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    Sportsman Duel Fuel Generators

    Just an fyi to those that might be interested, Home Depot has a few models on sale at what seem like a great price... I ordered a 4000/3500 watt...(model 803266) for $299... Granted these aren't Hondas but seem to have good reviews and I really wanted something propane... I have been pretty lucky with the storms and don't usually lose power for very long, but I am sure my luck will run out eventually... I think I can by with the lower wattage if I alternate the bigger items like fridge, AC, microwave, etc... just have to figure how to wire up the furnace... hope this helps some others out..

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    Central AC is probably not going to run on that size generator . I have the same set up in my house . I run two refrigerator freezers, the heat ( when needed) , a couple lights and my hot water . You can get by nicely with that.

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    just an fyi, these Sportsmen Generators are total garbage. they are meant as throwaways. i had one that only worked about 40 hours before all the brushes burnt off. worst is no one will work on them and their customer service is non-existant. spend a little more and buy something good that your local guy will work on.


    Quote Originally Posted by Rem Mag View Post
    Just an fyi to those that might be interested, Home Depot has a few models on sale at what seem like a great price... I ordered a 4000/3500 watt...(model 803266) for $299... Granted these aren't Hondas but seem to have good reviews and I really wanted something propane... I have been pretty lucky with the storms and don't usually lose power for very long, but I am sure my luck will run out eventually... I think I can by with the lower wattage if I alternate the bigger items like fridge, AC, microwave, etc... just have to figure how to wire up the furnace... hope this helps some others out..

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    just an fyi, these Sportsmen Generators are total garbage. they are meant as throwaways. i had one that only worked about 40 hours before all the brushes burnt off. worst is no one will work on them and their customer service is non-existant. spend a little more and buy something good that your local guy will work on.[/QUOTE]

    That sucks to hear it only lasted 40 hrs. I have it now but haven't opened it yet, probably could send it back...would be interested to know a little more about what happened to yours.. (happened recently, was similar wattage/model.. etc) I didn't notice many bad online reviews, maybe didn't look enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by houndawgg View Post
    funny thing about products like this anymore, its cheaper to send you a new one versus repairing. great customer support!

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    When it comes to generators spend the extra $$ and stick to name brands like B&S, Honda, Sears which use Honda or B&S engines. I did buy a small quiet Honeywell with a lot of fantastic reviews to run at night for the sump pump, when the large genny is not needed.

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    You cannot beat a Honda

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    A couple of friends I know, and I, have the Champion generators from Tractor supply. I figured that for the money they were worth a try. Great reviews. All of us have gotten a few years of service out of them so far, and there have been no issues. Runs on propane or gas. The set up directions are excellent. I have the 7500, for around $750. I almost bought a Honda or Yamaha for 3 times the price. I am glad I didn't. For a few hours or days of very occasional use this has fit the bill.

    I do not disagree that Honda, Yamaha, etc, are better and probably will last longer.

    I can guarantee you one thing though. After you buy it you won't lose power for about a year.
    Last edited by longbow; 09-29-2019 at 09:10 AM.











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