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automatic generators and bilge pumps

Posted by jb on August 1st, 2000 11:05 AM
In reply to It's A Good Idea ... by Jay J on July 31st, 2000 01:56 PM [Go to top of thread]

Generac sells them. They basically use their high quality portable home generators (the best around in my opinion) and package them with a metal shed, battery start and automatic transfer switch etc. You can see them at:
These systems cost between 3 - 13 thousand dollars, depending on capacity etc. Pretty expensive. If you are going to go with a battery powered backup then I would definately read this:
Granted, it is about boats, but the same principles apply. I think the batteries are key. YOu could probably spend $200 on two large, heavy marine batteries. I don't know how long it would go without recharge.

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