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Old 08-06-2014, 07:05 PM   #21
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I have an inverter attached to an isolated battery in my utility body truck. It will power pretty much any hand held tool for a little while if needed onsite. Start the truck and it will provide power all day.

I have a portable generators for those special circumstances, rarely use it, but it's there when needed.
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Old 08-06-2014, 08:19 PM   #22
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Wow! I cant believe no one is dependent on gennies! As framers, we show up with just a foundation. No temp power. The only time we've had power is on a random, here and there job. I dont know of a single builder around here that does a temp power setup for houses. We run honda 5000's for ten hours a day, five days a week, some saturdays. Right now we have five of them, they usually last around eight to ten years
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I don't even own one. When I do new builds I have a temporary panel built on a wall that has legs. We just call it in to the electric company and they come out and hook it up. It's way cheaper then gas too
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Pretty standard around here to not have power on the rough.
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Most of the homes have electric that we work on. New construction we are last sub pretty much so power is usually in by time we get there. Used to carry around a generator just in case but switched to running machine off of inverters couple years ago in case no power.
One hell of an inverter! We have issues with current drop
Of we cant park close enough
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One hell of an inverter! We have issues with current drop
Of we cant park close enough
Its hooked up to a second battery and we leave truck running. My supplier was shutting down so i grabbed it from their drop off truck. 3000 or 3500 w i think. Hardly ever use it.
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Framer here, on our foundations a temp pole is set by the electrician, inspected by the city, hooked up by the power company, and is ready by the time the foundation has been back filled, and the first load of lumber dropped.
At least most of the time
Maybe once a year things don't go as planned, so I have a honda eb6500 for those occasions
And the builder buys my gas.
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We set up our 300 to cut, groove and thread, using an extension cord from the building. But, when we need to cut 40 with the cut-off saw, the extension cord does not do the job. We have been using a 2,000 Honda, and the breaker keeps tripping. Next move is to get another Honda and run both generators in tandem. Our local Honda dealer keeps them in stock and it is less money than buying a larger gen-set. And the Honda keeps our electronic stuff charged in hunting camp. And the guys take the Honda camping on the weekends.
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I just bought a diesel gen set as the gas powered units weren't working out for jobsite use. Wouldn't last long enough and extremely hard on fuel in comparison to a diesel unit.
Expensive but I am seeing the benefits forsure
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I don't need a generator. If you don't have power you aren't ready for floors.
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Have to have one around here, At least if you want to start framing after backfill. Power company has several days to run line after meter is in and they require the yard to be with in a foot of final grade. We have used nice neighbors power in the past, Just have to have back up gen in case you blow a breaker. throw them some cash when your done.
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i have a generator for when i do plumbing on new homes....but lately the builders have been getting power ahead of time for all the subs.....mine hasnt run in 1.5 years now...
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While not a much for it sure makes life earier at times. Alot of the older homes I work on have no outside outlets or ones that trip with a light load. I have a Honda 7000 inverter in tha back of my truck that is plugged into the trailer at all times. It is on a auto transfer switch so if have landline just plug in. Also if I pull up to a small job don't have to drag out cord and find power. It is easier on my compressors to if not running long cords to under powered out lets.

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