[WISPA] Small generators - cheap or inexpensive?

2008-02-18 Thread John Valenti
I was looking around for a method to keep at least my backbone running during an extended power outage. (we have had ice storms take out power for 4 - 7 days). It seemed like the small generators might be a solution, the Honda/ etc name brand ones seem to be ~$600 for 1000 watts. And I found

Re: [WISPA] Small generators - cheap or inexpensive?

2008-02-18 Thread Tim Wolfe
John, We have a unit that I paid about $300 for from Tractor Supply. It is made by Champion Tools and has 3500 watts continuous with a 4000 watt surge capacity. It has a LOT more than 150 hours on it without a bit of problems. They key in my mind and from talking to others is keeping it

Re: [WISPA] Small generators - cheap or inexpensive?

2008-02-18 Thread shoemakerp
and standby generator failure a few weeks ago. Also, you can add external fuel tanks to get 36 hours of runtime. Patrick -Original Message- From: John Valenti [EMAIL PROTECTED] Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2008 17:40:41 To:WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Subject: [WISPA] Small generators

Re: [WISPA] Small generators - cheap or inexpensive?

2008-02-18 Thread Chuck McCown - 2
[EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 4:04 PM Subject: Re: [WISPA] Small generators - cheap or inexpensive? John, We had to run for over a month on generator at the end of last year. (long story but the place where we contract for one of our

Re: [WISPA] Small generators - cheap or inexpensive?

2008-02-18 Thread Tim Kerns
use oil and the automatic low oil sensor did shut us down once. After that we added oil every 2-3 days. - Original Message - From: John Valenti [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 2:40 PM Subject: [WISPA] Small generators - cheap

Re: [WISPA] Small generators - cheap or inexpensive?

2008-02-18 Thread Marlon K. Schafer (509) 982-2181
- Original Message - From: John Valenti [EMAIL PROTECTED] To: WISPA General List wireless@wispa.org Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 2:40 PM Subject: [WISPA] Small generators - cheap or inexpensive? I was looking around for a method to keep at least my backbone running during an extended power

Re: [WISPA] Small generators - cheap or inexpensive?

2008-02-18 Thread Dennis Burgess - LinkTechs.net
:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Eric Rogers Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 7:11 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Small generators - cheap or inexpensive? We had a similar experience. We ran our site for 5 months on a combination of batteries and generators. I second the Honda EU

Re: [WISPA] Small generators - cheap or inexpensive?

2008-02-18 Thread George Rogato
PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Eric Rogers Sent: Monday, February 18, 2008 7:11 PM To: WISPA General List Subject: Re: [WISPA] Small generators - cheap or inexpensive? We had a similar experience. We ran our site for 5 months on a combination of batteries