Generators – Side by side

It was a nice day out and I decided that it was time to give the new generator a try. Out of the box I added the requisite amount of fuel and oil, flipped the switch and the petcock, gave it a single pull and it fired right up.

the two generators

My old 1200 Watt generator took three solid pulls, and that is a rapid start compared to some of the battles it has put up in the past (name brand spark plug makes all the difference).

I attached videos of each starting up below the cut for anyone who has the sudden urge to see a short video clip of a generator starting up.

We’ve offered the 1200 Watt to family, so it should be disappearing shortly (needed to make sure the new one ran before getting rid of the old one – common sense).


  1. Madeye says:

    Not that you’ve actually fired up that new generator, it’s one more item for the (growing) list of ‘toys’ to maintain … What the heck, fuel stabilizer is inexpensive, eh? … LOL!

    It’ll soon be time to start wiring in the circuitry for the transfer switch, eh? ;-)

  2. Mugwug says:

    Funny you should mention that….been looking at them.

    Ah heck, the maintenance isn’t that big a deal…it’s jut administrivia.

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