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Posted by LiRM on May 22, 2006, 3:21 pm

I'm in the market for a generator while the tax holiday on "hurricane
related items" is in effect here in FL.

My requirements are pretty simple and I've calculated that a 5000 Watt
unit should take care of my power needs in case of a hurricane, etc.
Here is a list of other features I'd like:

As mentioned, around 5000 or 5500 Watts
Starting Watts around 8,000 or so
An OHV engine (desirable, from what I've read)
10 Horsepower - give or take
5 gallon minimum fuel tank (running time around 10 hours at 1/2 load)
Price Range:  700.00 - give or take

I've taken these specs from a unit that Home Depot is offering:

Briggs & Stratton - 5550 Watt B&S Generator - Model 030235

I can't get Home Depot to create a reproducible link to this exact
unit, but going to their homepage (http://www.homedepot.com ) and then
choosing "Powertools, Generators and Accessories, Shop by Brand,
Briggs and Stratton" and then picking the above model number (Model
030235) should get you to the correct page.

It seems to be a "Top Seller", but I'd rather get some opinions from
those of you who have owned this brand or another brand with similar
specs/price that may be a better performer, more long lasting, etc.

Thanks in advance.  I appreciate your time and efforts.


Posted by Ulysses on May 22, 2006, 4:18 pm

See the thread from swattsup that started on 5/18.

Posted by LiRM on May 23, 2006, 11:42 am

On Mon, 22 May 2006 09:18:26 -0700, "Ulysses"

Um, sorry, but what is "swattsup"?  Could you post a bit more info so
I could find it?


Posted by cdd0 on May 22, 2006, 5:20 pm

LiRM wrote:

don't shop home depot.
for a honda 10 or 13hp, check out northerntool.com
it will cost you twice the amount

or buy two honda eu2000 or eu3000 units

Posted by LiRM on May 23, 2006, 11:57 am

Oddly, Northerntool.com doesn't list Honda's - unless they go by a
different brand name.  

They seem to have everything else, but, which is strange.

After I get done looking at the rest of these posts, I'll do some more
looking.  Thanks.

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