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Has any got any experience with the generators that ridgid sells at home depot? Or even heard one to know how loud they are? The one i was looking at was the 8000 watt.


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if the engine does not say HONDA do not buy it.

The big orange does not sell honda powered equipment.

It should be illegal to sell any other small engine than a honda.
 

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Very true all my other equipment has Honda engines and they are great, but for the price i wondered if it was worth it. It had a Subaru engine any good comments on them?
 

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I agree with the buy Honda motto. Years ago I bough a generator with a Tecumseh engine. 2nd day, we had fireballs blowing out the exhaust. Took it back and got a Briggs. This time it failed to start on day 2 after running like crap on day one. Took that back also. Years later, after renting a few with Honda motors, I bought a nice 13 hp Honda generator. Paid for itself the first year. I have had it for 7 years now and will probably retire owning it.
 

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Definitally- Honda and Robins/Subaru are the ones to go with.

Briggs and Stration are usually good in my experence.

Kohler and Tecumseh tend to be headaches from what I have seen.

of course, as Tgeb pointed out, the engine is only half the equasion.

The Honda Generators (not just a Honda engine) are really really nice, and super quiet as well.
 
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