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Re: Portable Generators

To: John Miller <>
Subject: Re: Portable Generators
From: Trevor Boicey <>
Date: Sun, 21 Jun 1998 01:20:22 -0400
John Miller wrote:
>  - Most have low oil shutoffs - is this important? My lawnmower doesn't burn
>    enough oil in one season to need oil added.  Why should a generator?

  I would say "essential".

  During the much publicized ice storm that hit this area of Canada
earlier this year, one of the things I found myself doing was learning
on the spot how generators work and what is wrong with them when
they aren't.

  Luckily, a little bit of oil was all it took to get some
people warm again. However, if that gadget wouldn't have been
there it would have been an expensive ice storm for
a lot of people.

>  - Is electric start a worth while feature on larger units?

  If you want the wife to be able to start it.

Trevor Boicey, Ottawa, Canada.,
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