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SPIN DRY

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Dave have seen in past posts that you have a Coleman 1850 generator, Here is my question, I have been looking at buy one of these and would like to know if you think this will power my pick-up camper-lites,furnace and most of all coffee maker? Thanks for any help.Good luck

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Check your furnace to see how many watts it requires. I'm thinking that an 1850 watt generator is going to be iffy for a furnace, lights and coffee pot. 2500 would be better, you just might have to make coffe with the heat off.

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SPIN DRY anything with a heating element like a coffee pot or toaster takes a lot of juice about 1000-1500 as far as lights a 100 watt bulb = 100 watts of power and if you are running a blower motor they take more at start up than running.If you do a search for generators you can find some good info on wattage requirements.I think you would be ok with the 1850.Depending on how much you plan on using it and how much you want to spend I would suggest you also take a look at the honda 2000 although they cost twice as much they are a lot better generator.

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I would go with 2000 watts. Make sure it has a low oil shutoff. Save the box! Cut out one side and place over the generator for a noise baffle.

chunk

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I own a Honda 1000 watt, great unit. Everyone is always amazed a how quiet it is. These Hondas also have a switch so if you don't require a full load, it will idle down to your required level, really a big saver on gas and volume too! Once you turn something on and it requires more juice the unit idles right up to meet the demand.

Serious do yourself a favor and buy a generator for life, you'll never need to replace this units.

[This message has been edited by Grabs (edited 10-01-2003).]

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Thanks for all the help guys!! I'm on my way out to look at some now. Good luck.

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If you are considering a honda I would check on the net I found mine the cheapest there with no tax and delivered free to my door

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I did basically the same thing, but I printed off the internet flyer and brought it into Northern Tool and they price matched it plus 10% of the difference.

So figure as mentioned before, figure out what you want and then shop the internet.

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Just found out my coffee maker only draws 1000 watts, the rest of my stuff will run off my truck battery so it can't draw that much. Good luck.

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Spin, just remember. Nothing worse than when you need more and you aint got it.

chunk

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I was standing next to a running Honda in the dark once and I didn't realize what it was. I had to ask what that very, very faint "hummmm" was. I've never heard an engine run so quiet in my life!

Buy the Honda!

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