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DirecTV with a Generator

Discussion in 'DIRECTV General Discussion' started by llupin, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. jimmie57

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    They only start once and then never cut off. LOL. Look at my address.
    One is about 20 feet and the other one was about 30 feet.

    The thing I saw the most of what you describe is when I washed clothes. The washer made a noticible drop in starting the wash and then the spin cycle.
     
  2. Herdfan

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    The 20kW Generac offers a Load Shedding Switch. As you turn on more loads, it sheds lower priority loads. So every circuit could technically be covered, they just can't all be on at the same time.

    Mine came with the EZ Switch which gives me 16 circuits. I ended up with 15 since I needed one 240V for the basement A/C compressor. So with what we selected and a few extension cords in the house, we made it through Sandy's snowstorm just fine during a 4 day outage.
     
  3. Diana C

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    Yes, that switch is included in our quotes.
     
  4. sbl

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    It cost me about $8500 to have a 10KW Generac installed, plus $500 for the gas line work (which the generator people would not do.) It sits on crushed gravel. Worth every penny as there have been multiple occasions when the power is out for days.
     
  5. Combat Medic

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    I've got a UPS in a closet that is wired into the line that runs the lights in my kitchen (one LED and one fluorescent). The UPS can run the fluorescent for 45 minutes and the LED for 240 minutes. If the lights are already on then nobody has to do anything for light.
     
  6. Dec 1, 2012 #166 of 369
    Rich

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    That $8,500 include the genny?

    Rich
     
  7. Dec 1, 2012 #167 of 369
    Sixto

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    I started this adventure thinking $6-7K all in for a 14KW unit. I'd die for $8,500 now. Was just outside measuring it all out. Thinking I'm now going to try and do a good chunk of this myself, with the latest indications being $10-15K from the big local shops which is beyond ridiculous.
     
  8. Dec 1, 2012 #168 of 369
    Rich

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    I'm gonna wait for quite a while until I jump in. Sandy has screwed up NJ so badly that I know I'll get taken if I buy one now. My first and last estimate was for $1,000 a KW. That's ridiculous, but not price gouging. That's their everyday price. Gold Medal, that's a company to stay away from. I know a few licensed electricians who would cut me a break if I help them and they're so busy they can't do anything for a while.

    Rich
     
  9. Dec 1, 2012 #169 of 369
    James Long

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    It is a supply and demand marketplace ... and while $1k per KW may or may not be gouging, it is a price that the market will bear. If you don't pay it someone else will ... so why should anyone give a discount?

    Once the demand goes down keep an eye out for overstocks and clearance units. Some of these companies are going to overestimate the demand and have extra units they will want to unload. When the demand drops the marketplace will get more competitive.
     
  10. Dec 1, 2012 #170 of 369
    Rich

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    The company I was referring to, Gold Medal, has a ridiculous price schedule for everything. That was their everyday price.

    Gonna take at least a year for that to happen. Everybody we know is in the process of installing them. I can wait. Or I can do it myself.

    Rich
     
  11. Dec 1, 2012 #171 of 369
    loudo

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    Last week I contracted for a 14kw Generac with a 200 amp switch, fully installed for $6200. The gas tank and hookups cost another $550.00.

    They are coming Monday to set the get the ground ready, set the pad and run the wiring, but the generator will not be delivered until the beginning of January.
     
  12. Dec 1, 2012 #172 of 369
    Rich

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    Now, that sounds like a good deal. A fair deal. Gold Medal would have charged you $14,000 to do the same job.

    Rich
     
  13. Dec 1, 2012 #173 of 369
    sbl

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    Yes, and the transfer switch and all wiring. The only thing it didn't include was hooking it up to the house propane.
     
  14. Dec 3, 2012 #174 of 369
    jkbird59

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    Here in central NJ i was quoted 7600.00 installed for a 14 kw generac .The only other cost is the permits.
     
  15. Dec 4, 2012 #175 of 369
    Rich

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    Who'd you get that quote from? You can PM me if you don't want to put it on the open forum.

    The first quote I got was from Gold Medal and was $14,000 for that size. Send me that info and I'll jump on it. Please.

    Rich
     
  16. Dec 5, 2012 #176 of 369
    jkbird59

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    PM sent,sorry for delay.
     
  17. Dec 5, 2012 #177 of 369
    Rich

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    Waiting for Art to call me back, thanx.

    Rich
     
  18. Dec 5, 2012 #178 of 369
    jkbird59

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    Great.
     
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    Rich

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    Wife just told me to pass along her thanx too.

    Rich
     
  20. Dec 5, 2012 #180 of 369
    Diana C

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    There is a hidden cost that you MAY encounter in NJ. Depending on your gas meter, you may need PSE&G to replace it. They won't do that until after all the generator work is done, and they charge $600. Out of 3 contractors that gave us bids, only one mentioned this, but the others confirmed it when asked.
     

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