Briggs & Stratton 30471 - 8000 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator - 30471

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Briggs & Stratton 30471 - 8000 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator - 30471 - Home Back-up Generator For The Essentials + Briggs & Stratton Elite 2100 Series OHV Engine Powerful overhead valve engine for long life & quieter operation Electric Start with Recoil Backup Start the generator with a simple press of a button
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Wattage 8000 Watt
User Reviews
easy to assemble, started right off,
5 Star Review   By Chief on Home Depot - Jun 11, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Customer service was great, received my discount for being retired military.. thanks Home Depot for the great shopping experience.

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Good value - great product
5 Star Review   By GenBot on Acme Tools - Mar 5, 2013   

Product arrived quicker than expected was easy to setup and start and runs great

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Great Generator
5 Star Review   By dpiddy19 on Home Depot - Feb 25, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

After losing power for 8 days during Irene and then 8 days for Sandy it was time to purchase a generater. After many months of online research and contemplating the purchase of a stand-by generator with nat gas I elected to not break the piggy bank and instead purchase a portable unit. I check out many reviews online and decided on this model. Upon receipt of the generator which took almost two weeks I had my electrician stop by and he installed a 10 circuit manual transfer switch. Upon assembling the negative battery cable, wheels, adding oil, and gas, we wheeled generator to side of my house and plugged into the 32amp twist lock outlet and then turned key and it started right up. We turned on all 10 circuits and the generator did not get bogged down at all it worked just fine. I will test it again in a few weeks but I know we are ready now for the next big hurricane or storm. Its a great feeling to have a emergency back up plan. Peace of mind well worth the cost. Best, Dan

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Absolutely great generator
5 Star Review   By webibeay on Home Depot - Feb 12, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Purchased this 2 years ago after being without power for a week from hurricane Irene. This is a fantastic generator - it runs my entire house, is easy to store/start/use -- and was a life saver after winter storm Nemo. We were without power for 4 days in 8 degree cold and it ran the entire house including furnace, refrigerator, stove etc... It's great on gas and worked without a flaw. Yes, it is a little noisy - but frankly a large generator would be. Can't say enough good things and that this was a total life saver!!!!!!

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Great great great
5 Star Review   By jzpianos on Home Depot - Jan 10, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Best Bang for the buck......I can power all of what I need:oil furnace & hot water, well pump, fridge, freezer, lights here and there, TV, coffee machine and toaster........we're good to go. Up to 10,000 surge watts

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Highly Recommended
5 Star Review   By HappyCustomer on Home Depot - Jan 1, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

This product was out of stock for some time and I was tempted to buy a different generator. I'm glad I didn't! Everything about this generator says "quality". The instructions are easy to understand, it was simple to assemble and started on the third pull of the cord. This generator runs much quieter than my old generator. I have not used it yet for an extended period of time, but I have no doubt it will exceed my expectations. And if there are any problems, I'm sure Home Depot will help get them corrected.

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Very Happy to have a reliable generator under critical circumstances
4 Star Review   By Jim A on Norwall PowerSystems - Dec 20, 2012    ( See more reviews from Norwall PowerSystems )

Recieved the generator on schedule, easy to start. I was away from home and my wife was very happy that she was able to start the generator by herself. Being a Master Electrician, this 8,000 watt generator exceeded my expectations, which handled the load with no problems. It is very reliable, which gives me peace of mind that I purchased the right generator for my application.

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Have only tested it so far..
5 Star Review   By Jeff on Home Depot - Dec 18, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Seems like a quality unit.. I've only tested it after I installed the 10 circuit transfer switch.. The funny thing was that when I killed the main breaker in the house..and started the generator.. then started powering up the individual circuits.. the generator never changed tones.. I mean.. it never bogged down when something got power.. I was amazed at this... it powers everything I have connected to the transfer switch and could do more if needed.. Assembly was a breeze.. put the wheels on and connect one side of the battery.. add the included oil.. (this I will change to synthetic at the first change).. add gas.. pull the choke out.. turn the key... presto.. fired right up... I like that it has a fuel shut off valve.. I shut that and allowed it to run till it stopped to get fuel out of the carb .. Guess I'll know more when it's needed for the first time.. but as of now.. I'm satisfied with the unit.. I figured it's a briggs and stratton.. it can't be bad... have loved their motors for many years... It also comes with it's own battery charger to keep the battery charged till needed... but also has pull start.. I didn't try to pull it over yet.. guess that should be my next test...

