switch (I bought the switch on eBay and had an electrician install it for a total cost of about $800). The transfer switch sits beside the circuit panel and you flip specific circuits from the main line to the generator (which plugs into a new outlet on the outside of the house). I've attached pictures of how mine looks.
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I had no problem getting my 4850 to start up using only propane, but I can't get this one going. Battery has plenty of power. Anyone else having this issue? Considering putting gas in to try to get er started, but I really don't want to.
This was among questions I had for their support staff, their reply may be of assistance to you.

"We apologize for the confusion with starting your new XP10000EH generator. Based on your email it sounds like you have the new self-purging regulator models. To start these models you'll want to hook up the generator to the propane tank and open up the valve on the propane tank; then let the generator sit with the valve open for 3-5 minutes to purge itself prior to starting. After the generator has been sitting for this 3-5 minute period you'll want to start the generator on mid choke to start. Once you hear the generator start move the choke to the full open position (left). Please note that you'll also want to keep the idle control and circuit breaker off while attempting to start. Also, note that you should run the generator for at least 20 hours before attempting to use the idle control on propane. Please feel free to contact me if you have any further questions or concerns. Thank you for choosing us."

Their documentation is outdated, both the physical documentation that came with the generator, and the pdf version of it online. I had no luck getting support via email initially, but they responded via facebook fairly quickly.


Edit: The docs state to manually purge the regulator via button (there is no such button), and to NOT close the choke at all. As you can see by supports reply, that is entirely incorrect for newer models.
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