You can pretty much divide generators into two groups. If all you
need is an emergency power supply and maybe occasionally use it for
some other purpose then the cheap ones are fine. If you are looking
for one that you can run 8 to 10 hours a day at a job site day in and
day out then you need an expensive one. A cheap one will be shot in a
few months in that situation. Honda makes generators that you can do
I can't be sure if there really is an ETQ company, or if
they build from other companies parts. What I can be sure, I
have one of their smaller two stroke gas mixer generators.
1200 or 1000, can't remember. I really love it. Starts well,
and provides power. I used it a year or so ago, when a
friend lost power. Ran a huge, ancient furnace with a huge,
ancient blower. You can hear it run, but the engine isn't
very noisy. You can stand next to it, and converse.
I don't know anything about the one you are looking at, but below is a
link to a cheap one that I researched pretty throughly. They anwered
their phone (on a sunday morning), have parts list online, seemed very
helpful and it was recommended to me by a friend that does nothing but
work on generators. They are sold at TSC and make various models. Mine
started on the first pull after unpacking it and installing the flame
arrestor and adding gas and oil.
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