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GAS LEAK (it's your fault)
on September 14, 2017
This thing was on my radar since Matthew last year. I became a generator guru trying not to be disappointed and get hosed. In almost every review I found Durostar/Duromax were in the top 5 for reliability and price (that's my low bar standard).
We ordered about a week before Irma made landfall near Puerto Rico (note to self Amazon Prime can bog down during state emergencies) and received it Two days before the storm hit Tampa. Two day Prime has its exceptions. So don't wait if you really need one!
Bought a transfer switch as well (Protran Reliance on Amazon 👍🏽 Pic included) and this thing powered 4 rooms (ceiling fans and outlets), fridge, tv & garage door.
Obviously not enough for AC and not everything being used always at the same time. But it kept my family sane and the food from spoiling in the fridge.
The only issue I had was (operator error) a gas leak that seemed to come from an oil filter overspill at the bottom of the unit.
Typical man, if some gas is good...overfill is the best. No. I had to siphon about a gallon out to make the leak stop.
Also called Durostar rep and they confirmed it was my error. Don't make the same mistake as me. 3 1/2 gallons - 4 tops or you'll get the leak.
Very fuel efficient as well we only went through 6 gallons (a tank and a half) for about 17 total hours of use. The box says 10 hrs per tank and that's just about right but my machine seemed even a bit more efficient (maybe because we didn't come close to max load). For reference my neighbor bought an off brand & ran through 15 gallons of gas only powering 2 refrigerators during the same outage as us! We had plenty to spare.
Overall I'm very happy with the purchase and will store this thing properly for (hopefully) many hurricane seasons to come.
Do your research but I'm sure you'll find Durostar is up there.
No issues from mine. Will update future uses and storms.