the 5600watts sure do provide ample power and I think the 10HP B&S really works well. Mine is on wheels and performs perfectly. I had the chance to work with it during the storms earlier in the year down here and it was fabulous!!!
I have had a 5000 watt Sears for years, it runs well pump, furnace, refridgerator, freezer, 1 burner on stove or microwave, and lights, tv (cable usually out when power is anyway).
I have it wired to circuit box with a "main" circuit to switch over from street power to generator, so there will be no power feeding back into the utility lines. Be sure this is done correctly, it is possible to kill someone working on restoring utility service if there is not a switch isolating your house from the outside utilities while the generator is running.
If you do this, you have to be very careful to unplug motors and compressors while starting generator. You also have to be very careful not to overload generator when it is running. Also do not run computer unless you have a good surge protecte/power backup.
You should be in good shape with the 5600 watt, and the envy of the neighborhood when the power is out. You may also find out that you have a lot of new "friends" when they are sitting in the cold and dark.
The transfer switches aren't cheap ($450-$500 installed) but are well worth it. You identify the appliances that you want to be operational and the electrician will selectively wire those circuits into the transfer switches. You can then select which ones you will turn on. That will include the pump. I feel that it was money well spent on keeping my family and the linemen/women safe by using a professional and the correct equipment.
I bought one in July to run my sump pump during power outages.Have not really used it much yet but.Is a very easy starting engine.Not exactly quite however.But that was not a concern for me.I would like to run my well pump also but it is hardwired.I will only use mine for the sump pump and possibly refregerator and deep freeze.
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