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Generac 8000W Running / 10000W Peak Gasoline Powered Generator with Electronic Fuel Injection - Costco - $899

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Costco has the Generac 8000w generator for $899 after $100 coupon, with free shipping. This is an excellent generator (not inverter) due to electronic fuel injection, and "TruePower" technology, which protects sensitive electronics, something you don't usually get with a portable generator. An 8000w generator should cover most small/mid sizes homes minus a central air, electric dryer, or other high draw devices. My 1200sq foot ranch runs at 100% with this unit, including central gas furnace, fridge, all lights, etc.


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Good average review rating but some scary 1-star reviews mixed in there...
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Good average review rating but some scary 1-star reviews mixed in there...
most of those are about how heavy the unit is or not starting, whichi 9/10 times the user forgot to turn on the fuel line or perform some other critical step. But certainly worth research.

Very sold reviews on various generator sites:

https://factorypure.com/products/...cturer-rfb

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Gener.../207143450
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It might be worth looking at your local warehouse for a cheaper price, technically this is not free shipping but rather its included in the online price, so there is a good possibility it will be cheaper on the shelf.
Last year we paid about 700 for last years model at costco for the PG&E red flag warning and its a great unit, very solid build, starts up first pull every time, and relatively quiet for a generator this size.
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Good average review rating but some scary 1-star reviews mixed in there...
Agreed, the price is right but that makes me a bit hesitant.
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I've had this Gen for 2 years. Zero issues and I have it wired to a transfer switch in my basement. It will run everything but my AC. My house is 1,400sqft.
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I have this brand but larger 12000/9500 btu. I bought mine on Ebay for $789.shipped, not tax. I've had it about 8 months and used it twice. Works well. Can't run the whole house but runs all the important stuff.
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I have this brand but larger 12000/9500 btu. I bought mine on Ebay for $789.shipped, not tax. I've had it about 8 months and used it twice. Works well. Can't run the whole house but runs all the important stuff.
Why can't you run the whole house off it? Minus dryer and anything that uses huge energy you should be able to power everything else with 9500w.
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Why can't you run the whole house off it? Minus dryer and anything that uses huge energy you should be able to power everything else with 9500w.
My house is 3600 SF and I have a large central heating and cooling system.
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My house is 3600 SF and I have a large central heating and cooling system.
You think this would work for a 2300 sqft house - powering the whole thing?
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Each time I think about getting a generator, logic talks me out of it. I have city water and a gas water heater (no electricity to it at all), so it's just not worth having. All of my yard tools are battery/electric, so the gas would go bad before I'd even use the thing. If I was ever going to get one, I'd get the kind that hooks up to my natural gas and powers the whole house, but I feel like it would never earn its keep.
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A few things that make this one unique over several similarly placed models is the better rating for sensitive electronics (better than most everything outside of inverter generators), the electronic fuel injection (no carb) and the requirement that the battery have a charge to start, despite it having a pull start secondary start option (think it has something to do with the fuel injection).

I have it but have not used it in an outage. Seems like a really nice unit compared to similar alternatives.
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Each time I think about getting a generator, logic talks me out of it. I have city water and a gas water heater (no electricity to it at all), so it's just not worth having. All of my yard tools are battery/electric, so the gas would go bad before I'd even use the thing. If I was ever going to get one, I'd get the kind that hooks up to my natural gas and powers the whole house, but I feel like it would never earn its keep.
I agree with that, we have one because of our rural area. No water without a generator, no cell service out here, only way to communicate is if we have internet, which requires a powered modem/router.
Other than that, in a municipal environment you could probably get by without one in lesser outages.
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You think this would work for a 2300 sqft house - powering the whole thing?
I'm not sure if you are referring to the one I have or the one OP is listing. In either case I would say no. If you want to power your whole house you will not be able too with a portable generator. They have large, permenate placed generators for that, but you will pay much more and the installation cost are high.
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Was cheaper not long ago: https://slickdeals.net/f/13118263-costco-generac-xt8000efi-10k-8k-portable-generator-normally-1k-w-fs-799-99
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