Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
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How to Set Up a Generator to Provide Power for Your Home

In the event of a power outage, the ideal emergency solution for a home or business is an automatic standby generator. Watch this video to find out more.
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Residential and Commercial Portable Generators

There are some important differences between portable generators designed for residential and commercial use.Watch this video to find out more. Residential generators are usually used to provide emergency backup power for select appliances within a home while portable generators for commercial use are often used on a jobsite when electricity isn't available.

How to Setup and Maintain a Portable Generator

It's important to know how to setup and maintain your portable generator, including filling crankcase with oil, filling fuel tank, and running the generator for 10 minutes or so every 2 to 3 months. Watch this video to find out more.
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Portable Generator Safety Tips

It's important that you safeguard yourself and your family from the dangers associated with a portable generator like carbon monoxide, fuel spills, faulty wiring, electrical shock, and generator overload. Watch this video to find out more.
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Inverter and Conventional Portable Generators

There are two basic types of portable generators: conventional and inverter. Conventional generators use a mechanical alternator to produce AC power while inverter generators produce DC power and convert it to AC power. Watch this video to find out more.
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How to Use a Portable Generator Safely

Portable generators are a great way to provide power during outages, but there are some important safety considerations, including carbon monoxide poisoning and electrical overloads that can damage appliances.

Power Where You Need It

More and more tools these days are cordless, but from time to time you still need to plug a tool in. That usually leads to an extension cord strung across the garage or workshop floor which in turn leads to someone inevitably tripping over it.