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    Generac Generac 17kW Automatic Home Standby Generator System

    Model # 5873|Store SKU # 1000687760

    Overview

    Model # 5873 Store SKU # 1000687760

    The generator experts present the #1 selling automatic standby generator for 24/7 automatic power protection. Choose what you would like to backup, so you can keep your life going without disruption. Unlike a portable generator that requires frequent refueling, the automatic standby generator runs on existing natural gas or LP fuel. The Generac OHVI engine is designed for extended run times - up to 3,000 hours of service with proper maintenance and typical usage. Generac automatic standby generators include a pre-wired EZ switch and wiring kit that provides the easiest and most cost effective installation available on the market. Exclusive Quiet-Test feature means you can be confident that the generator is ready to automatically power up when the power goes out. UL Listed. THIS ITEM CANNOT BE RETURNED.

    1. If the power ever goes out, your Generac standby generator system goes on - automatically - protecting you and your home 24/7. The engine runs on existing natural gas or LP for a continuous, worry-free fuel supply.
    1. Generac OHVI engine is designed specifically for generator use and extended operation. With a two year, 200 hour service interval, your Generac generator will be easy to maintain and last for years to come.
    1. Patented, Quiet-Test features an ultra-quiet, neighborhood-friendly self-test that you can schedule whenever you choose with user friendly digital controls.
    1. Includes a 100 Amp pre-wired EZ switch with 16 circuits, wiring kit, flexible fuel line, and composite mounting pad - for the most cost effective and easiest installation available. Also features an external GFCI outlet for outdoor power needs.Battery must be purchased separately: Group 26R, 12 Volts and 525 CCA Minimum.
    1. Sturdy galvanneal steel enclosure with RhinoCoat paint finish delivers superior weather protection.
    1. Exclusive TruePower™ Technology delivers best-in-class power quality for confident operation of heating and cooling, HD TVs, computers and more.

    Specifications

    Dimensions

    Assembled Depth (in inches)
    48
    Assembled Height (in inches)
    29
    Assembled Weight (in lbs)
    455
    Assembled Width (in inches)
    25
    Packaged Depth (in inches)
    25
    Packaged Height (in inches)
    29
    Packaged Weight (In lbs)
    455
    Packaged Width (in inches)
    48

    Details

    Certified
    Yes
    Country of Origin
    US-United States
    Fuel Type
    Dual Fuel

    Warranty / Certifications

    3 years limited. For customer support, call 888.GENERAC
    Generac 17kW Automatic Home Standby Generator SystemGenerac Generac 17kW Automatic Home Standby Generator SystemThe generator experts present the #1 selling automatic standby generator for 24/7 automatic power protection. Choose what you would like to backup, so you can keep your life going without disruption. Unlike a portable generator that requires frequent refueling, the automatic standby generator runs on existing natural gas or LP fuel. The Generac OHVI engine is designed for extended run times - up to 3,000 hours of service with proper maintenance and typical usage. Generac automatic standby generators include a pre-wired EZ switch and wiring kit that provides the easiest and most cost effective installation available on the market. Exclusive Quiet-Test feature means you can be confident that the generator is ready to automatically power up when the power goes out. UL Listed. THIS ITEM CANNOT BE RETURNED.
    Generac
    1000687760
    Generac 17kW Automatic Home Standby Generator System is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 20.
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    Rated 3 out of 5 by from generator was good. wrong tranfer box for my application. not an exterior rated box. would like to see more options on this I wish I would have had the option at purchase to select differant transfer switches.
    Date published: 2013-05-14
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Check before you buy I bought a 17 kw Generac for backup power on our off-grid system. It failed after less than a few hundred hours, and I mean really failed. The wiring on the stator was done wrong (you can see how someone short-changed it at the factory), so that the coil winding flung into the armature. Complete engine disassembly required and the stator needs to be re-wound. When it did work, it was noisy and runs at full speed even if there's no load on it. And be warned, if you are not a Generac CERTIFIED repair person, Generac will not help you at all - no advice, no clues, no repair manuals, nothing. In Hawaii there are no certified repairman, so I am completely out of luck. You would think they are going to build a cheap piece of junk with a short warrantee, then they should at least have information on their website so you can fix it! Do research before you buy, I wish I had. Generac seems like a good value until you have to fix it.
    Date published: 2013-05-11
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Check your box before uncrating to insure you have all parts I would be very happy with my product if it wasn't for the fact that a box of miscellaneous items needed to install my generator was missing. Fortunately Home Depot made it right and I think I have all the parts now but I don't see the cables to go between the battery and the motor so I may be missing those yet. I think this is a good unit. I just think someone left early on Friday and a number of units are probably missing all the parts. Thank you Home depot and Generac for making this right!
    Date published: 2013-04-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Product Excellence! This product was a hit from day one. It was easy to install and extremely easy to program. Hooking it up to the house gas, with a port for Propane as redundancy worked well.
    Date published: 2013-04-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This generator is an excellent choice as a backup for the house The product is delivered with an excellent set of installation instructions, ranging from preparing the site for the generator to a comprehensive set of wiring diagrams for connecting the unit to the house.
    Date published: 2013-03-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent built product. Highly recommend this product. Nice to see a good American built product.
    Date published: 2012-12-05
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from We purchased this home generator in April 2012. The first time it needed to bemused was this week and the motor is bad We purchased this product in April 2012 since we lose power often and for long periods of time and we have elderly parents to care for. Hurricane sandy just hit us three days ago generator came on ran for 6 hrs and broke. It owners a new motor this is a piece of junk that is extremely expensive. It was total with installation $10000 and it is of unreasonable to want it to work ! They want to repair it which is totally unreasonable! For that money and inconvenience a new one better be installed! We were totally unprepared for our power outage because of generac. We had yo go back to the$400 portable one which worked fine! BEWARE!
    Date published: 2012-11-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The product has come in very handy since we got it Since We purchased the generator ,We have lost power twice.I am a dietabitic and I really do need the power on so that I can keep my insilisn cold. This product has com e in very handy as I know it will in the future.It is so great that it comes on automatically,no fuss,no worry.
    Date published: 2012-08-08
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    does home depot install generac generators

    Asked by: Anonymous
    Currently Home Depot Canada does not install Generac generators; they only sell them. To get one installed by a certified Generac dealer in your area visit generac.com and click "Find a dealer" in the bottom left corner.
    Answered by: Generac
    Date published: 2013-10-23

    will this unit run on 100 pound tanks

    Asked by: Anonymous
    The typical size propane tank that we like to see with our 17kW is 120-150 gallons. If you live in a particularly cold environment I would go with 150 gallons or higher since our 17kW demands 265,000 btu.
    Answered by: Generac
    Date published: 2013-10-23

    amont of fuel per hour

    Asked by: Anonymous
    Natural gas at 1/2 load: 183 cubic ft/hr Natural gas at full load: 261 cubic ft/hr Liquid Propane at 1/2 load: 59 cubic ft/hr(1.61 gall/hr) Liquid Propane at full load: 94 cubic ft/hr (2.57 gall/hr)
    Answered by: Generac
    Date published: 2013-10-23

    Is there a promation ending Dec 31 from Generac?

    Promotion stating that shipping and brokerage fees are free?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Through HomeDepot.ca there is always free shipping on this item and the brokerage fees are not passed on to the customer.
    Answered by: Generac
    Date published: 2013-10-23
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