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Briggs&Stratton 5500 Watt Storm Responder Portable Gas Generator


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  • 5500 running watts/8250 starting watts
  • Up to 13 hours run time at 50% load
  • Ideal for powering a small appliance and a few household items

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Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: 300 pounds
  • ASIN: B005TIES2E
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #444,643 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)

Product Description

A Power Surge alternator produces up to 50% surge wattage for all your home back-up power needs during a storm. This generator comes with a 25-ft generator adapter cord. Running Watts:5500 Starting Watts:8250 Volts:120/240 Running Amps:45.8 Surge Amps:25.8 Engine Brand:Briggs & Stratton Engine Series:1450 Torque* (ft-lbs, gross):14.50 Engine Displacement (cc)305 OHV Engine:Yes Fuel Tank Capacity (Gallons):7 Run Time @ 1/2 Load:13 Alternator:Standard Start Type:Recoil Low Oil Shutdown:No Automatic Idle Control:No Muffler Lo-ToneTM Fuel Gauge:Yes Hour Meter:No Wheel Material:Never Go Flat Wheel Diameter (Inches):10

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So Irene hit us just north of Richmond, VA and we were without power for 13 days, which was a record even for us.
nashBridges
HD wouldn't exchange it, but offered to send it out for repair under warranty (not a satisfactory solution since we still had no power at home).
eluhy
I am not handy at all however i followed the manual and changed the oil at 5 hours and 50 hours - which was very easy.
James C

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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By whodidit on November 16, 2011
I bought this for huricane irene 5 days no power, next up snowstorm alfred 10 days no power.
this gen. powered everything i needed and some.
1.oil fired boiler for heat/hot water
2.220v well pump.
3.any lights needed
4.dishwasher
5. 1000w microwave.
6. one burner on electric stove.
one day we were having guests over my wife had 2 crock pots plugged in, cooking on the elec. stove top, the dishwasher running,
and me not realizing all this I began vacuuming with a melie vac 1800 watts. as I was vac. I think the well pump kicked on because after a couple min. running the vac all went dark. reset the breaker on the gen and all was good. this gen has performed flawlessly for me. starts on first pull. I was wired into breaker box. I changed oil as per manual after 5 hrs then every 50hrs always use 5-30 synthetic. this gen must be kept level while running per the manual or it might ruin the engine. also someone said it has only an engine on/off switch but it also has a breaker/ on/off sw for the electricity. No I do not work for briggs or whoever makes this thing. I am just a very happy customer. ran for over 250 hrs so far. It is loud but not quite as loud as my friends same size generator starts with G ends with a C show me any gen not "LOUD".
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Honest-Opinion-Guy on August 23, 2012
When we were hit with the "Halloween Storm" that shutdown all of New England we had no power (no one did) for 3 weeks. No gas, no lights, no heat, and limbs falling everwhere with hip high snow. Conn, RI, Mass, and parts of NY. So, I bailed for our cabin on the coast, thank God it was the one place that had power. My wife called a RI Home Depot that'd "..just got'm in, but they're going fast!" Raced there and got one, a "Storm Responder 5500/8250" for around $800? (it wouldn't matter, because to have one is priceless at the time).

I got extra fuel tanks, and made a run for home. Got home (about a week after storm, road still impassable), blasted the truck up driveway, and setup the generator.

It started on THE VERY FIRST PULL!!.. and it ran, flawless. Power to everything, the refrigerator, lights, water, even the electric heaters!! It ran for 6 days solid running time,, only stopped to change the oil per directions.. We inherited a housefull of shivering relatives, and some neighbors, for overnight guests. They thought we had power because of the lights (the sound was so low, in back of the house).

After day 6, I told everybody "I got to give the generator a rest" and turned it off during daylight hours (just to get everybody OUT! Ha!).

When the lights came back on (about 8 or 9 days?),, I turned it off, changed the oil again, stabilized the fuel, covered it up, and put it away.

Today (August 23rd, 2012), nearly a year since that wicked storm, I was cleaning the basement. I found the "Storm Responder" down there, covered in dust. I brought it outside. It started on THE VERY FIRST PULL!! and purred to life, giving me power that I didn't even need at the time..

Maybe I got a good one,, but this generator is something that I wouldn't sell for all the tea in China...
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By nashBridges on November 6, 2011
I'll be honest, I didn't even realize this was a China built product. We had a Powermate 5500 we bought in 2005 and it didn't even last two years, and we only used it four or five times before it just quit working. After paying $300 for a carburetor replacement for the Powermate and realizing it was only putting out 1000 watts, we chucked it and bought this generator to ride out Hurricane Irene this year. After 10 years of living in the country, I know when we're going to lose power for a while.

So Irene hit us just north of Richmond, VA and we were without power for 13 days, which was a record even for us. This generator showed up the day before the storm hit, and I literally set it up after work in about an hour. It only took that long because it is damn difficult to work something that weighs over 200 lbs upside down to get the wheels on. However, once I set it up, it started on the first pull. 12 hours later, we lost power for 13 days.

I've read the other reviews, and I'd be furious if my generator broke and no one would fix it, but ours ran 24/7 for 13 days with few interruptions and that alone is remarkable. We were vigilant about the oil changes - twice during the first 20 hours and every day after that, so maybe that is why ours didn't break, I don't know. It is a strong generator, especially for a portable. After the second day of the power outage, I got an electrician out to wire it up to our existing generator breaker box (we didn't have a cable) and it ran our well pump, TV, computers, and lights well enough for two weeks.

It's not strong enough for water heaters or space heaters, but it did manage to run fans nonstop throughout the "Irene Outage".
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Pen Name on May 10, 2012
This generator is awesome. Totally reliable, great on gas, and can power pretty much anything with the 8200 start up power. I'm laughing at the $1,200 price however. You can get this for about 700-800 at Home Depot. Which is another + about this machine.
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