Originally Posted by slingha
I already did a load calc. I'm at roughly 12050watts constant. I'll blow the breaker whether on startup or the 15 amps it uses to run
what are you using for that calc? most houses "idle" at around 30a, you can't expect to be able to use the oven no matter what generator your using. I know a bar/banquet hall that runs all their lights, fridges, freezers, power, well pump off of a 50A genny. I'm not sure how your drawing up that much. Even if you have two ac's at 15a that's still 20a left over for other stuff. Average freezer or fridge is around 3.5 to 5a with the way they build em now.
17500w is about 73A at 240v so i'm not sure where you think you can get 80A out of it. the surge rating is only for startup when all the motors in the house kick in.The gen can only handle the surge for a couple seconds. So by running it at 50A you are in fact driving "at highway speeds" and loading the generator to almost exactly 75% of it's max output.