Interestingly my portable genset has run many hours near you like New City, MSMC, Hudson and Kingston to name a few.GeneratorNewb wrote: ↑Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:42 pmAll good points. I lived on long Island for sandy and remember some folks losing NG service. However, I now live in orange county, ny and they apparently have never had a disruption in their NG service.smitcat wrote: ↑Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:53 pmI guess it depends upon your use and goals - during hurricane Sandy we were out for 12 days. The natural gas lines around here were fouled at day 2, propane was mostly unavialable as well. We had 30 gallons in gas cans, 2.5 in the genset and about 100g in the boat in our driveway. I do not have the genset folder here but I think we used about 35 gallons in the genset over 12 days , we used more of the gas we had stored to put in our cars/truck at the time. We even 'donated' 2-3 gallons to the insurance adjuster who visited our property to assess the damage, he was from NC if I remember correctly.GeneratorNewb wrote: ↑Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:40 pmThere's no doubting that the Honda Eu7000is is a phenomenal machine. That's why it's the only portable I would consider buying.smitcat wrote: ↑Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:22 pm
Sounds good in this review....
I'm just having a hard time deciding between the Honda or the standby. Part of me finds it hard to justify spending 40% of the price of the standby on a portable unit I have to hook up and risk not being around when my family needs it.
Another part of me thinks it's a shame to have a permanently installed unit that will see virtually no action. However, when it will be used I have an infinite fuel supply. Gasoline became pretty scarce during Hurricane Sandy.
Gas stations were mostly restored to use by about day 6 at our location.
As for the power lines in my development, they are all underground but once you leave the development they are all above ground and run beside lots of trees. Oddly enough there haven't been many outages.
It sits in the back of my pickup most of the time we are 'portable' and onsite remotely.