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New house, need generator.
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Camper;158543 Wrote:
bac0nfat;158541 Wrote:I normally tell people to get the smallest generator that can run everything they need to run during a power outage, because it will consume less fuel than a larger generator which gives you a longer run time.

Don't some of the generators have some sort of 'smart' switching which consumes fuel based upon the load? Could have sworn the Generac did, but I really don't remember. That was one of the things I liked about it, if I only was using 30% of the power it would consume 30% of the fuel. But there was a minimum consumption and 30% may have been close to that.

As I said, I researched this a couple years ago, so I could be mis-remembering.

I based my needs on running the well, septic, plus all major appliances like 3 ACs, fridge, 2 freezers, dishwasher, stove, washer, dryer and some electronics.

Not that I would realistically use all at one time of course, but I wanted the ability.

The closest thing to what you're describing that I can think of is the DC inversion generators like the Honda EU2000. Because they work differently than a regular generator, they don't need to keep a constant RPM range to achieve the proper voltage and frequency. The RPM's will increase/decrease in proportion to the load. This gives you huge savings if you only have a light load, like charging a phone or something. A regular generator must run full RPM's regardless of the load, in order to stay at the proper voltage/frequency.

The only downsides to the DC inversion generators is that they are very expensive in relation to their capacity, and they are only available in relatively small sizes. That will probably change in the future.
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#12
Camper;158543 Wrote:
bac0nfat;158541 Wrote:I normally tell people to get the smallest generator that can run everything they need to run during a power outage, because it will consume less fuel than a larger generator which gives you a longer run time.

Don't some of the generators have some sort of 'smart' switching which consumes fuel based upon the load? Could have sworn the Generac did, but I really don't remember. That was one of the things I liked about it, if I only was using 30% of the power it would consume 30% of the fuel. But there was a minimum consumption and 30% may have been close to that.

As I said, I researched this a couple years ago, so I could be mis-remembering.

I based my needs on running the well, septic, plus all major appliances like 3 ACs, fridge, 2 freezers, dishwasher, stove, washer, dryer and some electronics.

Not that I would realistically use all at one time of course, but I wanted the ability.




The generac synergy line does that, and I'm going with their synergy 20kw.

Justin
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#13
JustinHEMI;158550 Wrote:
Camper;158543 Wrote:Don't some of the generators have some sort of 'smart' switching which consumes fuel based upon the load? Could have sworn the Generac did, but I really don't remember. That was one of the things I liked about it, if I only was using 30% of the power it would consume 30% of the fuel. But there was a minimum consumption and 30% may have been close to that.

As I said, I researched this a couple years ago, so I could be mis-remembering.

I based my needs on running the well, septic, plus all major appliances like 3 ACs, fridge, 2 freezers, dishwasher, stove, washer, dryer and some electronics.

Not that I would realistically use all at one time of course, but I wanted the ability.




The generac synergy line does that, and I'm going with their synergy 20kw.

Justin

Just looked that up, looks like it's a DC inversion generator like I was describing in the previous post. That's gonna be an awesome genny!
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#14
Scratch that. I walked away from this one.

Back story, I was adamant to the realtor that I did not want to live in an HOA or otherwise have to deal with any retarded deed restrictions. "Oh no, nothing like that here. Everyone does their own thing." Cool.

On Christmas eve, she emails me at 1230 a copy of some covenants that were on file with the township, and says "I'm leaving work, we close at 1, we'll have to talk about this Monday."

Nice bomb.

All this week I've been trying to find out some info. Then I found out that a guy at work bought in an area where a developer owned all of the lots..., the same developer that at one time owned this lot..., and had similar covanents but was told that the HOA no longer existed. Same thing they're telling me. However, my buddy says that the township is now trying to force them into the original HOA to remove some liability from the township.

Considering that the same covenants and HOA once existed at this place, I walked away. Looking at the restrictions, they're in effect for at least 20 years after 2003. They're the sort of restrictions that might cause the township to not allow me to have, among other things, a generator.

I'm just glad I found this all out before I signed away a bunch of money.

Justin
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#15
HOAs are the devil.
Vampire pig man since September 2012
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#16
Good call, fuck HOA's. Fuck them in the ass.
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#17
wow. good timing on that one!


JustinHEMI;159573 Wrote:Scratch that. I walked away from this one.

Back story, I was adamant to the realtor that I did not want to live in an HOA or otherwise have to deal with any retarded deed restrictions. "Oh no, nothing like that here. Everyone does their own thing." Cool.

On Christmas eve, she emails me at 1230 a copy of some covenants that were on file with the township, and says "I'm leaving work, we close at 1, we'll have to talk about this Monday."

Nice bomb.

All this week I've been trying to find out some info. Then I found out that a guy at work bought in an area where a developer owned all of the lots..., the same developer that at one time owned this lot..., and had similar covanents but was told that the HOA no longer existed. Same thing they're telling me. However, my buddy says that the township is now trying to force them into the original HOA to remove some liability from the township.

Considering that the same covenants and HOA once existed at this place, I walked away. Looking at the restrictions, they're in effect for at least 20 years after 2003. They're the sort of restrictions that might cause the township to not allow me to have, among other things, a generator.

I'm just glad I found this all out before I signed away a bunch of money.

Justin
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