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Re: Standby generators
Posted by Skip (more from Skip) on Tue, 23 Jun 2015 19:19:03
In Reply to: Standby generators, BobS, Tue, 23 Jun 2015 09:30:11
Even though I suggest the use of a portable in a post below, I will suggest Kohler as a reliable unit. I know about a dozen people with them and they are all very pleased. I know three with Generac and they are all displeased. I also helped install two different Briggs and Stratton brand generators while working for a builder and they were very well received, but I don't have any follow up info.
Check the size you need as it is easy to overestimate the size and then you just burn more propane than necessary. Do your research and find the right one as they can burn up to 3 GPH of propane and it gets expensive when you have a two day outage. IIRC most in the 10-12K range burn around 2 GPH.
For reference I run a 2400 s/f house in summer with window A/C and in winter in Maine on a portable putting out 8K with no issues.
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Posts in this Thread:
- Standby generators, BobS, Tue, 23 Jun 2015 09:30:11
- Re: Standby generators, Skip, Tue, 23 Jun 2015 19:19:03 <-- Viewing This Message
- Re: Standby generators, AdamSAAB2kAero , Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:23:17
- Nothing wrong with a portable, Noel , Tue, 23 Jun 2015 11:43:41
- I would not discard the idea of a portable one just yet, dmz789qqq, Tue, 23 Jun 2015 10:32:11
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