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Old 11-04-2012, 06:30 PM   #16
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How to choose a generator for home backup


My generator, a 8kw standby uses 1.35 gallons of LP per hour at full capacity. You may want to consider having a tank installed. Mine is 325 gallon. During a catastrophic event the gas company may shut off natural gas service; but you own your LP. The 10 circuits I back up are all I need in the event of an outage. This does not include hot water or my furnace.
But I do have a gas fireplace.
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