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  1. #14
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    Sep 2005
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    A loose rule of thumb... and we should NOT follow rules of thumb:

    It takes around 3 times the watts to START an elec motor as it does to RUN the same motor. Whatever your run watts are (volts x amps)... then 3 times with some wiggle room probably will work.
    I agree with Motoguy... a larger unit is a better choice. Remember that generally speaking: A generator will produce close to the same watts on LP gas as gasoline... yet around 20-25% LESS on NG.

    Have a LICENSED electrician handle this for you.
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  2. #15
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    Location
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    How about a hard start kit to reduce LRA on start=up?
    You have got to learn from other people's mistakes! Because God knows you don't live long enough to make them all yourself !!!!!!!!

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