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Old 31-10-2011, 07:40   #31
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Re: Honeywell 2000i and Honda 2000i Portable Gens

Just seen a piece on the TV news. NYFD was collecting Honda Gen sets because they are an explosive and fire threat. They had about 50 of them piled up on the sidewalk. They didn't say what is wrong with them in the article only how dangerous they are. I'm going to check with Honda to see if they have a recall on them.
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Old 31-10-2011, 07:47   #32
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Re: Honeywell 2000i and Honda 2000i Portable Gens

Nothing wrong with the generators. Just taking them off the OWS demonstrators. There's a rule prohibiting them in the park.
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Re: Honeywell 2000i and Honda 2000i Portable Gens

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Just seen a piece on the TV news. NYFD was collecting Honda Gen sets because they are an explosive and fire threat. They had about 50 of them piled up on the sidewalk. They didn't say what is wrong with them in the article only how dangerous they are. I'm going to check with Honda to see if they have a recall on them.
One lawyer filed suit as a result of a fire at his home in 2008 caused by placing the exhaust too close to the wood siding. He claimed there is not sufficient warning that the exhaust was hot. The court found that idiots have no business using a generator.
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Old 27-04-2013, 14:05   #34
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Re: Honeywell 2000i and Honda 2000i Portable Generators

I know this is an old thread but thought I'd put my 2 cents worth in anyway. I'd go with the honda I've had mine now for about 3 yrs. Problem free an it's quite. It will run everything except the A/C. And it will run that too just not when you need it the most, on the hottest of days. And I hear Dometic has solved that with a smart start kit if you have to have A/C. Anyway I know the Honda's more but not really that much when you consider what it would cost to but in a permanent Gen set (what 8 to 12 K).
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Old 27-04-2013, 14:36   #35
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I had kipor 2000 boatingwith my buddies who have hondas. could not tell much difference, except the kipor is yellow
Ive seem them (Kipor) for sale in Guatemala at a good price, but was a bit skeptical of them...maybe good after all.
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Old 28-04-2013, 11:29   #36
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Re: Honeywell 2000i and Honda 2000i Portable Generators

Probably no difference except the price.
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Re: Honeywell 2000i and Honda 2000i Portable Generators

huge difference between the honeywell and the Honda or yamaha. and the price reflects it.
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Re: Honeywell 2000i and Honda 2000i Portable Generators

Having left petrol in my Honda for a few days more than desirable I was looking for a way to sort out the problem.

Easy. Just take generator to nearest dealer and pay the bill!

I can find no workshop manual and no parts diagram anywhere. Dealers have them but not the poor ##### that paid good money.

All other things being equal I'd go with the generator with a good workshop manual and parts diagrams.
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Re: Honeywell 2000i and Honda 2000i Portable Generators

I love my Honda generator, and, at $820 two years ago, it is well worth the extra cost over some of those cheaper units. Anyone who says the higher noise level of the older, non-inverter types doesn't bother them, is either already half deaf, or they haven't really spent much time with one.
My advice, like most of the others responding, is go for the Honda! If the 1K Honda would fit your needs, that would be even better.
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Re: Honeywell 2000i and Honda 2000i Portable Generators

There is, however, a Honda EU 2000i recall in effect.
It seems they had some difficulties with a supplier, and the result was a few suffered a leaking fuel line, with attendant risk of fire.

Those affected by the recall are #'s EAAJ - 2260273 through EAAJ - 2485025

Go to powerequipment.honda.com/support/recalls-and-updates to see if yours is included.

They are still great little generators!
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Re: Honeywell 2000i and Honda 2000i Portable Generators

read the whole, thread learned nothing since no one with experience with the Honeywell has posted
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I have a Honda 1000i generator which would not quite run a small 650w microwave unit through my boat's electrical system. I bought a 2000i unit which has plenty of power.
I attended a marine electrical class last week when several of us asked about using portable generators on boats. The instructor said it was not a good idea, not only from the CO hazard but there is a possibility of stray current leakage which would attack metal parts of the boat through the grounding system if the shore power cord is plugged into the generator.

Have not verified this with Honda yet, but looking at their advertising materials, I don't see anything mentioned about marine use.

Anyone else have this concenn?
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I have a Honda 1000i generator which would not quite run a small 650w microwave unit through my boat's electrical system. I bought a 2000i unit which has plenty of power.
I attended a marine electrical class last week when several of us asked about using portable generators on boats. The instructor said it was not a good idea, not only from the CO hazard but there is a possibility of stray current leakage which would attack metal parts of the boat through the grounding system if the shore power cord is plugged into the generator.

Have not verified this with Honda yet, but looking at their advertising materials, I don't see anything mentioned about marine use.

Anyone else have this concenn?
CO is a real and deadly problem. Corrosion is not a problem.
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I can find no workshop manual and no parts diagram anywhere. Dealers have them but not the poor ##### that paid good money.

All other things being equal I'd go with the generator with a good workshop manual and parts diagrams.
The manual is easily available. My buddy has a hard copy and I have it on a CD.
Here's one on Amazon.
Amazon.com: Honda EU2000 EU2000i Generator Service Repair Shop Manual: Patio, Lawn & Garden
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