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DuroMax XP4850EH Hybrid Propane/Gas Powered Start Generator EXPIRED

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Factory Authorized Outlet via eBay.com has DuroMax XP4850EH Hybrid Propane/Gas Powered Electric Start Generator on sale for $299.99. Shipping is free. Thanks dusty_allen

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  • DuroMax XP4850EH Electric Start Generator.
  • Extra large 8" Pneumatic Knobby Style Solid Fill Tires.
  • Flip-Up Stow Away Handles.
  • Generator Tool Kit.
  • DuroMax Operating Manual.
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This DuroMax Hybrid Generator offers a 3600 RPM output w/ 8-hour fuel consumption and offers 4850W. Due to regulations this item cannot be sold/shipped to California residents. Includes a 1-Year DuroMax Factory Warranty + 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee.

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Popular front page deal with front page pricing now available again for anyone looking for a dual fuel generator. Great generator for home power backup to keep food from ruining, camping, rv, fishing, or powering up the hunting cabin. Very convient using either gas or propane.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/DuroMax-X...Swqu9VSPfv [ebay.com]



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The DuroMax XP4850EH Generator is powered by the DuroMax 7 HP engine. The engine can accept high wattage loads, and can operate on propane or gasoline. With a flick of a switch, you can easily change your input source from gasoline to propane. This user-friendly generator can also be started with a recoil start, in case of a battery drain-out. When the oil level reduces drastically, the engine automatically shuts down, thus reducing the damage caused. The muffler reduces engine noise, which makes the generator suitable for use in silent zones.

Only as Strong as Its Core. The DuroMax XP4850EH unit features a 7 Horsepower, Air Cooled Engine and is designed with a Low-Oil Shutoff Sensor to protect the Motor. It offers the switching capability of running on Propane or Gasoline fuels. Built to offer more power and longer lasting durability, The DuroMax XP4850EH Generator has a Cast-Ironed Sleeved, 196cc Engine rated at 7 HP delivering a peak of 4,400 surge watts / 3,500 Constant. This is a sufficient amount of power that can handle an overhead Air Conditioner in a RV to basic house power.

Product Identifiers
Model XP4850EH
UPC 811640013783
MPN XP4850EH

Break in Process:

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) 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...&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
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Got one a year or two ago - Been a life-saver these past 2 days of the great detroit power-out.
It's running right now, keeping my fridge and deep freezer frosty.
It costs less to buy and maintain a generator than it does to lose everything inside them to thaw/spoiling.
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The 10K model is also on sale for $599 as well.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/400785406...EBIDX%3AIT

Still waiting for it to hit the $500 mark again before i bite, though.
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Just word of warning, be sure you check out the unit when you receive it. These deals have historically found damaged items during shipment. Me personally, I went through 3 units until I finally got a working unit. All received had NO visible damage to the box, but upon opening and inspecting the first unit found that the spark plug boot was cracked as well as gas float tank on my first unit. My second unit came dented on the side that one of the supports for handle was in the way of pulling the air cleaner off. Lesson learned from that is run through the unit's functionality, including any maintenance you'll need to perform, just to be sure everything is fine. The seller paid for return shipping and refunded promptly, so seller is good post sale.

The last unit I received had small damage to the frame, but not enough to prevent unit from being fully functional. Bottom line is this is a beast of a unit to ship and doesn't get white glove treatment by shipping company so check it out just to be sure everything is good with unit when received.

BTW, haven't used unit for any emergency need (knock on wood), just ran unit for maintenance every couple of months. It starts up fine and I've only run on propane, keeps the floats from gumming up that could happen when using gas.

Also this is a great price, I paid $325 for same unit last year (and felt that was a great deal).
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Finally snagged one the last time it was this price. Only used it long enough to break it in, but it seemed pretty solid during those first couple of hours.
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Finally snagged one the last time it was this price. Only used it long enough to break it in, but it seemed pretty solid during those first couple of hours.
Good deal. Cant be beat for the money
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Anyone knows the THD level of this puppy? Didn't see it in the online specs
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The 10K model is also on sale for $599 as well.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/400785406...EBIDX%3AIT

Still waiting for it to hit the $500 mark again before i bite, though.
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Not bad for $270 shipped (10% ebay bucks)
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Got one a year or two ago - Been a life-saver these past 2 days of the great detroit power-out.
It's running right now, keeping my fridge and deep freezer frosty.
It costs less to buy and maintain a generator than it does to lose everything inside them to thaw/spoiling.
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Great unit. Match best price ever. I paid this 18 months ago. BF price. The dual fuel is a very nice option. Would buy again... If in market pull the trigger. This one has it all.
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I got one of these last time. Great unit. I had to really search for all of the parts as the package insert was up near the fuel tank inside of the unit. It runs like a champ! Highly recommended.
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Is this large enough to power a home if the electricity goes out??
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Is this large enough to power a home if the electricity goes out??
essentials like refrigerator, gas furnace, and a few light
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I live in California and was able to order one. Also the source is here in Ontario CA so the Editors notes don't seem to fit. If the order status changes because i live in CA or for any other reason I will let you guys know.
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I'm in CA too and got one (at this every-other-month sales price) a few weeks ago.

really nice unit and great price but don't believe the wattage. I can stall mine with a 30% load (supports about 2.2kw sustained as long as it's gradual).

tempted by its bigger brother for $599...
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essentials like refrigerator, gas furnace, and a few light
it can do more than that if the wattage is true accurate. The trick would be a balanced transfer switch and paying attention to what is running.

these are not exact numbers:
fridge 800 watts maybe, freezer only would be a little less

gas furnace 500 watts or oil furnace 1,000 watts

You could run lights should only need a 150 watts or so if you have led of cfl all over, which everyone should really, and nut turning every single one on.

well pump 700w

You could probably run all this and your electronics tv etc and basics with room to spare for intermittent well timed microwave use making room for surge wattage.
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