Re: Need Opinions on a Generac Generator
I bought a Rigid 7000 watt running generator several years ago. Has a Yamaha 360 OHV engine. About 5 lengthy outages on it, maybe 95 hours total so far. Have no idea who makes these.
Was hard starting at first. Had to heat the plug, dribble some gas into the cylinder and it would start and run. I finally figured out that the choke plate was not closing when the choke was set full on. Once I corrected that, I just do full choke, pull a couple times and if fires right up, open the choke and it goes. Gotta run it ever couple months but so far so good. It runs several circuits including the gas forced air furnace, refrigerator, family room with TV, and upstairs bed & bath. Its run thru on of those switch panels that isolates the gen from the grid when in use.
Generac used to be a good name, I believe they produced their own engines if I recall correctly. Seems a shame that the back room has damaged their reputation.
Is it possible that Generac, like many other formerly "top shelf" tool brands was sold to foreign ownership, manufacturers, and management? Seems like that has been the trend of late.
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