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Heeding the call.
I posted this months ago, but I'll do so again. It concerns generators for those interested in that alternative energy source.
If you're in the market, take a long, hard look at welding rigs. That's right, welding rigs, the kind you see in the back end of dualie pickups.
A welding rig is nothing more than a generator with a few extras on it. We have an 8,500-watt model that runs on propane. We have another that is tri-fuel, and a propane conversion kit for a third.
The welding rigs are attractive because of their cost. An 8,500-watt welding rig is considerably cheaper than an 8,500-watt generator. Supply and demand.
Ours has an Onan engine, and you can't do much better than that. Onans are far superior to Briggs & Stratton engines--even their top of the line models.
Generators aren't for everyone, but if you're considering one, consider my advice.
-- Vic (Rdrunner@internetwork.net), July 08, 1999