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    Generac   7,000-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator

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    • Description
      Model
      5798
      Internet/Catalog:
      202048573
      Store SKU:
      1000026161

      Use the Generac XG 7000-Watt Gasoline Powered Electric Start Portable Generator to help provide reliable power at jobsites, events and as an emergency backup power source. This generator offers 5 GFCI circuit-breaker protected outlets and an illuminated control panel with start/stop, fuel shut-off and choke controls.

      • Power bar helps you track how much power you’re using and how much you have to spare
      • Automatic shut-off when oil levels are low to help prevent engine damage
      • Illuminated control panel offers start/stop, fuel shut-off and choke controls
      • Push-button electric start for easy powering up
      • Includes battery and manual pull-start for backup
      • Heavy duty, rally-style wheels provide easy portability
      • Durable construction with over-sized, full-wrap frame tubing and impact-resistant corners helps minimize damage from rough handling
      • 8,750-Watt peak and 7,000-Watt running power provides reliable power at jobsites, events and as an emergency backup power source
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    • Specifications
      Built-in inverter :
      No
      CA (CARB) Compliant :
      Not CARB Compliant
      Continuous Wattage :
      7000
      Engine Displacement (cc) :
      410
      Engine Make :
      OEM Branded
      Fuel tank capacity (gallons) :
      9.0
      Fuel type :
      Gasoline
      Full load fuel consumption (gallons/hour) :
      1.5
      Generator Features :
      Automatic Voltage Regulation,Fuel Gauge,GFCI Outlet(s),Low Oil Shutdown,Wheel Kit
      Horsepower (hp) :
      0 hp
      Muffler :
      Yes
      Number of circuits/outlets :
      5
      Operational volume (dB) :
      0.0
      Osha Required GFCI Outlets :
      Yes
      Peak Wattage :
      8750
      Product Depth (in.) :
      31.5
      Product Height (in.) :
      28.0
      Product Length (in.) :
      31.5
      Product Weight (lb.) :
      245
      Product Width (in.) :
      25.5
      Returnable :
      30-Day
      Run time at 50% load (hours/tank) :
      12
      Voltage (volts) :
      120/240
      Wheel Kit Included :
      Yes
    • Reviews
      (68)

      Ratings & Reviews

      88% of customers recommend this product
      4.5
      Out of 5:
      5
      [51]
      4
      [10]
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      [4]
      QUALITY:
      VALUE:
      4.3
      4.2
      Customer Images (5)
      • Well Built. Impressive Quality. Rapid Delivery.
      • February 21, 2013
      • Recommended Product

      I spent a lot of time researching porta-gens. Consumer Reports gave the Generac GP series their "Best Buy" rating. I did buy this upgraded XG series however. Generac's website has a lot of excellent videos on how to size, select a generator, as well as how to use one. I purchased the $200 more expensive XG series (vs. the same wattage rated GP) because I like the way the motor is lubricated (oil pump like a car) vs. splash lube, and feel it will be more dependable in the long run for the extra $$. Next step was to determine how big a generator. When would I most likely use the generator? New England -winter storm -power outage. That takes A/C unit out of the sizing exercise. Then I "sized" the generator for my needs. Must haves: Furnaces (2), Fridge, TV, Internet, Cable, a few lights. Assuming you have an electrician install a transfer box, you'll "pick" the 10 circuits from your breaker box that you'll want to have transferred over to the generator on power loss. I'll also run a couple of extension cords so I can open the garage doors. So, picking the 10 circuits that included the fridge etc. gave me about 4000 watts continuous. (Generac, Honda Power, and other websites provide tools for calculating your power usage. Add a generous overage to whatever you come up with. For me, rather than barely getting by with a 5K generator, I chose the 7K for the extra power it offers for unseen needs. Essentially I'll run the gen at 50% load. When I ordered it on-line, the Depot webpage showed it as backordered out a couple of weeks. Bummer. But miraculously (it is mid-winter as I post this, and the storms are coming fast and furious), it showed up 10 days after order. The shipping company did a nice job in keeping me notified, and even though the truck stopped at the curb, the driver rolled the pallet right into my garage. Easy. Unpacking and setting up was a snap. Packaging was solid. Directions were very clear - a quick start set-up sheet is taped on top of the unit and includes illustrations of each step - basically wheels, mounting foot, adding oil and gas, connecting the positive starter terminal and how to start/choke the engine. Set up took maybe 15 minutes in the garage. So far, I was very impressed with the visual quality and compact design of the gen, the packaging and the ease of getting it ready for its maiden voyage. Took the gen outside and it started right up. Follow the instructions on the unit on how to correctly use the choke. Within 30 seconds, the engine settled down to it's normal noise level, but very smooth. Plugged in the first ceremonial light to one of the receptacles. Even though it weighs 250, it is easy to move around with the fold-out handle (push the button on the handle in to retract it when finished). In summary, this Generac unit appears well built with quality workmanship. I was very pleased with the delivery process. The unit was easy to set up (oh yeah, you'll do better if you have a funnel for the oil addition), and it started right up. Two thumbs up. Plus a middle-finger for old man winter - bring it on baby. By the time you're done with the cost of the unit, and the electrician to install the transfer box next to your breaker box, you're looking at $2,200 - $2,500 for this project. But having backup when the power goes out - priceless. This 7000 watt model should handle the needs of most homes (not the whole house - but all the things you'd need if you lost power for a day or two). I would certainly recommend this Generac to anyone. The toughest part of the process is picking those 10 circuits in the breaker box that are going to be transferred over to the generator when the power goes out. Take the time to correctly identify and choose those circuits carrying the equipment (fridge, furnace, pumps, etc.) you'll want to power. You can't run extension cords on furnaces for instance. The transfer box is a must have, Use two cell phones (one person at the breaker panel and the other one somewhere in the house) to turn a breaker off and make sure we understood what things in the house lost power.

      Pros Easy to Use, Clear Instructions, Nice Design, plenty of "juice"

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