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Old 12-05-2009, 03:11 PM
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I just had one put in at the new house....here is the breakdown roughly gkve or take a few bucks.

20KW Guardian/Generac Generator-$4200
Transfer Switch-$800+/-
Propane instalation-$1500+/-
Electrician-$600+/-

And whatever your cost is for your propane. This will do my whole house and garage. I am not sure if I forgot any item of cost but that was ballpark for this unit and I went higher than I may even need but I wanted every item and outlet in the house to work off the generator...even garage doors.
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Old 12-05-2009, 03:14 PM
 
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Your landlord may not want to put out the cash, before it is needed.

However when it is needed, it may be too late since the stores will have sold out.

You might consider buying your own generator. Having it sit there, would give you peace of mind, and you can take it with you when you move.

Consider it an investment toward your next home.

Since your landlord is such a great guy, he won't mind. It is one less thing that he has to think about.
Good point forest. It's best to just buy a generator and have it than to need one and not be able to rent or buy one!
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Old 12-05-2009, 05:14 PM
 
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I just had one put in at the new house....here is the breakdown roughly gkve or take a few bucks.

20KW Guardian/Generac Generator-$4200
Transfer Switch-$800+/-
Propane instalation-$1500+/-
Electrician-$600+/-

And whatever your cost is for your propane. This will do my whole house and garage. I am not sure if I forgot any item of cost but that was ballpark for this unit and I went higher than I may even need but I wanted every item and outlet in the house to work off the generator...even garage doors.
Sounds good, but what if you get snowed or iced in for say, a week, will your tank hold enough propane?

And I guess you have to keep shoveling your generator clear of snow and ice, else it might stop working?
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Old 12-05-2009, 05:32 PM
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Outdoornut, I had 2 500Gal tanks put in. I had the generator placed about 50' from the house where it will be easily accessible. Area can be plowed or snow blowed with ease...even shoveled if I get that desperate..lol. There is a small stand of trees that protect it form any plow hitting it and it sits on a concrete pad, raised a little. Not worried about snow doing any harm to it.
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Old 12-09-2009, 04:16 AM
 
Location: 43.55N 69.58W
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Happy snowstorm day everyone! Bundle up, throw something yummy in the crock pot, throw another log on and go out and play!
Safe traveling for those of you that have to be on the road today, reminder to all you 'newbies' that slow and easy will get you where you need to be.

I'll be looking for accumulation updates throughout the day, everyone go have FUN!
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Old 12-09-2009, 05:42 AM
 
Location: 3.5 sq mile island ant nest next to Canada
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Schools all over the state are all ready shutting down. Here, they have an early release at 11:30. We not scheduled to get snow until late afternoon!
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Old 12-09-2009, 06:45 AM
 
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Sending warm thoughts from AZ to Maine.

Snow is great, beautiful and and fluffy but I fear for those driving or stuck without power should/when the big storm hits.
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Old 12-09-2009, 01:16 PM
 
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We have 8 or 9 inches of new snow in Freeport. It's turned to "snain" now so accumulations have dropped off for the last two hours or so. They just plowed the end of our driveway in so I have to go back out and clear it and clear off the satellite dish. Oh the chores of winter....this cuts into my drinking time you know!.
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Old 12-09-2009, 02:04 PM
 
Location: 43.55N 69.58W
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And it's official, sleddin' season has begun! Just got off the phone w/ my son, he's headed to Jackman with his buddies on Friday. Third year in a row that they've all been riding before Christmas! Global warming, I think not!
He has the last week in Dec off and will spend it up riding the county, he's a very happy boy! I love that!
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Old 12-11-2009, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Sunrise County ~Maine
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Snow reminder:
Park facing the road.
So you can do a good jump over the "wall of snow" provided by our state trucks.
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