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  • lazer128
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    I have a 8300 peak, 6600 cont.

    I can run our electric oven, electric dryer, etc. one at a time. We are dropped off the grid about once a month and it gets plenty of exercise. I converted it to propane but can still use gasoline. I have a 500 gal. buried propane tank. We don't even notice the difference to our power supply when it is running. I LOVE winter storms that isolate me from the rest of the area. Best of times!

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  • flight or fight
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    Originally posted by Zombie Axe View Post
    Should be able to do a small cabin. I have a 5500W that powers all my lighting load in the home as well as the wellpump.

    I can also use window AC units for AC in the summer if needed. However it will not power my heat pump which is not a problem in the winter as I have wood heat if needed :)

    So yes, 5600 should be a plenty for a cabin, but not for a central air or heating system unless if is a gas/oil system that only has a 120V blower motor...


    To help calculate loads, I highly suggest looking at the Kill A Watt Meter... this device measures the wattage of items that are plugged into it to help calculate loads... http://www.p3international.com/produ.../P4400-CE.html

    Thanks for the info.

    I just really need it to take care of lights,small fridge and maybe a well pump so this looks like it should do the trick.

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  • Zombie Axe
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    Should be able to do a small cabin. I have a 5500W that powers all my lighting load in the home as well as the wellpump.

    I can also use window AC units for AC in the summer if needed. However it will not power my heat pump which is not a problem in the winter as I have wood heat if needed :)

    So yes, 5600 should be a plenty for a cabin, but not for a central air or heating system unless if is a gas/oil system that only has a 120V blower motor...


    To help calculate loads, I highly suggest looking at the Kill A Watt Meter... this device measures the wattage of items that are plugged into it to help calculate loads... http://www.p3international.com/produ.../P4400-CE.html

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  • flight or fight
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    Buying a generator

    Been looking for a generator for a while and found this one on craigslist. Would this be sufficent to power a small cabin?

    http://winstonsalem.craigslist.org/for/976706882.html
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