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Thread: Curb Find of the Week - 15,000 W Generator

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    Default Curb Find of the Week - 15,000 W Generator

    I was riding my bicycle around today and ran across this on the curb:

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    Haven't checked it out yet, because the battery was dead. If the battery will hold a charge, I'll check it out this week. SCORE!!!

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    We await developments.

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    Congrats!!!

    Nothing like being at the right place at the right time.
    Some folks have more money than they know what to do with if they're leaving stuff like this on the curb.

    Oh well it's found a loving home now. LOL
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    What if he just sat it there while he went to get his pickup. Surprise, surprise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SLK001 View Post
    I was riding my bicycle around today and ran across this on the curb
    You been riding past 3 phase's place often?

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    Quote Originally Posted by loose nut View Post
    What if he just sat it there while he went to get his pickup. Surprise, surprise.
    Well, it took me an hour to horse that thing into the back of my pickup - it must weigh 500 pounds! During the loading, no one came by "claiming" it.

    Folks around here will run them after a hurricane, then just shut them off once power is restored. They leave the gas on, so the gas leaves a terrible varnish in the carburetor, so that when they need it again in three or four years time, it won't start. They try and try to get it to start, then conclude that "it must be bad", so it is to the curb with it! I'm pretty sure that I'll have to remove the carb and soak it in carb cleaner to "de-varnish" the thing first. I can't believe the size of the thing - it's like a small car!

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    If you get it running and producing power then nice score!

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    Just for S&G I Goggled it and found this site https://www.powerequipmentdirect.com...582/p1264.html

    It shows a slightly newer model but they price it at $2,839.00 (and say it weighs 450 pounds).

    Since no one else has said it...you SUCK!

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    is it single phase only ?
    it said 30hp on it .

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    dang, nice work, both on the find and the hauling it home. Hope it's easy to get running again.

    I love curb finds and it always amazes me what people will throw out.

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