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[Lowe's] Firman 3,000-Running Watts Gas-Powered Portable Inverter Generator (W03082) $799 @ Lowes.ca

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[Lowe's] Firman 3,000-Running Watts Gas-Powered Portable Inverter Generator (W03082) $799 @ Lowes.ca

Was just curious about the Firman W03081 which I got about a year and a half ago for $540+tax from HD (price beat over Costco) and came in very handy when I lost power due to the crazy storm here in Quebec, as well as a couple of other times.

Saw this one W03082 at Lowes; it's $200 more expensive than last years deal and the only difference is (I believe) electric start over W03081 - not worth $200 in my opinion but quite the discount; very quiet!!

Didn't see this deal posted.

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Walk by Costco a week ago and saw there is a recall notice on the invertor generator.
fyi.
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cf7777 wrote:
Nov 9th, 2019 12:45 pm
Walk by Costco a week ago and saw there is a recall notice on the invertor generator.
fyi.
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Not this model. The recall is for : FIRMAN P03615 generators
Description:
This recall involves FIRMAN P03615 generators. The gas powered portable generators are
yellow and black and are equipped with remote start up to 165 feet away. The model number
P03615 and date code 10/2018, 11/2018 or 12/2018 are printed on the white nameplate on the
generator’s fuel tank. Serial numbers range from 4829200012 through 4833913602 and are
printed on the white nameplate on the fuel tank
https://www.firmanpowerequipment.com/wp ... Recall.pdf
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OP I also have the previous one from the Costco/home depot price match. It's been a great little generator to have around just in case. We have been lucky this year and haven't used it. Though I do maintain it.

I'm not sure if electric start is worth 200 more. After long term storage it still starts in a couple of pulls without much effort. Though as I get older maybe electric start might be something to look into. I wonder if there's a part kit that can be ordered for the original model.

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I also don't think the electric start is worth another $200, but for some people it may be worth it. Another component to ensure is working (battery). Mine also starts with 1/2 pulls. It sits in my shed pretty much all winter.
I put too much gas treatment in it last year that it wouldn't start, i had to drain the tank of it and refill with new gas.

How much "should" I put in it in case I have to use it over the winter? The tank is 1.6 gallons... If power goes out, I will be using it, that's for sure.

Will need to make some sort of collapsible cover for it when in use, just to give it some potential protection form the elements in case it's pouring out...
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Hehehe great solution, if i couldn't find an EV charger.
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