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Author Topic: Harbor Freight 800 watt generator update  (Read 57274 times)
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« on: November 14, 2014, 05:29:27 AM »

I was getting for equipment ready for winter and I wanted to run my 800 watt two stroke dry including tank to start fresh as I normally just shut of fuel and run carb dry and not worry about tank. I placed a 700 watt heater on it handled it well, never missed a beat and it did not sound strained  It was 25 outside where it was running. It ran about 2 hours on about 1/2 a gallon at that load. when I need it I can pull it off shelf, add fuel and run.
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« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2014, 06:50:43 AM »

 I had oatmeal for breakfast.
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« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2014, 07:32:50 AM »

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I had oatmeal for breakfast.
My cat's breath smells like cat food.
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« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2014, 10:03:47 AM »

I don't have a cat.
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« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2014, 10:32:22 AM »

I don't have a cat.
Nobody owns a cat. They own you  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2014, 01:50:13 PM »

I forgot to mention that this was first run since I put in a somewhat warmer iridium tipped plug too. I think it helped a bit because as I said earlier it did not labor at just 100 watts below rated load like it seemed to in past.
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« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2014, 02:27:35 PM »

Try owning a beagle. You really find out who owns who.
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« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2014, 03:53:07 PM »

Beagles? No thanks, had 2 of them, never again.

I have a cheap 1000W (1200W peak) generator that I have had for a few years, never had a problem with any of them, name brand or not.
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« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2014, 05:57:09 AM »

I have a cheap 1000W (1200W peak) generator that I have had for a few years, never had a problem with any of them, name brand or not.

AllPro brand?  I have seen two basic types, the 63 cc harbor freight rated 900 max and a 71 or 73cc one rated 1200 max.
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« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2014, 01:33:32 PM »

 Smiley Good post.
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« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2014, 06:15:16 PM »

Dogs have owners.... Cats have staff!!!  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2014, 05:49:28 PM »

Thirsty bugger
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« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2014, 07:10:35 PM »

Thirsty bugger

Yes it is loaded.  The Duracell 1000 watt Inverter generator I have is also 2 stroke but uses about 1/2 the fuel.
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« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2014, 09:54:24 AM »

I looked at that generator and I guess it's ok for the money. I decided to buy the Honda EU2000i because it is the most quiet generator you can buy. I use it when we compete at BBQ competitions and have never gotten a complaint when running it overnight.
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« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2014, 10:05:30 AM »

I looked at that generator and I guess it's ok for the money. I decided to buy the Honda EU2000i because it is the most quiet generator you can buy. I use it when we compete at BBQ competitions and have never gotten a complaint when running it overnight.

Honda is not a bad unit but it is WAY overpriced for what you get.
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