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Dual fuel 4k watt generator $249 Walmart #4727590
04/15/18 09:04 AM
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Thanks, slickdeals!

I would note, that I have a chonda generator that was born for gasoline. I put a tri-fuel carb on it but the propane part is... finicky. Getting one born for propane is better from a reliability, and liability, point-of-view.

https://www.target.com/p/120-volts-4000-...gt_adv_xasd0002 <-- Target link, redcard gets 5% off.

edit, link's an issue. Try searching for "sportsman 4000w dual fuel generator"

Re: Dual fuel 4k watt generator $249 Walmart [Re: eljefino] #4727631
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Nice deal!


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Re: Dual fuel 4k watt generator $249 Walmart [Re: eljefino] #4727634
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That's a great deal.


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Re: Dual fuel 4k watt generator $249 Walmart [Re: eljefino] #4727699
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Could you (easily) get this to work with natural gas?

One of the main reasons I never bought a generator is the gasoline issue, storing enough is cost prohibitive and it can go bad. Propane is a little better, but during an emergency, you may not be able to get tanks refilled.

I have NG at the house, so running a line for a generator for an "unlimited" and fairly inexpensive source and not having to worry about storing the fuel makes a lot more sense than gasoline/propane.


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Re: Dual fuel 4k watt generator $249 Walmart [Re: eljefino] #4727710
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My tri-fuel carb easily switches to CNG. Wish I could see pictures of the actual propane-inator on that Sportsman to pass judgement.

As you can see on this carb (like mine) there's a plastic switch between LPG and CNG.

I have a few doubts about the 4k watt rating from 208 cc... I have 196 cc on my 2500 watt/ 3250 surge. A 20 lb propane bottle can frost up supplying fuel to mine when it's wide-open, so one might consider routing the exhaust to keep the tank warm (safely?).

I've accumulated several 20 lb tanks from the dump... yuppies just throw them out... BJs wholesale fills them for $10.75 or there's always the Blue Rhino exchange.

Re: Dual fuel 4k watt generator $249 Walmart [Re: eljefino] #4727716
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If you don't want propane I found this 4k guy on amazon for $200 after 20% coupon:

https://www.amazon.com/Green-Power-Ameri...+fuel+generator

Re: Dual fuel 4k watt generator $249 Walmart [Re: eljefino] #4727745
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amazing deals in the US! lucky guys


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Re: Dual fuel 4k watt generator $249 Walmart [Re: eljefino] #4727757
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usually those 212CC are good for aprox 6.5hp on gasoline.

this is a 4000w "surge" generator.. maybe 3500 max or so on gasoline. That lines up as slightly optimistic for a 212cc engine but not crazy.

I'd expect 10% lower maybe 3000watts on propane.


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Re: Dual fuel 4k watt generator $249 Walmart [Re: eljefino] #4727887
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I get 15% off at Target (wife's employee discount)

Decisions, decisions. They sell the Champion 2000 Watt inverter that I have always wanted to buy....


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Re: Dual fuel 4k watt generator $249 Walmart [Re: eljefino] #4727963
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Might have to pick this up. Sweet deal.

Re: Dual fuel 4k watt generator $249 Walmart [Re: eljefino] #4728037
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I would not wait.

Re: Dual fuel 4k watt generator $249 Walmart [Re: eljefino] #4729161
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$195.09 after coupon for the amazon 4k gas-only.

Re: Dual fuel 4k watt generator $249 Walmart [Re: eljefino] #4729421
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Just ordered one and used my "Savings Catcher" credits to lower the cost. I just paid roughly the same amount for a used Honda 2.5kW gas generator. I'll probably use this one on propane only, and I like the RV plug feature. My wife has been wanting a small camper, and this would complement that.

Re: Dual fuel 4k watt generator $249 Walmart [Re: eljefino] #4729643
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Just popped for the Walmart one. Been looking for a propane model and the old gas one I had was submerged in a flood this February. frown


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