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HF Generator

o3jeff

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I wonder who is making those generators for them or if they are just off some boat from china? Prices are pretty cheap compared to a Generac or the other ones at Home Depot or Lowes. Would hate to save a few bucks and find out you end up burning out the motor on the fridge due to power fluctuating or not enough.
 

SKIQUATTRO

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all generators at home depot and HF are sold out....i grabbed it as there was coupon for $80.00...
 

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The cheaper a generator is made the crappier they are. From experience get a well known brand.
 

o3jeff

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I ran into a HD here in CT to grab some stuff for work and they had 6 left all lined up right by the front door. Probably be gone by tonight.
 

drjeff

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Amazon.com still has(as of a few hours ago) a number of brands and various wattages available and will have them delivered just about anywhere by Monday
 

bvibert

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amps x volts = watts and the rule of thumb is for start up you'll need twice as many watts.

Twice as many, or more.

Like some others have said, I wouldn't risk trying to run your fridge on that generator.
 

mattm59

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bought a " chicago electric" powered log splitter, which lasted 20 minutes. Called them up, and salesman was an a-hole. Sent me over to the mfg. supervisor, who admitted that their stuff was now made in China, and yeah, it was crap. Bought a honda powered log splitter, and haven't looked back. Got a Hyundai (15 horse) generator and love it. Pure sine wave power, and plenty of it. Amazon.com rocks!
 

ScottySkis

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There should be a ton of never used or lightly used generators on eBay and Craig's List in another week.



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At my familys garage sale, lots of people were asking for generators, all we had were candles.
 

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friend bought a HF compressor for work, said price was right. lasted 2 hours and it came apart. would only buy a name brand generator that you can count on. after all, you are going to use it in a emergency.
 

gmcunni

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There should be a ton of never used or lightly used generators on eBay and Craig's List in another week.

i hear that you can go to home depot/lowes and get returned ones at a discount too. might give it a try next week.
 
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