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bubbatime

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I’m doubtful that link is a legit company. Lots of scam links out there… advertise too good of a price, too good to be true, take the money and never deliver product.
 

orbital

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If anyone is looking to get a back-up power battery bank, the Pecron E1000 can be had for $399 on ebay,, they are sold & shipped directly form Pecron.
I use a couple of them daily charged directly off solar panels and are simply workhorses,, not fancy, just get it done.
E1000 charge at 36V, so two 12V panels in series or larger 24V panels.
~They'll do 1000W and have a 1028Wh capacity

You don't need to do the solar for charging, comes with an AC charger.

Just a couple years ago, these were $699
$399 is a steal!!

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add: if used at your residence, alternative energy investments can be deducted from your taxes (if you owe)
Believe it's a 28% deduction like last year.
So the E1000 and solar panels would apply for deduction.
 
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Poppy

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I just stopped by the Harbor Freight site, and noted a 20% off coupon for any generator. It's good only today and until tomorrow Jan 5, 2023.

That will make their 3500 inverter generator, regularly $899 about $720.

coupon code 99655344

 

idleprocess

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I just stopped by the Harbor Freight site, and noted a 20% off coupon for any generator. It's good only today and until tomorrow Jan 5, 2023.
If I had confidence that the 9500 could run my HVAC with a softstart mod I may well have procured one with that coupon already. Unfortunately, I'd almost certainly need two for that task.
 

orbital

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If I had confidence that the 9500 could run my HVAC with a softstart mod I may well have procured one with that coupon already. Unfortunately, I'd almost certainly need two for that task.
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Two coupons? :grin2:

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The Westinghouse iGen2500 is a really solid unit w/ 100cc motor with 2500W peak,, No CO alarm
$629 at HomeD,,, can be found for $492 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09LRFNVKM/?tag=cpf0b6-20
 

idleprocess

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Two coupons? :grin2:

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The Westinghouse iGen2500 is a really solid unit w/ 100cc motor with 2500W peak,, No CO alarm
$629 at HomeD,,, can be found for $492 https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09LRFNVKM/?tag=cpf0b6-20

Why buy one when you can have two at twice the price? And double the challenging fuel logistics?

A 100cc engine in the >2000W running category is more likely to be able to realize those watts than the flood of 79cc models.
 
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