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[Home Depot] Firman 8,000-Running Watts Gas-Powered Portable Generator (P08004) $674 with PM (Reg. $1299) Oct. 10-16

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[Home Depot] Firman 8,000-Running Watts Gas-Powered Portable Generator (P08004) $674 with PM (Reg. $1299) Oct. 10-16

Lowes has the Firman 8,000-Running Watts Gas-Powered Portable Generator (P08004) on sale for $749 (Reg. $1499) Oct. 10-16

https://www.lowes.ca/product/portable-g ... 004-755253

PM at Home Depot for an extra 10% off.

https://www.homedepot.ca/product/firman ... 1001053932
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I don't need one but I have a loose trigger finger
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Just for fun, I read the reviews on Lowe's . The 4 star reviews seem to be the only legit ones. Even though they're written well enough, the 5 star ones are shills by the company . It's sad because these are actually good units and have good prices, there's no need to fill the net with shill reviews. I own one btw and though it hasn't seen any real use yet, for the time it's been on it has run without a hitch.
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It's showing regular price for me on both websites
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Masood24 wrote:
Oct 9th, 2019 7:17 am
It's showing regular price for me on both websites
October 10 to 16.
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I want one but whenever they get posted there is inevitably someone that says "don't use this for your home appliances".

Always makes me very weary but inverter generators are soooooo much more expensive.
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Bawler wrote:
Oct 9th, 2019 7:59 am
I want one but whenever they get posted there is inevitably someone that says "don't use this for your home appliances".

Always makes me very weary but inverter generators are soooooo much more expensive.
Inverters big advantage is it’s potentially a lot quieter and more fuel efficient (hence for campgrounds and Rv park duty), but a house size unit is going to be $$$$

Princess Auto has firman refurbs of the 3300/3000w inverter for $549, but they seem to be sold out

The big question with Firman is warranty service and parts - who and where services these things vs Honda, Yamaha, champion and kipor which has a local dealer network or some facsimile.
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Bawler wrote:
Oct 9th, 2019 7:59 am
I want one but whenever they get posted there is inevitably someone that says "don't use this for your home appliances".

Always makes me very weary but inverter generators are soooooo much more expensive.
Don't use this for your home appliances or tools or anything for long periods.

Everything will run much hotter than specified at the rated power and some circuit board will not survive the fluctuating current.

Anything with a switch mode power supplies should be ok though
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Bawler wrote:
Oct 9th, 2019 7:59 am
I want one but whenever they get posted there is inevitably someone that says "don't use this for your home appliances".

Always makes me very weary but inverter generators are soooooo much more expensive.
perhaps you meant leery unless youre carrying the generator lots which for sure would make you weary
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goodzyk wrote:
Oct 9th, 2019 10:03 am
perhaps you meant leery unless youre carrying the generator lots which for sure would make you weary
No I mean weary. I've been looking for so long for a generator but inverter ones are too expensive.

Definition of weary (Entry 1 of 2)
1: exhausted in strength, endurance, vigor, or freshness
2: expressing or characteristic of weariness
a weary sign
3: having one's patience, tolerance, or pleasure exhausted —used with of
soon grew weary of waiting

4: WEARISOME
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Bawler wrote:
Oct 9th, 2019 7:59 am
I want one but whenever they get posted there is inevitably someone that says "don't use this for your home appliances".

Always makes me very weary but inverter generators are soooooo much more expensive.
It makes you weary (tired)? I think you meant wary (suspicious, alert).

I have two Firman generators, one inverter and the other a 120/240 v 8,000 watt and would not hesitate to use either on any electrical device. The problem with small generators is that when a motor kicks in, like a fridge or well pump, and other stuff is connected also, there is a huge voltage drop and reduction in frequency as the generator motor slows under the sudden load increase. This could cause a surge in voltage as the automatic regulator tries to increase the voltage. Using a surge protector will help to prevent possible damage, but I think the risks are exaggerated.
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l69norm wrote:
Oct 9th, 2019 9:38 am
The big question with Firman is warranty service and parts - who and where services these things vs Honda, Yamaha, champion and kipor which has a local dealer network or some facsimile.
I had a problem with a Firman generator and the company did everything it could to solve my problem, including sending parts and ultimately sending an entire new generator. The problem was not their fault but due to damage in transit. Their warranty service in my case was first rate. They have warranty repair facilities in most major cities.

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