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Old 07-12-2018, 10:10 PM   #29
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2000w unit is again $449 with the coupon I got via email again today.
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Old 07-13-2018, 07:58 AM   #30
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I know this is about Harbor Frieght inverter generators, but I mentioned I bought two remarkably similar Wen 2000W inverter generators from woot.com a while back. And, they're back on sale at woot.com today for $384.99 each. I also found a gas tank cap that is like the ones used on Yamaha generators that can be adapted for extra gas tanks (on ebay) so if I were using gasoline I could make up my own extra tank so it could run all night long without getting up to add fuel (using a outboard engine fuel tank). And, the magnetic dipsticks, too (also on ebay).
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Old 07-13-2018, 08:51 AM   #31
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The billet fuel cap that allows an external tank, makes sense, and they are out there.
I think Iím going with the Propane conversion, but want to make the regulator easily removable or even mount it on the propane tank if possible.
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Old 07-13-2018, 07:27 PM   #32
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I paid an additional $130 for the extended warranty that is hassle free. I called the home office and they said they use to send them to small motor shops for repair, but it is cheaper for them to just replace it with a new one. The CATCH is three years on original purchase date, so if it fails the warranty does not roll over.

Drawing power at 2200 watts was the refrigerator, a/c, two 120v lamps, radio 120v, 2 phone chargers, 2 tv, microwave. I'm going, to do some more testing.
Thanks hamboneto!

2200 watts is good (low) for all those loads together.

Our microwave alone is ~1825 watts. The rooftop A/C unit (13.5KBtu Coleman) uses ~1400 watts (running). The fridge is another ~300 watts. So that's 3500W right there, plus the smaller stuff.

The QD3200 WGO installed is really undersized. We have to watch what we turn on.

I'd be interested in any further testing you do.
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Old 07-14-2018, 09:36 AM   #33
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My magnetic dipstick and fill/drain tube arrived.
Very nice parts!
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honda ????

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So, let me start.

HF 2000w Unit.
Bought 6/17/2018, here in CA.
Fathers Day Coupon, $449, plus we bought the 2 year warrantee @99.99.
Added a 2 gallon fuel can and some Stabil 360 fuel treatment, Tax, and we were about $600 out the door.

First impressions were good.
Unit was well packaged, came with a small tool kit in a pouch(Spark plug wrench, open ended wrench, and a screwdriver).

I added the 10/30 oil they suggest, which was not included, but I had some to hand(10/30 Synthetic Diesel oil).
There was some oil evident in the crankcase, so the unit was probably test run during production, and drained for shipping.

Filled it with oil, and gas(with Stabil 360 added), and opened the gas tank vent.
Then pulled the starter cord maybe 5/10x with the start switch in OFF to prime the gas into the carb, and oil into the engine.
I noted the pull starter is very light, and easy to pull for me, at 6' 4" and 240lb.... ish...

Flipped the switch to START and pulled again... the unit fired and ran before I was maybe 1/3 into the stroke with a puff of blue smoke, but after 5 seconds I flipped the switch to RUN and the unit purred into a steady gait.

I weighed it and it came in just under 55 lb full of oil and fuel.

My GF was able to start it no problem, and she is half my size or less. I'm sure she could pick it up, but it would be a struggle.
are u saying it beats a honda .........? only money
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Nope, and thatís not what this thread is about.

Now go back and read the opener, especially the bit in bold.
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