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Promoted 09-02-2016 by johnny_miller at 10:10 PM View Original Post
MaxToolSales via eBay has DuroStar DS4000S Gas Powered 4000 Watt Portable Generator for $199.99. Shipping is free. Thanks inluvwithCOCO

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Our research indicates that DuroStar DS4000S Gas Powered 4000 Watt Portable Generator is $64 less (24% savings) than the next best price from a reputable merchant with prices starting from $264. -johnny_miller

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Edited September 2, 2016 at 01:19 PM by jersharocks
Highly popular model here. Great for flipping.

Unfortunately cant use the labor day promo code for this seller Frown

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DuroStar-...1136290035
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- upon delivery - PERFORM A FULL INSPECTION. FedEx/UPS is known to sometimes do a number on these generators while in transit. 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) 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
(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 $17.99, drop a 20% off coupon, then buy one of the EZ Pour spouts


you have some options with regards to mobility. you can buy the wheel kit on ebay or amazon, or you can go to harbor freight and get one of the large 30x19 dollies for $12.99 with coupon. this generator fits perfectly on the dolly
i used an interlock kit so i could power my entire panel (all 120V circuits, not at the same time obviously), just for convenience sake. here are some steps:

Step 1: Find an interlock kit that's compatible with your panel. Chances are the model in HD/Lowe's will not fit your box without a lot of modification. Here is where I bought mine: http://www.interlockkit.com/

Step 2: Buy generator inlet: http://www.amazon.com/Reliance-Controls-PB30-Generator-Generators/dp/B000BQT47S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&q... [amazon.com]

Step 3: Buy L14-30 to L5-30 adapter cable where both hots are crossed so you can power BOTH sides of your panel even though you have a 120V generator: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...ge_o02_s00 . You could make your own adapter for $10, but it's nice to have a factory molded rugged cable that you don't have to worry about. One end of this cable will go into the L14-30 inlet in #2 and the other end gives you a L5-30 connection. See step 4.

Step 4: Buy a 25ft or 50ft L5-30 extension cord (length is up to you). This cord is what will go from your adapter in your inlet in Step 3 to your generator. I bought this: http://www.amazon.com/Conntek-20571-Generator-Extension-Eextension/dp/B003HUYK5Q/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8... [amazon.com] .


NOTE: You will not be able to power any 240V appliances with this generator. For safety reasons, turn OFF any and all 240V circuits in your panel
haha I need this right now. In Charleston, SC and lights keep flashing on and off as this tropical storm moves by.

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I own this. It's a surprisingly functional little generator. Just be aware of it's limitations.
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Fits perfectly on a large harbor freight dolly.
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Even better with 6% Bucks booster!
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haha I need this right now. In Charleston, SC and lights keep flashing on and off as this tropical storm moves by.
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Nice little no frills gas gene. Follow medic311's guidance in other thread and you will be good to go.
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good deal. great timing with summer ending.
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price is nice!
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Good price but if iI comes defective, return shipping would be on me?

That could add up, no?
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I bought the slightly upgraded version last year with wheels and battery electric start. I forgot how much more I spent but all these low end generators seem to be worthy and reviews are typically great on them.
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Best price this has ever been. I got mine last year at $229 from the same seller. Great little genny.
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Even better with 6% Bucks booster!
what is up with 6% bucks booster? do all eBay members get it?
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bought the Raven brand a few months ago. I'm currently in Tallahassee, FL where power is expected to be out for 7-10 days following the recent hurricane. this generator has been a life saver!
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Nice little no frills gas gene. Follow medic311's guidance in other thread and you will be good to go.
what other thread?
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