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YAY. my honda generator is purring along in my backyard.

another Blackout in my neighborhood. faack.

before i pack up and move to Washington State, i have one more move in me. i am going to find a house in my city that is right next to a hospital so it shares the same electrical grid

it was a total heatwave this weekend, so i stocked my freezer with Mexican Popsicles (Paletas) . hahhaha..timing is everything.

this one (blackout) is scheduled to be two days. those little Honda Generators are the best. it took one-two pulls to start after i winterized it for storage. well, it started after i switched it to "ON" (you should have heard my mumble cussing )

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They are good to have. Is yours an "inverter" type, Cliff? They are supposed to be much quieter.

I picked up a new one this year that can run off both gas and propane and is surprisingly quiet.

Mostly for hurricanes that knock out power here. Hopefully I won't need it but they are worth their weight in gold when you do.

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We have outages on rare occasions but no blackouts. The power company made a statement they wouldn't turn off power in high fire danger areas. Although areas around us are high risk, our specific area was risk downgraded a couple of years ago but is still lumped with the higher risk ones. While other areas can have rolling blackouts, I guess we're immune to them. I guess that's at least some consulation. For times when we have outages, I have a 10kW generator to run some different cirucuits in the house.
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yes. i have a 2200EU. it is very quiet. could it be quieter?..sure.

but a guy across the canal turns on the loudest unit and it drowns mine out. haha

i went to go and set up my old lady neighbors honda. her Solar panel battery system SUCKS..it failed to switch to the battery yet again. get this..her grown ass grandson came and got the generator. what a dick. the lady is 92!! oh well, she is on her own. i cannot fire electricity out my ass.
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The power company made a statement they wouldn't turn off power in high fire danger areas.
Wait until they have a liability of $30 billion (and counting)...I'd shut the power off too. PG&E does a lot of stuff I don't agree with but making them 100% responsible for anything and everything that could possibly happen by providing a service, even due to an act of God, is an option... but then no one should be surprised when they cut off that service at the slightest hint of a breeze.

The courts assigned a liability, they can't afford, due to wildfires, so might as well just keep doing what they are doing

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I have an Onan 3500 in my camper and my plan is just park it in my driveway if I ever need it. Internal gas storage of 30 gallons so that is nice.

Those Honda ones are nice an quiet.
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i cannot fire electricity out my ass.
How do you know? Have you tried?

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i went to go and set up my old lady neighbors honda. her Solar panel battery system SUCKS..it failed to switch to the battery yet again. get this..her grown ass grandson came and got the generator. what a dick.
Wow, what a prince.
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yes. i have a 2200EU. it is very quiet. could it be quieter?..sure.

but a guy across the canal turns on the loudest unit and it drowns mine out. haha

i went to go and set up my old lady neighbors honda. her Solar panel battery system SUCKS..it failed to switch to the battery yet again. get this..her grown ass grandson came and got the generator. what a dick. the lady is 92!! oh well, she is on her own. i cannot fire electricity out my ass.
What Solar/Battery system does she have?
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What Solar/Battery system does she have?
Sunrun. i believe it is a leased system.

total piece of crap as far as i can tell. that company sucked from the getgo. they told her that her roof was adequate just to sell her a system. once the installers showed up, they called off the install due to an inadequate roof. she had to replace her roof.

i knew her roof was no-go and i told her so.

i will get my own system soon..it will not be Sunrun.
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I have two of thees still in the boxes:

https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200698134_200698134?cm_mmc=Bing-pla&utm_source=Bing_PLA&utm_medium=Generators%20%3E%20Inverter%20Generator s&utm_campaign=Honda%20Power%20Equipment&utm_content=63419&msclkid=1d561444486c10c5b55c4b138644593e

I have the kit that connects them.

I also have a Husqvarna with a Honda motor, PTO powered gen, new something gen I bought cause, because.

I think I am good

Power is good.
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I have an Onan 3500 in my camper and my plan is just park it in my driveway if I ever need it. Internal gas storage of 30 gallons so that is nice. Those Honda ones are nice an quiet.
We do the same. Run lines from the RV. 75 gallons of gas running it, 5000W.

Keep the sump pumps and fridge running and if it goes on too long without climate controls, we'll just move into the RV.
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Have the Honda 2200 as well. It's never been a two pull start but it always starts. recently added the third party kit that converts the 'on/off' switch to a fuel switch so you can run the fuel out of the carb with each use. have done that for years with a 2 stroke outboard used in winter and it has proven to work.
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I use ethanol free gas in mower / blower / chainsaw.

Start first pull after months of sitting. Maybe even a year. A thought.
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I use ethanol free gas in mower / blower / chainsaw.

Start first pull after months of sitting. Maybe even a year. A thought.
i do this. at least on what i anticipate to be the last tank.

this blackout was announced last minute, so i could only run out for some plain-jane super unleaded.
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The hospital's grid won't help. They are on the same lines you are if you live nearby. They have, or should have, a complete back up system.
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This is not directed at anyone.

Please, please, please be safe with the generators. The fumes have carbon-monoxide. There have been 10 deaths in St. Charles from CO poisoning due to improper placement of generators and fumes getting into the houses.
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I also have a Honda 2200... it’s a dam good generator. A bit loud though. I also have a Honeywell 5500 that is much more guiet. Solar is in my future since we now get these summer/ fall blackouts. Used to be just in the winter when it snowed. The new normal.
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Roughing it. Hehe.

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Could use one of those Honda Generators to charge up the Nissan Leaf

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