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Just in time for Hurricane Sandy
4 Star Review   By Chris Hennen on Norwall PowerSystems - Nov 2, 2012    ( See more reviews from Norwall PowerSystems )

Our B/S 30471 served us well during Hurricane Sandy. Started right up and powered all the essentials. My only criticism to date is that it's a bit noisier than expected. The dB level was a purchase consideration but I wasn't expecting it to be as loud as it is. Otherwise, no problems at this stage.

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Good overall generator for the money
4 Star Review   By Workingman on Home Depot - Sep 19, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

For the price it has a been a good product. It will not run a Geothermal heating cooling system, the startup is too much draw on it. It will run everything else in my 5400 sq ft house.

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Briggs & Stratton 30471 - 8000 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator - 30471 - Home Back-up Generator For The Essentials + Briggs & Stratton Elite 2100 Series OHV Engine Powerful overhead valve engine for long life & quieter operation Electric Start with Recoil Backup Start the generator with a simple press of a button
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Wattage 8000 Watt
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Product Title Briggs & Stratton 30471 - 8000 Watt Electric Start Portable Generator - 30471
Manufacturer Briggs & Stratton
Lowest Price $1,199.00 from Global Industrial
Power Score 4.4 | 17 Reviews
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Wattage: 8000 Watt
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easy to assemble, started right off,
5 Star Review   By Chief on Home Depot - Jun 11, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Customer service was great, received my discount for being retired military.. thanks Home Depot for the great shopping experience.

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Good value - great product
5 Star Review   By GenBot on Acme Tools - Mar 5, 2013   

Product arrived quicker than expected was easy to setup and start and runs great

33% of readers found this review helpful.

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Great Generator
5 Star Review   By dpiddy19 on Home Depot - Feb 25, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

After losing power for 8 days during Irene and then 8 days for Sandy it was time to purchase a generater. After many months of online research and contemplating the purchase of a stand-by generator with nat gas I elected to not break the piggy bank and instead purchase a portable unit. I check out many reviews online and decided on this model. Upon receipt of the generator which took almost two weeks I had my electrician stop by and he installed a 10 circuit manual transfer switch. Upon assembling the negative battery cable, wheels, adding oil, and gas, we wheeled generator to side of my house and plugged into the 32amp twist lock outlet and then turned key and it started right up. We turned on all 10 circuits and the generator did not get bogged down at all it worked just fine. I will test it again in a few weeks but I know we are ready now for the next big hurricane or storm. Its a great feeling to have a emergency back up plan. Peace of mind well worth the cost. Best, Dan

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Absolutely great generator
5 Star Review   By webibeay on Home Depot - Feb 12, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Purchased this 2 years ago after being without power for a week from hurricane Irene. This is a fantastic generator - it runs my entire house, is easy to store/start/use -- and was a life saver after winter storm Nemo. We were without power for 4 days in 8 degree cold and it ran the entire house including furnace, refrigerator, stove etc... It's great on gas and worked without a flaw. Yes, it is a little noisy - but frankly a large generator would be. Can't say enough good things and that this was a total life saver!!!!!!

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Great great great
5 Star Review   By jzpianos on Home Depot - Jan 10, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Best Bang for the buck......I can power all of what I need:oil furnace & hot water, well pump, fridge, freezer, lights here and there, TV, coffee machine and toaster........we're good to go. Up to 10,000 surge watts

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Highly Recommended
5 Star Review   By HappyCustomer on Home Depot - Jan 1, 2013    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

This product was out of stock for some time and I was tempted to buy a different generator. I'm glad I didn't! Everything about this generator says "quality". The instructions are easy to understand, it was simple to assemble and started on the third pull of the cord. This generator runs much quieter than my old generator. I have not used it yet for an extended period of time, but I have no doubt it will exceed my expectations. And if there are any problems, I'm sure Home Depot will help get them corrected.

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Very Happy to have a reliable generator under critical circumstances
4 Star Review   By Jim A on Norwall PowerSystems - Dec 20, 2012    ( See more reviews from Norwall PowerSystems )

Recieved the generator on schedule, easy to start. I was away from home and my wife was very happy that she was able to start the generator by herself. Being a Master Electrician, this 8,000 watt generator exceeded my expectations, which handled the load with no problems. It is very reliable, which gives me peace of mind that I purchased the right generator for my application.

