Have generators in stock in Raleigh

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  1. Cameronswmp9

    Cameronswmp9 Happy to be here

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    To be completely transparent, I am not trying to make any money off of these. The company I work for has about 10 in stock at my location, just wanted to pass it along to those who need it. Pep Boys Glenwood Raleigh.

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    4500 watt Max, 3500 watt sustained. $599.99 I'm doing 10% off for forum members.

    I do not make any money off these. At this price I am not making any money for my company. I do not care about profits for them, it's about trying to get people what they need.
     

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    Though I don’t need one myself. This is Right nice of you
     
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    I hate that places are capitalizing on the storm to make sales, when people are in dire need of supplies. And that's for any disaster, not just Flo coming in.

    I will add, if you need one, PM me and I will put a name on it, just to try to reserve one for you. I will respond with my number for text, that's easier for me to get back with you.
     
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    Cameronswmp9 Happy to be here

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    2 6000 watt units coming off the truck as we speak. $800 then 10% off.

    Same thing, not making anything, just passing it along.
     
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    Alfred E. Deplorabus Unum Supporting Member

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    Thanks for posting these at it will help someone out. Today saw an Ace hardware in Raleigh had theirs 5000 watts at $759. with people waiting in line to snatch them up ( gouge !)

    I'm making do with a small 2000 watt inverter gennie I usually use for camping, not trying to run a whole bunch of stuff.
     
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    That's a great offer and very fair price.
     
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    Still have a few, if anyone needs any.

    4500s available.
     
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    concepthomes1 Your Neighbor Staff Member Charter Member Benefactor

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    Part of me thinks I should've already had a generator but my pride says to wait until after this all calms down...

    Besides, I don't think there are any for miles down here...
     
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    I hear the left lane is clear all the way to Raleigh! :p
     
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    Yeah, I collected money last Christmas for one. And had brought to buy the one I really wanted. But then we got a puppy on 1/15, and I dipped into that cash for vaccinations and spaying. Gotta replenish the fund this Christmas and go ahead and buy it!!

    Fingers crossed I don't need it here. As long as we keep power, or my mom in Mint Hill does, we'll be good. If we lose the stuff in the fridge/freezer, so be it. Half the stuff in there probably needs to be tossed anyway. :eek:
     
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    My freezer could use a good cleaning out.
     
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    Same here, too late now anyway. I put a reminder in my calendar for November to go all out and get a whole house generator with an ATS running on NG. That way, I don’t have to worry about my wife handling gasoline if I am away.

    Brought all outside furniture into the garage as well as all my wife’s potted herbs.

    Out of my hands now, the Lord has a plan and I am His servant.
     
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    Don't worry, there will be a lot on Craigslist between now and the next snow.
     
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    NIB and full price, or used once and $10 off new lol.

    Were in an apartment now (and I hate it) but we are going to a house next summer. I will buy one, and not at a panic time, and have it all ready to go. People buying them today have no clue, well most people, and think there is a plus under the house and this will run everything as it should. It's mind blowing really.
     
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    I was in a T&C Hardware in Cary the other day, getting some more chain and bar oil, and my wife saw the sign about items bought in this time period sales were final. The cashier said, yeah, we've had generators returned WITH GAS IN THEM. Not because they didn't work or had an issue - just wanted the money back. Had to institute that policy. SMH. Once I have a capability, I don't like to give that capability up.
     
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    I bought a Strong Way 2000/4000 inverter. Pure sine.

    Figured I would just use it for the freezers every 8–10hrs or so to keep things cold.

    This way I can use it in the Jeep if I ever really needed it.
     
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    10 year return policy. If you want to return it, bring it back in 10 years!
     
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    In all seriousness, we have had 2 returns, one guy upgraded his, and one guy bought it but left it, in case he couldn't get his running.
     
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    Make sure you do it. Best thing I ever invested in.
     
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    Those are at least legitimate. An upgrade means he still bought one, and the other didn't take it (would free it up later if needed, but was not removed and run and treated who-knows-how).
     
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    Lowes, Tractor Supply and Home Depot changed their return policy a year or two ago. You can return it if it still in the box unused only. Otherwise no returns. Hope to upgrade and pick up a couple of 6250-7000 watts from the two 5000 watts I have now by searching Craigslist and Facebook marketplace between the times you mentioned. People will be short-sighted and posting them on up just to have to go buy again during the next big event.
     
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    How many watts is needed/recommended to run the A/C, Fridge and and few lights?

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    I’d say you’d need a 6500 at minimum.

    If you go up to 9k or so, invest in the whole home Generac with LP or NG fuel.
     
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    Bought a 6500 watt Ryobi at home Depot in hickory today they had 3or four large pallets of them, and were selling the hound out of them.
     
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    Wait till black Friday, I bought my dual fuel 10k generator for $500
     
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    Whole house Generac is the best investment you will ever make in a home. Sure makes men happier than a new stainless side by side $3000.00 refrigerator that talks to you. Great selling point if you plan on moving.
     
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    Any opinions on the Briggs Stratton house Back aups like this 12kw? This set up has my attention right now

    https://www.briggsandstratton.com/n...2-kw1-fortress--standby-generator-system.html


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    @Wahoo95 I have only seen one installed during my customer visits. I would say it is fine given the listed specs. I think the Generac will have better customer support and available parts but I would not worry about longevity due to the extreme limited use. One thing to keep in mind is that unit will give you about 45 amps of power. During winter that will not power the house and a heat pump. It will power most things unless the hot water heater, lights, stove, and dryer is on.

    Gas heat takes little amperage. That’s a nice advantage when having a generator during an outage.
     
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    The main thing to consider friends with a generator purchase is, where does your water come from?
    I can get a hamster on a running wheel to power some lights and a fridge, but a well pump is a whole nother world. Most wells in my area are around 5-600 feet deep and usually draw around 19 amps. That's 5000 watts all by itself. If you're on a well get at least a 6500 watt genny. Trust me on this one...you will want/need water more than any other consideration.
     
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    What brand/model and where did you buy it?
     
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    What kinda money, all in, to power an all electric home?
     
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    If you visit the Generac site, there’s a load calculator you can use and select your power source, what’s powered and what you want to power in a power loss situation.
     
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    Very cool...thanks for that. Seems I can power the entire house for only $21,000. Think there's sales tax on that? :eek:
     
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    Think about it on an hours of use per dollar basis, then you won't be so shocked....
     
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    Just as a point of education, generators can be broadly divided into two categories. 1,800 rpm units and 3,600 rpm units. 1,800 rpm units last much longer but cost more upfront due to the need for a stronger engine to develop 1.8 HP per 1KW of output at 1,800 rpm. Only in the past year have I pulled an 1,800 rpm unit 7,500 KW 3 phase generator out of service that was 52 years old, and it's still a good working unit.

    Additionally, generator classes can be further divided into light duty consumer, light commercial/heavy duty consumer, and industrial. The latter is rated to operate 7/24 for days and weeks on end (with adequate fuel), and are typically supplied by Kohler, Cummins Onan, and Cat.

    Generac dominates the consumer market. Although they make a light commercial unit, IMO it's not in the same league as a unit from Kohler. My background in this area was for a major Telecom where I was responsible for the national generator program. We had the most unscheduled maintenance with the Generac units, and the best uptime from everybody else.

    I'm not as well versed on the consumer units though and will readily admit it. Plus it's hard to ignore the low price point of the Generac units. For most consumers they would win the best cost to benefit analysis.
     
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    Just based on Generac’s success for home backups, I’m considering one of their portable units once this dies down.
     

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