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    Default Re: Which generator?

    Quote Originally Posted by FrancoisJS View Post
    Have you considered the Generac Gas Generator? We had the 50 Hz Automatic Standby Generac installed some 3 years ago. Keeps the whole house going when Eskom fails again (and again ... and again). Bundu supplies them. Some of the advatages are ... made in the USA, no fuel contamination, service interval of 2 years/200 hours, self testing (to keep battery charged), at least 10 db more quiet than petrol or diesel, etc. When we had it installed, we received 3 X 19 Kg gas cylinders with it and have not replaced them yet. It's clean, better than the Chinese alternative, and more cost effective.
    Great choice. We supply, install & service these as well; get them in 8, 10 & 13 kVA (single phase); price & noise very similar to diesel but more efficient, better for environment, 3 year warrantee and top shelve quality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BenBotha View Post
    I have a Grip 7.5 Kva from builders-probably the same as the Makro, Game etc Chinese brands-for 5 years. One problem, fixed at the Lawnmovers shop. Battery replaced last month. Runnning on one phase of my house, if required. Had it for 5 years. used regularly druring loadshedding and all so recently. For the price-no complaints! Served me well! Wifes is hapyy-happy wife is happy life.
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    The GRIP is better quality than the cheapies at Makro, etc. GRIP, PowerMaster & Gentech all from same factory, just different color & "tupperware". EG alternator is copper, etc. Talon also great. We are service centre for all of these in Pta area - if you need serviced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beast777 View Post
    Never thought I would buy a generator, or even consider one. Now, after I got a Watsapp message from an Eskom employee, saying that they are forced to down tools, since this morning, and Eskom not allowing anyone or anything(such as spares) into their plants, and have already switched off power generating units at all their plants, has gotten me very concerned and serious about a generator(installed). But I am now confused by the other threads, as to which type, brand, size, etc I should go for. Please help me decide taking the following in to concideration:

    Swambo and myself, two gardeners, one domestic, and 2 toddlers, live on the premises.
    I have a gas stove and oven. The domestic/gardeners cottage also have a gas stove.
    I need to run 3 X 200L geysers simultaneously.
    All lights are LED, except for the 4 garages that have fluorescent lights.
    Swimming pool runs off one of those robotic cleaners, not sure huw much it pulls.
    Under floor heating is run off a 300L heat pump.
    The Estate we live in are not fond of generators, and even less about the noise and so-called pollution they create.(This might change once the situation turns to crisis level)
    Over and above what has been mentioned, also the electrical/electronic appliances used daily.
    And then, perhaps something that needs power, which I forgot about.

    Any feedback will be appreciated!
    I would go for a 20Kva Diesel generator. You have a lot of " high " power drawing units : geyser =3Kw x 3, heat pump = +- 3Kw . And on start up your heat pump will draw 2.9 x 3Kw = 8.7Kw. Remember any pump on start up draws approximately 2.9 times it's Kw rating.Some of the silent running diesel gen sets are so quiet that from 5m away you hardly notice them.

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    Default Re: Which generator?

    Put the house / property on a power consumption diet.
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    Default Re: Which generator?

    Fluffy to be honest I love Honda products as well

    However paying R30,000.00 for a 2Kva generator is not within allot of peoples price range.

    This looks better though
    http://mainsu.co.za/shop/kipor/ig-2600/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fanie S View Post
    The GRIP is better quality than the cheapies at Makro, etc. GRIP, PowerMaster & Gentech all from same factory, just different color & "tupperware". EG alternator is copper, etc. Talon also great. We are service centre for all of these in Pta area - if you need serviced.
    I have a little 1KVA Grip genny that I use wherever and it gets lent out to friends and generally not cared for. Bought it 4 years ago for so cheap I don't even remember what I paid, but it just runs and runs. Barely bigger than a milk crate, light enough to carry around, a bit noisy but it works!
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    Default Re: Which generator?

    My Briggs & Stratton 5KVA is going strong for 12 years now, never let me down.
    Alles loop reg, altyd reg!!

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