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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Have only tested it so far..
5 Star Review   By Jeff on Home Depot - Dec 18, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Seems like a quality unit.. I've only tested it after I installed the 10 circuit transfer switch.. The funny thing was that when I killed the main breaker in the house..and started the generator.. then started powering up the individual circuits.. the generator never changed tones.. I mean.. it never bogged down when something got power.. I was amazed at this... it powers everything I have connected to the transfer switch and could do more if needed.. Assembly was a breeze.. put the wheels on and connect one side of the battery.. add the included oil.. (this I will change to synthetic at the first change).. add gas.. pull the choke out.. turn the key... presto.. fired right up... I like that it has a fuel shut off valve.. I shut that and allowed it to run till it stopped to get fuel out of the carb .. Guess I'll know more when it's needed for the first time.. but as of now.. I'm satisfied with the unit.. I figured it's a briggs and stratton.. it can't be bad... have loved their motors for many years... It also comes with it's own battery charger to keep the battery charged till needed... but also has pull start.. I didn't try to pull it over yet.. guess that should be my next test...

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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Just in time for Hurricane Sandy
4 Star Review   By Chris Hennen on Norwall PowerSystems - Nov 2, 2012    ( See more reviews from Norwall PowerSystems )

Our B/S 30471 served us well during Hurricane Sandy. Started right up and powered all the essentials. My only criticism to date is that it's a bit noisier than expected. The dB level was a purchase consideration but I wasn't expecting it to be as loud as it is. Otherwise, no problems at this stage.

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Good overall generator for the money
4 Star Review   By Workingman on Home Depot - Sep 19, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

For the price it has a been a good product. It will not run a Geothermal heating cooling system, the startup is too much draw on it. It will run everything else in my 5400 sq ft house.

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So far, just great!
5 Star Review   By dave128 on Home Depot - Sep 12, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Exactly as promised. We followed the directions carefully - beginning with opening the box. Worked like a charm. NO problems - everything was in terrific condition, easy to put together. Started with first turn of the key. We've not needed to use it yet (thank goodness) but from what we've seen, no complaints at all.

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great prouduct !!! will run our whole house!
5 Star Review   By JerryAnn on Home Depot - Mar 28, 2012    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Home Depot had the best price on same model. aas always great customer service

100% of readers found this review helpful.

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very nice generator
4 Star Review   By geosan on Home Depot - Nov 2, 2011    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

it took longer to get it out of the box than to set it up. Arrived in top condition, all parts included and labeled. Added some fuel and the included oil and it started with the 1st touch of the key. Hooked up a 10 circuit transfer switch and i'm good to go. After loosing power for 48 hours during Irene I didn't want to try that again during our long winters. Peace of mind now for sure.

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This product quality workmanship
5 Star Review   By BJW0543 on Home Depot - Sep 29, 2011    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Delivered in very good time. Unboxed put oil and gas in it started and ran great. Everything working! I did my research on this generator before buying found a place that had 44 reviews on it and it had a 41/2 out of 5. Once I got it I could see why. One of the main reasons I bought this from Home Depot is because of thier great customer service.

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Doesn't work
1 Star Review   By SIG1 on Home Depot - Sep 21, 2011    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Generator delivered in timely fashion. Three hours later I unpacked it and prepped the unit as per directions. Imagine my surprise when gas started to pour out of the carburator. The store picked up the unit and sent it for repair. This happened two weeks ago, yesturday I spoke to the repair shop and was informed the carburator was rusty. Thr shop said I might see the generator in two more weeks. So much for made in the USA. Home depot has been out standing with their help and assistance.

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Good generator
4 Star Review   By DocMech on Home Depot - Jun 25, 2011    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

Like the generator, wish is was equipped with automatic idle and included the different cables that would be needed. Added fuel and oil, followed start up directions and ran like a champ.

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Briggs & Stratton Generator
4 Star Review   By joleet4728 on Home Depot - May 1, 2011    ( See more reviews from Home Depot )

I sure do hope this one lasts longer than the last Briggs & Stratton. We are happy with our new one but cannot fork out money for another generator in 2 years. These generators should be made to last longer than that. If we could afford a bigger and better one, we would do it but we are on a fixed income and it makes it very hard to do that. Thank you

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