I still have a 2 bay steam table that I can’t use with the generator.
You CAN get by with an under sized gen, but it’s a pain!
I’m mainly on generator only 1 day a week, and it’s during the colder months, so it’s not critical if I rotate fridges on and off, but I would not do it when hot out.
Nothing like the health inspector coming by and your refers are not at proper temp.
When funds are available, I’m going with a 10k generator. I hate being under powered.
Like I was saying…
Everyone in my family has 2,000 watt Yamaha generators already – do the math….a toaster (yes, the silly little thing that takes two (2) slices of bread is 1,500 watts. My little old coffee pot is 800 watts…and so on, and so on..turn on a fridge (wait, you REALLY think the H.D. might actually want to check temp?) and a freezer, and you are WAY over the output of the cute (and quiet) little Hondas and Yamahas.
LOL I bet most of you didnt know that over 1/2 of Alaska has no other power but generators! Hell, half of my ‘city’ (Delta Junction) isn’t on the grid, the folks use old diesel gensets from WWII that the govmint left behind. Noisy, smelly generators are as common as bears up here – meaning they are everywhere.
I understand about noise. I also understand that I want extra power when I need it – and the solution is simple. We figured this out years ago, not sure why you peeps haven’t taken the mental leap yet.
Listen to a Kohler, Generac or Onan generator next time you are standing by a coach motorhome. What was that? You don’t hear much? MmmmHmmm…that’s cuz there’s baffling, sound chambers (think Bose steroes) and BIG FRIGGIN’ MUFFLERS on them. Piece-O-Cake to fit an automotive style muffler to your loud industrial generator and lose about 10db, more if you build a sound baffle box like my smart brother did. He’s a long-time Burner and his camp is dead quiet, but he has zillions of watts at all times.
Even if I didn’t modify the exhaust, I’d still go with big power. I have 50′ of 6-gauge wire, put the damn thing behind a rock or in the bushes. So far, I’ve only seen 3 mobile rigs in the entire Alaska interior, so ‘neighbors’ don’t really exist. And if i did do any vending, it would be at snowmachine races or some other kind of motorsport event, so noise would be the rule, not the exception.
Last summer it was over 90 in Fairbanks for quite some time, and over 80 most of the summer. Yes, it gets relatively hot up here. Yes, I will put in a roof cooler, just because.