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How to / DIY => Generators => Topic started by: panaceabeachbum on September 16, 2009, 04:48:01 PM

Title: $99 harbor freight generator?
Post by: panaceabeachbum on September 16, 2009, 04:48:01 PM
Anybody have any experience with the 800 watt 2 stroke generator Harbor freight advertised for $99  ?   I picked one up yesterday but havent had time to open the box yet .
Title: Re: $99 harbor freight generator?
Post by: mike90045 on September 16, 2009, 09:40:40 PM
I got one of the Honeywell  HW2000i gensets at Home Xxxt, and posted a mostly favorable review at Amazon.   5,000 RPM at full load though.

ad http://www.amazon.com/Honeywell-HW2000i-Portable-Generator-Compliant/dp/B001DSGBZQ

my review ( and there are several others) http://www.amazon.com/review/R37XOA5ZCK09ZH
Title: Re: $99 harbor freight generator?
Post by: panaceabeachbum on September 17, 2009, 04:18:32 AM
$99 gen works like a champ, cooked a pot of coffee, and then ran 2 x 48" two tube fixtures a 24" box fan and a 19" tube type tv for over 7 hours on less than 1 gal of fuel. I really like it when super chaep things like this exceed my expectaitions . 
Title: Re: $99 harbor freight generator?
Post by: oliver90owner on September 29, 2009, 07:17:33 AM
$99 gen works like a champ

Two weeks gone by, now.  Is it still working?

S'pose it will be.  Warranty hasn't quite run out yet.

Regards, RAB
Title: Re: $99 harbor freight generator?
Post by: BigGreen on September 30, 2009, 06:17:43 PM
I can't say anything about the gen head but that little engine will run for ever. I have the same 2-stroke engine on a water pump. This little pump moves 10 gal/min 24' vertical, 400' horizontal for hours a day. I have had for about two years with no problem, runs as strong as new. It runs 6hrs/gal. Quite impressive for something that looks like a little piece of crap :)