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Old 04-05-2014, 06:25 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Maybe a stupid question, but is it more economical or just convent to use a generator vs shore power?

Ive considered buying a generator to try my hand at welding and a contractor said our home was too old for a load like that and suggested calling the power company to get a new meter/service installed. Power company said they can give me up to a 440, but it will have a monthly fee rather I use it or not.

I kind of concluded I would buy a generator that doubles as a welder to try it. That way I got a generator too for power failures or maybe I can get 90% of my money back reselling it?

My smaller 400-800 watt generator was to run my fathers oxygen machine. We use it since he passed away for power failures and I use it to run electric yard tools vs plugging in multiple extension cords or buying one long extension cord.
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