back-up generator

Discussion in 'Pond Construction & Equipment' started by D&RW, Nov 18, 2009.

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Do you have a portable generator and have you used it on your pond

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  3. Used-yes

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    D&RW

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    Costco has a good sale on with 30% off for a 3200 watt portable generator. I'm thinking of buying one. I'm interested in how many folks have one and have used one.
     
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    nope. If the power goes out, it goes out. I have seen these small battery powered aerators that I was thinking of getting. Petstores sell 'em for like $10 bucks each. I was think of 4 as a backup.

    If I had a power outage and my husband thought I was powering the pond instead of the freezer and fridge, I think he'd kill me. LOL!
     
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    hey, this generator could run two pumps and the fridge and freezer. that's the neat thing.
     
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    my hubby would say it can run something else other than the pond. LOL! He doesn't dislike the pond, but just can't see it coming first before having something else powered up first.
     
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    understood. these hobbies need limits. i still feel pretty good about our investment because the estimates we got to have a pond build still exceed what we have in it, but. . .
     
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    oh yes, having a pond professionally built costs some serious moolah for sure! Unless you have the pocketbook for it, you're going to get your own shovel out and dig.
     
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    and dig, and dig, and dig:passedout:
     
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    koiguy1969 GIGGETY-GIGGETY!!

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    yeah, but then you can say "I DID THAT" with a sense of a job well done!! not "i paid for that" with a sense of being broke
     
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    so true koiguy. The pride factor is huge with a personal pond build. And being able to thumb your nose at the high-priced builders and all the money you've saved is priceless!
     
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    DrDave Innovator Moderator

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    I edited the title. It did not distinctly mention ponds. I have had several generators and I have used them for over 33 years, but never on a pond nor have I had one in the past 16 years. Polls have to consider all possible situations. I could have given 3 different answers to this poll before I edited the title.

    There is another poll with similar problems. Please think before you publish one that there may be other possible scenarios that could tarnish your results.

    Feel free to ask me to edit any after you review them. I like polls, but they are not usefull unless worded correctly.
     
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    If it is possible, please just remove the poll. thanks, RW
     
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    BTW, this information you guys provided was very helpful. rather than buy a generator, I bought a cheap inverter because I already had two 12 V deep cell batteries. The OASE aerator I have will run for a long time on one of those batteries, so I feel better now. Ironically we've already had a short power outage.
     
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