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[Costco] Firman dual fuel generator 10000w PM HD

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[Costco] Firman dual fuel generator 10000w PM HD

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Nov 20, 2003
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Wow not bad. I have a 7500 starting- 5500w running generator at the moment (The price error of $175 from amazon a few years ago thanks to Bargain Barrel) but I've been looking to get a bigger one and this one also runs on propane.

I just installed a Reliance Transfer switch over the weekend and my generator would be enough to run what we hooked up but would be nice to have more.

thanks for the deal op. Especially the reference of PM with homedepot :)
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Feb 26, 2006
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221lbs not easy to transport for job sites.
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Aug 14, 2006
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Impressive that Home Depot would price match; I don't think they usually price match Costco deals.

If the H08053 (10,000/8,000) is too big/expensive for you, Costco & Home Depot both have the slightly smaller H03651 (4550/3650). It's not on sale like the H08053 but it's still a good deal. It sells at Home Depot for $849 while at Costco it's $629.99 so if you were able to price match this one at Home Depot you could get it for $608.09 (before tax).
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Feb 10, 2013
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Hmm... Is the 10% worth loosing out on the Costco warranty though? Then again $80 is nothing to snuff at.
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WARRANTY
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3years Ltd / 90days

Better to check if warranty is through retailers or direct with firman...

Smaller unit mentioned above is 112lbs so much more manageable. But trade off is draw of course
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Oct 19, 2008
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Good deal. I've had the model one size down from this one for a year or so. It's worked great. Heavy but has good wheels and a big folding handle so not to bad to move around.
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TomLafinsky wrote:
Sep 17th, 2019 6:32 pm
Keep in mind if you use propane you lose 10% so the gen becomes 9000/7200W. Also it is not an inverter. But for those who need this type of gen at $837 it is a good price. Though I'll stick with Champion. And keep in mind it will cost you a new battery every 3-5 years.
Inverter this size will cost 3-4 times more, this one still has voltage regulator
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Jan 1, 2018
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Montréal, QC
Out of curiosity, would running on propane result in less noise? Also, would the generator run as long on a full propane tank as it would on a full gas tank (efficiency question)?
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Sep 22, 2014
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Jbiss1 wrote:
Sep 18th, 2019 7:32 am
Out of curiosity, would running on propane result in less noise? Also, would the generator run as long on a full propane tank as it would on a full gas tank (efficiency question)?
Noise will be the same but it will smell better as propane burns cleaner.
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Sep 22, 2014
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Discoboy1 wrote:
Sep 17th, 2019 8:24 pm
Inverter this size will cost 3-4 times more, this one still has voltage regulator
I think you can parallel two firman 3300/3000w and get about 5700-5800w combined but two of these plus the parallel kit will run you $1700 or $1500 when on sale. But factoring the cose to maintain and store 2 units is more of a pita.
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Apr 18, 2011
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Thanks OP. I got a 10% price beat by calling HD customer service.
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TomLafinsky wrote:
Sep 17th, 2019 10:43 pm
Here's a tip to help you find out how much damage you are doing to your appliances/tools/etc when using a non-inverter gen like the one in this thread.

Get a kill-a-watt and while using grid power check the VA and Watts consumed. Then connect the kill-a-watt to your gen and your appliances/tools/etc into the kill-a-watt. Again check the VA and Watts consumed. If it consumes 20% more power then that's a lot of energy/heat that needs to be dissipated. This is what will reduce the lifespan of your appliances/tools/ etc.

For an inductive motor a 20% increase is typical and it translates into roughly 40% more heat to dissipate.
Interesting, but your analysis is incomplete because you haven't told us how to take that information about extra heat being created and translating it into damage being done to our appliances. I assume that it depends on the appliance ... some will handle the extra heat without issue (i.e no damage), while others may not. Are there studies showing the reduction in lifetime for appliances/tools used on non-inverter generators? Seems to me it would be almost impossible to calculate something like this and that testing would be the only way to establish this.
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Thanks OP!

Successfully price matched by calling and picked it up at Home Depot for $837.

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