GP5000 Watt Portable,CSA
THIS PRODUCTS WORKS!
I BOUGHT THIS GENERATOR BEFORE SANDY HIT. I DIDN'T NEED IT THEN' BUT WE
HAD A SNOW STORM AND HAVE BEEN WITHOUT POWER FOR ALMOST 3 DAYS, AND NO POWER YET. GENERATOR HAS WORKED FLAWLESSLY!!!!!!!!!
WE HAVE HUGE GENERAC GENERATORS AT WORK AND THEY ARE VERY GOOD MACHINES!!!!!!!!
I RECOMMEND THESE TO ANYONE WHO IS LOOKING FOR PORTABLE, OR BACK UP POWER!!!!!!!!
March 8, 2013
Blizzard of 2013
I purchased this unit 2 years ago and never had to use it until Blizzard 2013. Live in Quincy, MA and official snowfall was 30".
We lost power and for 24 hours during storm.
I hooked up to transfer switch, powered up Boiler, demand hot water, fridge, lights, pretty much had everything I need normally.
Worked like a champ. Started with 2-3 pulls, used less gas that specs show.
I start it every 3 months and run for 15 minutes. Use Stabil in fuel as recommended. This unit ROCKS!
I may upgrade to natural gas whole house 8kw unit.
February 13, 2013
Great dependable product
Our Generac Generator was purchased a couple of days before Hurricane/Super Storm Sandy was to hit the northeast. Not wanting to be without at least a portable heater to use for my wife, we needed to have a generator. So, we were able to secure one at a small country hardware store. We spent more than we would have somewhere else but, we had peace of mind and a great product. Super Storm Sandy never ended up hitting us but, living where we do, we always end up losing power in the wintertime. I am confident that this generator will give us all the comforts we will need when we eventually lose power! I have started it up and each time I have, even in the freezing weather, she cranks right up! What a girl! Now, if I could only get my wife to do the same! lol
December 6, 2012
Haven't had a chance to really test it in a power outage yet, but it seems to be well built & easy to operate. The 30 amp. 240 volt plug was my main reason for the purchase. This option should be enough to power most of the items I need to power up when power fails.Would recommend the Generac to friends.
November 24, 2012
I bought this generator before Hurricane Irene hit because, being new to my house, my neighbor told me we lose power all the time. SInce I have a sump pump that runs about every 2 minutes, I needed backup power. Well Irene came and went and we never lost power. I did lose power over the next year a few times for very brief periods and the generator fired right up each time. Finally, Hurricane Sandy hit out area and we lost power for 29 hours. The only time I stopped the generator was to put more gas in it. It ran great. I ran a sump pump, fridge, TV, cable box, modem, router, lights, laptops and cell phone chargers. It was awesome! The only downside to this model is that it lacks an electric starter which I don't need but it would make it easier if my wife ever needs to start the generator when I'm not home.
November 14, 2012
super product ran all essential items in house
Ran much longer on a tank than listed run time no issues great product
October 26, 2012
Very Happy with this product
We just purchased this product as a back up for Hurricane issac. We were concerned about the brand as this was one of the only generators available. It worked out great.
August 30, 2012
Very Reliable! Starts Quickly and Easily Every Time!
I purchased this generator over a year ago to use as back-up power in a hurricane-prone area. Luckily haven't needed it yet, but I know the day will come and feel confident that this generator will start and provide the necessary power to minimally operate our home (refrigerators and such). I wanted to buy a whole-house generator but the $8,000 the local knuckleheads wanted to hook it up I feel I'm okay with a portable generator. I also have a big motorhome to live in that is self-sufficient should I need it, so the basic power necessities will suffice. The main thing required of this generator (or any other generator) is exercising it monthly! I start this EVERY month and run it for 30 minutes ~ 1 hour and it always starts by the 3rd pull. It actually starts quicker than my Onan generator in my motorhome. This is a great product and I have no reservations about recommending it and would buy another should I need one.
July 29, 2012