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Old 09-16-2014, 08:47 PM   #1
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Has anyone tried the Yamaha generators at Home Depot? How do they compare to the Hondas as far as noise and fuel efficiency? I have an outboard from both manufacturers and they have both been great and reliable.
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:01 PM   #2
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What size are you looking at getting, how many Kw, have you had a survey done on your needs?

Be sure to see what your needs will be b 4 you but one?
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I bought a used Honda 2000 a couple years ago.

Worked like a top but at one point it started to surge.

I cleaned it with Seafoam (ran it, sprayed Seafoam in the carb till it almost died a few times). Good again.

I've switched to Ethanol free gas, and it runs GREAT. Cold might take 2 or 3 pulls to start.

But lightly used.

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the best generators as your thread title questions is the generators that run for the purpose that you bought them for and that you need them for.
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Hondas makes the quietest generators on the market, fuel efficiency depends on what you need to power, and as already mentioned, all depends on what you need it for.

Running lights for gigging or power tools doesn't matter you can get by with the cheaper models, running sensitive equipment like computers and other electronics, Honda is the best.
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http://www.wisesales.com/generators-1.html

This is a good site to compare all the generators.
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As with all things there is a trade-off between reliabilty and cost.
If you have unlimited funds, get a Honda. I would think the Yamaha would be on about the same level but they are no cheaper so why not get the one that's been around the longest ?
BUT, a Honda 6500 watt will cost you $3K+ while one with a Briggs and Stratton engine (Troy Bilt, Briggs, Generac) will run you about $800 for a 5500. That size is the most popular size around here for hurricane back-up.
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bought a duel fuel , Propane or gas, generator a year ago. run it every other month, sometime skip a month or 2 . Like the propane, not gas issues or carb issues. I have a gas one at home that I need to change out the gas every so often. Even "pure" gas goes stale, propane doesn't.
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I have a friend in crestview with a Honda em5000s. like brand new for $1200. pm me and I will help with transaction. older couple friends of mine. I will try to post pics.
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Sorry didn't thinks about this maybe derailing your post.
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