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I am buying a generator but don't have to buy one that is more powerful then I would ever need. I would basically be using it for shop vacs and maybe circular saws on jobs.
What is the least power you would buy for that use.
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I use a Honda eu6500es. But that is in the back of my trailer, (Not easy to move around alot) witch powers my Compressor That's 220v Plus table saws Circular saw etc etc. I never have a problem with tripping breakers Have a crew of 6 running it at the same time, So like silvertree said a eu2000 would probably do just perfect for what you need it for, Unless you plan on running alot more, Just take a load chart of what tools you will be using most, Add up the watts and amps then find your perfect match!
 

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Don’t know 2k will probably work for you, I have a Colman 7k, it will run my whole house during power outages.

Funny story, I use it for backup during outages, last Christmas we lost power for a couple days, I back feed to house shut off the main and live like normal, I forgot that I had my Christmas lights on timers, well they go on at 7pm, I am watching a movie on my big screen, and I have about 4 neighbors pised off at my front door wanting to run extension cords when the lights and reindeer start singing and they are sitting in the dark.

That was great.

Oh and they didn’t have long enough cords, so they needed to borrow those two. lol...
 

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Just take a load chart of what tools you will be using most, Add up the watts and amps then find your perfect match!
A good load chart will also list the possible surge currents of various tools/appliances. Some stuff needs more juice to start up than it does to run.

The fire dept. I used to be a member of bought a used ambulance to use as a rescue "van." It had an on-board inverter, so we installed two 500-watt floodlights on extending masts. We also carried one of the department's two 'cip saws on it.
From the inverter, with nothing else on, triggering the 'cip saw would trip the GFCI. If one or both floodlights were on first, no problem. The inverter had plenty of capacity, but the GFCI was taking its job seriously, I guess.
 

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anyony used a generator to power a elctric roofing hoist ? I have a 8k generator that suppose to handle a whole house including fridge tv's etc...
The fuse keep poping from using a hoist / comprassor and a skill saw. Maybe its too much for a generator period
 

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anyony used a generator to power a elctric roofing hoist ? I have a 8k generator that suppose to handle a whole house including fridge tv's etc...
The fuse keep poping from using a hoist / comprassor and a skill saw. Maybe its too much for a generator period
I'm surprise that you are having problems from a 8k generator, that's a nice size. I'm not sure how much a power ladders use. Does the generator have two separate circuits? Or is your hoist a little older?? maybe a big compressor pulling alot of amps? I mean having a generator that size you shouldn't have much problem,
 

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the generator does have 2 separate circuits and the hoist is brand new i dont know much about generators .
maybe the problem is that the compressor is cycling and it give a lot of pressure on the generator ?
 

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the generator does have 2 separate circuits and the hoist is brand new i dont know much about generators .
maybe the problem is that the compressor is cycling and it give a lot of pressure on the generator ?
Well make sure you are separating the two from another, even thou the compressor demand alot of amperage once the tank is close to full it should not cause a overload, Take a look at the tag on your compressor see what the wattage and amperage is required, maybe it overloads because its a high demand 120v amperage, Maybe you could solve this by running a 220v compressor the start up amp's are not as demanding
 

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anyony used a generator to power a elctric roofing hoist ? I have a 8k generator that suppose to handle a whole house including fridge tv's etc...
The fuse keep poping from using a hoist / comprassor and a skill saw. Maybe its too much for a generator period
Did you buy one of those Generac 8000w units? Nothing but problems, from other folks I've heard from. Troybilt has a 10,000W. I don't know the cost.

Has anyone done a propane conversion on a portable? Just wondering.
 
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