ECN Electrical Forum - Discussion Forums for Electricians, Inspectors and Related Professionals
ECN Shout Chat
Top Posters(30 Days)
twh 10
jraef 4
Recent Posts
Any UL 508 experts out there?
by sparkyinak. 05/23/17 11:04 PM
Dryer, Range grounding from "Main" panel
by sparkync. 05/23/17 03:32 PM
Heat pump conundrum
by sparkyinak. 05/21/17 08:49 PM
Interesting week
by HotLine1. 05/20/17 11:57 AM
Electrical Pricing Guide
by ElectricianBud. 05/18/17 12:17 PM
New in the Gallery:
SE cable question
Popular Topics(Views)
236,680 Are you busy
171,661 Re: Forum
164,634 Need opinion
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 64 guests, and 11 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Rate This Thread
#207658 - 11/16/12 04:22 PM HOT RECALL NOTICE IN THE SAFETY AND RECALL SECTION  
sparkyinak  Offline
Member
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 1,322
Alaska
Hey my fellow sparkainators, I posted a recall from CPSC for the popular Honda EU200i portable generator. I myself don't always drift down that far on the board however if you have puchased a new one within the last year, you definently want to check it out.

Stay safe


"Live Awesome!" - Kevin Carosa

Work Gear for Electricians and the Trades

#207669 - 11/18/12 05:39 PM Re: HOT RECALL NOTICE IN THE SAFETY AND RECALL SECTION [Re: sparkyinak]  
renosteinke  Offline
Cat Servant
Member
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 5,316
Blue Collar Country
Popular?

How can a generator that sells for 6x it's competition be 'popular?'

Wait. It is bought by many. It has a great reputation. It's quiet, tough, reliable. It runs forever on a thimble of gas. It's power quality is excellent.

Not quite the same as the Chitty-chitty-bang-bang version you can find at the auto parts & imports store.

OK, so no one's perfect. Oops. Compare this 'voluntary recall' though, to the lie & deny practiced by so many firms, whose "guarantee" is only an assertion that if anything breaks, it must be your fault.

There are lessons in this story.


#207681 - 11/19/12 11:57 PM Re: HOT RECALL NOTICE IN THE SAFETY AND RECALL SECTION [Re: sparkyinak]  
Lostazhell  Offline
Member
Joined: Feb 2004
Posts: 1,429
Bakersfield, CA (Originally Or...
Considering what the east coast has been through, I'm sure there's a few out there.. My company has a bad habit of buying gens on the cheap (Harbor Freight)so they tend to last a couple years (maybe!) A guy I work around has a Honda 2KW generator going on about 7 years old..


#207745 - 11/24/12 01:03 PM Re: HOT RECALL NOTICE IN THE SAFETY AND RECALL SECTION [Re: sparkyinak]  
harold endean  Offline
Member
Joined: Feb 2002
Posts: 2,233
Boonton, NJ
I am in northern NJ with John and we survived Sandy. The destruction around here was terrible Downed lines, poles, transformers etc. Lost power for 6 days and some people around here lost power for 2 weeks. Last Monday I had 15 new permits to plane review. 10 of them were for generators. Most gen sets were for whole houses gens.


#207762 - 11/25/12 12:26 PM Re: HOT RECALL NOTICE IN THE SAFETY AND RECALL SECTION [Re: sparkyinak]  
mikethebull  Offline
Member
Joined: Mar 2007
Posts: 100
Rhode Island
Here in southern New England only a small amont of people lost power. But, it was still for two to four weeks. And all the home improvement stores were sold out of generators until recently.



Member Spotlight
Posts: 362
Joined: April 2003
Show All Member Profiles 
Featured:

2017 NEC and Related
2017 NEC
Now Available!

Shout Box
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.0
Page Time: 0.013s Queries: 15 (0.003s) Memory: 0.7691 MB (Peak: 0.9099 MB) Zlib enabled. Server Time: 2017-05-24 04:08:11 UTC