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I have one still new in the box only downside to this Benny is that it's a 2 stroke and you have to mix the oil with the gas but other than that your gold...


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Drinking kool aid and eating rainbow stew, same as running a cheap, loud generator in a campground or rv park.

Sorry, but thats the truth.

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And how many hours did you listen to a HF 800 to make that comparison that carries no meaning.

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How many hours would it run on one tank with a load of about 500 watts?

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Been reading about these small gennies for a time. Sounds like just the ticket for the picnic area away from the house. Guess I better head down there before they are all gone.
Anyone made an enclosure that still flows cooling air or quietened it down some other way?

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down home wrote:

Been reading about these small gennies for a time. Sounds like just the ticket for the picnic area away from the house. Guess I better head down there before they are all gone.
Anyone made an enclosure that still flows cooling air or quietened it down some other way?


I plan on making an enclosure and lining it with mass loaded vinyl...with a cabinet fan pushing or pulling air thru


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I own three Honda EU1000i inverter generators, and I've owned at least 10 other brands of generator over the years, so I know what a good generator is.

With that said, my previous generator was the little 800W Harbor Freight 2-stroke. It was a good little generator and I kept it for 2 years. I used it a lot for tailgating, battery charging at the storage lot and it was used extensively through 2 major power outages. It performed flawlessly. I bought it for $79 and sold it for $60. It was quieter than the decible ratings suggested. It sounds less like a chainsaw and more like a moped at idle.

It is a good little machine and I'd recommend it for anything but the camground. Even then, it is isn't nearly as intrusive.

You do have have to replace the cheap Bono spark plug with a good name-brand plug as soon as you get it. After that, its all good.

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down home wrote:

Been reading about these small gennies for a time. Sounds like just the ticket for the picnic area away from the house. Guess I better head down there before they are all gone.
Anyone made an enclosure that still flows cooling air or quietened it down some other way?


I used a LOUD 4000watt "contractor" generator for both Hurricanes Irene and Sandy. I found simply leaning a piece of plywood, maybe 4'x5', next to the generator directed a surprising amount of the sound away from my house. This was just a temporary solution, but sometimes simple things work pretty well.


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Anyone have a link to the coupon so I can print it out?

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Moped vs chainsaw sounding nailed the sound. It really is not harsh but that may be an age related thing.

I did the 25 hour break-in per the manual with it setting down on the steps to the deck and slept just fine being in sight of the HF 800. By the way the run time per tank increased a little all the way through tank five so I think getting 5 gallons of mixed gas and just doing it is KEY.

The $10 HF heat gun is what I used for a load those 25 hours of break-in time.

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