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3 years 5 days ago, 3:53 PM

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Thinking of getting a gasloline powered back up generator for home use. How large do I really need to powere basic stuff, 3500 or 4000 etd. Also, I see they have a kit that connects the generator to the breaker box for about $250, has anyone dealt with them?

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3 years 5 days ago, 4:07 PM

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b/u genie...

I have a Generac xps8000 that I bought about 3 years ago. It runs just about everything in my house, but, it is at peak capacity to do so. I WANT a 17k propane powered unit ( I heat with propane ) but don't have the 5 or 6 grand to get one installed. The transfer (sp?) switch is nice, but where I live I just wired it up myself, to an empty 220 breaker in my box, and make sure the main is off before i start the genie, and then flip the breaker. Also, we have a deep H2O well, witch is on the same circuit as the hot water heater. Hope this helps!

3 years 5 days ago, 7:17 PM

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Thanks Gomer, this certainly gives me a place to start. How loud is the xps8000?

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3 years 4 days ago, 9:06 AM

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re: b/u genie.....

It's not too loud you can hear it running indoors with the
windows closed but it won't keep you awake. Sorry I took so long to respond but I didn't hop back on after I got home last nite around 20:45

3 years 4 days ago, 9:10 AM

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Also ....

Forgot to mention that the genie sits right under my bedroom floor, outdoors of course

3 years 4 days ago, 10:02 AM

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I really appreciate the information and there is no need to apologise, I was glad to get the information.

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2 years 40 weeks ago, 5:09 PM

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I have yet to purchase one and I found your post elpful, I have an electrician friend working on it for me. I would need the push start kind as I am away from home for extended periods and the wife may need to start it. I will let you know what I ended up doing.

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