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Old 05-21-2012, 10:26 PM   #29
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I have a whole stack of the carpet tiles like they use on raised floors in office buildings. I park in sand, but it does help a little when place below my 5500 Onan.

I've heard the Honda gets it's fresh air from the bottom and it is a good idea to sit it on plywood while on dirt. My Yammy gets it's air from the ends, but I still sit it on plywood.

I also machined a 3" extension, used the stock clamp to mounted it and put a Briggs and Stratton screw-on lawn mower muffler on the end. Lowered the dbs a little.

Don't have the capability to machine anything, but that there's a handy idea.
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I already had a piece of aluminum 1/2" threaded conduit and just bored it out to fit the Yammy exhaust port. I originally had the 4" straight thru mower muffler, but this is claimed to be 50% quieter. Can't say for sure; don't have a db meter.
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:52 AM   #31
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This post will give you many posters telling you what they have is best. Virtually noone has purchased both and made a comparison. Not much value. Just like the TPMS thread that has been running (-:
actually... Ive owned both. I switched to the honda because it came out with the "companion" model and the MSRP on the parallel cable for the yammie was $100. Of course my first set of EU gennies I paid $200 for a gentran parallel setup that ended up breaking and the stupid power outlet.
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I neglected to mention that the Hondas can be duplexed for 4 KW of power. There's a cable you use to connect them together. If you decide on a Honda try Mayberrys in NJ first. They had the best price I could find several years ago. It was just under $1000 with free delivery.
wisesales.com honda or yammie. Make your $1000 deal look absolutely silly
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wisesales.com honda or yammie. Make your $1000 deal look absolutely silly
Perhaps. It was several years ago and a lot has changed in the economy since then. How much is their shipping from IL to FL for an EU2000?
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I see why you ask. "Become a member to see pricing, it's free" I hate places like that. Perpetual emails.

I used an alternate email just for you Graf.

Quote for 1 (one) Honda EU2000i Generator

Price: $899.99 Free Shipping & No Tax (Except Illinois)

EF2000iS Yamaha Generator: $989.10

I paid $830 1/10.
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Specifications / Manufacturer Yamaha
Model Number EF2000iS
Engine Type OHV, Forced Air-Cooled, Four-Stroke, Single Cylinder
Engine Displacement 79 cc
Starting System Recoil (pull to start)
Ignition System TCI: Transistor Controlled Ignition
Fuel Tank Capacity 1.1 gal.
Continuous Operation Time 10.5 hrs
Maximum AC Output 2000 watts
Rated AC Output 1600 watts
DC Output Yes
Rated AC Current 13.3 / 16.7 amps @ 120V
Parallel Capable Yes
Rated Voltage 120V
Frequency 60 hz
Receptacles 10A 12V DC, 120V 20A Duplex
Noise Level 51.5 - 61 dBA
Dry Weight 44.1
Overall Dimensions 19.3 in X 11.0 in X 17.9 in
Residential Warranty 3 Years Limited Warranty

Specifications / Manufacturer Honda
Model Number EU2000iA
Engine Type Honda GX100
Engine Displacement 98.5 cc
Starting System Recoil
Ignition System Electronic Ignition
Fuel Tank Capacity 1.1 gal
Continuous Operation Time 4hrs. @ rated load, 9.6 hrs. @ 1/4 load
Maximum AC Output 2000 Watts
Rated AC Output 1600 Watts
DC Output 12V, 96W (8A)
Rated AC Current 120V 2000W max. (16.7A) 1600W rated (13.3A)
Parallel Capable Yes
Rated Voltage 120V
Frequency 60 hz
Receptacles 20A 125V Duplex
Noise Level 59 dB @ rated load 53dB @ 1/4 load
Dry Weight 46.3
Overall Dimensions 20.1" x 11.4" x 16.7"
Residential Warranty 3 Years
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I like to buy American whenever practical. However, if either of these manufacturers decide to enter the mainstream RV generator market, Onan is in danger of loosing a lot of business. I know the Diesel generators are pretty quiet, I'm talking about the 4000 and 7000W gas generators.

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Honda WAS in the built-in RV generator business. They built a water cooled two cylinder 4000w and 6000w version. The EV4000 and EV6000. I had a EV4000 in our first RV a 27' class C. It was quite noisy as it turned 3700 rpm all the time and had three different cooling fans that emitted a very annoying whine. They have been discontinued I am told.

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I really like that eco mode Hondas have. I leave it in that switch position all the time. It typically runs 24 hours or close to it when I use it for my house.
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A plus for Honda as opposed to Yamaha is the Honda EU series engines have a fuel pump. That makes it very simple to add a exterior extended run fuel tank. I have a 3 gallon outboard motor tank connected to my Honda EU1000i and it will run a week of normal battery charging time without ever having to look at fuel. I bought a fuel tank cap from ebay that has 1/8" pipe thread on top that was easy to plumb to the tank.

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I really like that eco mode Hondas have. I leave it in that switch position all the time. It typically runs 24 hours or close to it when I use it for my house.
I leave my Yamaha in the econo mode too. Haven't had any reason to use it with econo off.
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Perhaps. It was several years ago and a lot has changed in the economy since then. How much is their shipping from IL to FL for an EU2000?
$800 shipped to my door. Asked my local dealer to see if he could compete... all he could counter with is "We wont honor the factory warranty"

Wise is an authorized OEM.
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$800 shipped to my door. Asked my local dealer to see if he could compete... all he could counter with is "We wont honor the factory warranty"

Wise is an authorized OEM.
How can you get it for $800?
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