Bought my gennie today

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  1. Tony

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    Well now I can rest easy as I have finally taken the plunge and bought a generator and frankly the thought of eskom going on strike sends shivers down my spine. All I need now is a petrol strike at the same time.

    It's a beast of a machine with 5.5KVA, AVR, auto start, unleaded petrol and all the bells and whistles. This should power my tank in the event of a major outage.
     
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    Tony congrats on your investment...hope it will serve you well...;)
     
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    Thanks Riyad. I want to get some petrol tomorrow and see what she can do
     
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    We all sould have one of those.
    Did the genie come with the auto starter or did you install it?
    Regards.
     
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    Pleasure...Just keep us up to posted how it is working...
     
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    NIco. It came with auto start
     
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    Just as a precaution what happend with me is I bought a 3kva one or so (needed it right then and that's the smallest I could find). My spark plug got clogged up basically because I didn't put enough load on it (Like running a car on idle for 10 hours). So with a 5.5 you're going to have to work a bit harder. Basically try make sure you're using 3kw or so when you're running it.
     
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    Congrats.Money well spent;)
     
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    How does this work ?
     
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    Thanks for the heads up Rory. I'll keep and eye on it

    I'm not to sure Warren but I'm going to give it a try today and let you know how it goes
     
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    Maybe just buy a spare spark plug, such a small thing can make quite a difference...
     
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    Congrats. :) Remember to check the oil level! ;)

    LOL! if you need a load, add the TV and stuff as well as make lots of Coffee :D
     
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    Funny enough it came with one so maybe they're anticipating the problem you had but I'll get a few more

    Thanks Tom.
     
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