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Customer Reviews for FREE SHIPPING - Generac Core Power?« Air-Cooled Automatic Standby Generator - 7kW (LP), 6kW (NG), Generac OHV Engine, Model# 5837

FREE SHIPPING - Generac Core Power?« Air-Cooled Automatic Standby Generator - 7kW (LP), 6kW (NG), Generac OHV Engine, Model# 5837

Item# 167214
24/7 automatic power protection has never been more affordable. Core Power provides backup power to 8 essential circuits within seconds of a power outage. Weather-proof composite enclosure is ideal for both coastal and in-land areas. Permanently installed standby generator runs on LP or natural gas. Includes composite mounting pad and flexible fuel line connector to simplify installation. Handsfree operation no fueling, no manual starting, no extension cords. Compact design for easy serviceability. Includes 50 Amp automatic transfer switch with 8-circuit load center. U.S.A. Auto Shutdown Yes, Battery Included No, Battery Required Yes, UL Listed UL 2200, Start Type Automatic, Transfer Switch 50 Amp, 8-circuit load center, Mounting Pad Included, Phase Single, Engine Cooling Air cooled, Fuel Type Liquid propane, natural gas, Dimensions L x W x H in. 24 x 30 x 33, Enclosure Composite polymer, Rated Watts LP kW 7, Rated Watts NG kW 6, Engine Generac OHV, Engine Displacement cc 420, Volts 240, Rated Watts kW 7 LP/6 NG. Low oil pressure, overspeed, high temperature and overload auto shutdown for safety
Average Customer Rating:
4.732 out of 5
4.7
 out of 
5
(56 Reviews) 56
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Rating Summary (56 reviews)
5 stars
44
4 stars
9
3 stars
3
2 stars
0
1 star
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54 of 55(98%)would recommend this product to a friend.
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Customer Reviews for FREE SHIPPING - Generac Core Power?« Air-Cooled Automatic Standby Generator - 7kW (LP), 6kW (NG), Generac OHV Engine, Model# 5837
Review 1 for FREE SHIPPING - Generac Core Power?« Air-Cooled Automatic Standby Generator - 7kW (LP), 6kW (NG), Generac OHV Engine, Model# 5837
Overall Rating:
4 / 5
4 / 5

Easy install, couple of notes for the next install

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August 7, 2013
By Skidoodude
from Seeley Lake, MT
"This product is easy to install as long as you know some basic wiring and plumbing. A couple of notes:
1)The manual is on a cd. Being that one of the circuits that I was wiring up to the generator was the COMPUTER, Print off a couple of pages on the start up ect. before you turn off power and disconnect things.
2) The conduit that fits the single opening in the generator is too small to run all the wires easily. Plan on cutting a new hole and running a second conduit. This is recommended in the transfer switch instructions but not in the generator instructions.
3)The Siemens transfer switch panel will accept Square D homeline breakers. Even the expensive arc fault worked so don't sweat it if your local hardware store only stocks Square D's.
4)This unit appears to not have the prewire for the cold weather kits. Being that its not going to get cold out for another couple months I can't test this out. I plan to simply hook up the wires in the generator to the n1 and n2 control wires to get the 240 volt that the heating elements need.
5) You will never let a friend build a house that puts the main breaker panel in a finished wall without at minimum putting in an extra 1 1/2 open conduit up or down the wall to make fishing wires EASY if you ever need to install one of these, or even add a circuit!!!
Have fun!!!!"
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+4points
11out of 18found this review helpful.
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Review 2 for FREE SHIPPING - Generac Core Power?« Air-Cooled Automatic Standby Generator - 7kW (LP), 6kW (NG), Generac OHV Engine, Model# 5837
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Clear instructions

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April 23, 2013
By RMTW
from Yankton, SD
"The generator manual is very clear. Installation is easy.
The only drawback is the manual is on a CD. Need a computer to view. Not very handy when the generator location is remote.
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Describe Yourself: Professional
+3points
11out of 19found this review helpful.
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Review 3 for FREE SHIPPING - Generac Core Power?« Air-Cooled Automatic Standby Generator - 7kW (LP), 6kW (NG), Generac OHV Engine, Model# 5837
Overall Rating:
4 / 5
4 / 5

A Handy thing to have in Buffalo

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October 15, 2012
By Sean99
from Buffalo, NY
"Having lived in Buffalo for about 5 years now, one of my wife's requirements was to have a generator. Looking back, it is one of the best things we could have had installed. Our sump pumps run fairly regularly and this generator has kept them running (along with the TV for football games) without a hitch. Great product, I gave it 4 stars solely because I wish they made it easier to purchase parts locally. Usually if you want Generac parts, you need to get them online and if you want something local, you have to do the cross-reference work. But aside form that, it runs great."
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
-10points
17out of 44found this review helpful.
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Review 4 for FREE SHIPPING - Generac Core Power?« Air-Cooled Automatic Standby Generator - 7kW (LP), 6kW (NG), Generac OHV Engine, Model# 5837
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Alreview

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November 16, 2010
By ALreview
from Gansevoort, New York 12831
"This Generac standby generator is awesome and provides even more than I had expected. I can now power my home in the event of a electrical outage and no longer have to lug a rolling generator in the snow, etc. to attain the comforts of home. Though there existed a back order status for this item, I was kept up to date and informed as to the status of my order and did recieve the item in an orderly fashion as soon as it was possibly available.....Thanx........AL H."
Describe Yourself: Home Handyman
+33points
103out of 173found this review helpful.
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