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    My "New Thread" facility has come back!! Been without it for about a week!!

    Sorry to have hijacked the odd thread or two but not being able to post new threads is a definite hinderance to asking new questions!!

    Joining in on the frustrations of EdeNorte kicking us off power for 10 - 14 hours at a time, & realising that our invertor needs the batteries to be recharged evry 14 jours or so, "She who must be Obeyed" & I have decided to sink some of our reserves into a Planta (Generator). Being in a residencial area, we would prefer it to be a quiet motor, deisel if possible, of 10 KW or only slightly larger, sufficient to recharge our invertor batteries & possibly to run two fridges & two air-conditioning units (some of the time).

    If anyone can suggest a reliable supplier (reconditioned is good enough for us at our old age!!), or knows of anyone selling their old one to upgrade to a bigger size, I would be pleased to hear of this information. I know about Hillbilly's & am awaiting a reply from him. Puerto Plata is where I live so Santiago, Cabarete, Moca type areas are good enough for me to go inspect the planta!!

    Many Thanks - Grahame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDJones
    Grahame,
    I strongly suggest you consider a DENYO generator. I installed a used one for a freind of mine not too long ago, and it is a jewel.
    The one I installed was a 12KVA, which should run a household with no problem. These generators are also some of the quietest generators I have come across. You can easily stand right next to it while it is running without having to raise your voice.
    The one I installed has a 3 cylinder ISUZU diesel motor, which is very reliable and pretty much low maintenance. Just make sure you keep the oil and filters changed every 200 hrs. or so.
    One of the places that sell used and new DENYO's is Danilo Medina in Santiago. When you are travelling from Puerto Plata to Santiago, they are located just a few kilometers before you arrive in Santiago on the right side of the road. You can't miss them.
    Hope that helps
    Hi, do they have a big one . I need a quiet 35/45 kw generator and nobody appears to want to sell me one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wales
    Hi, do they have a big one . I need a quiet 35/45 kw generator and nobody appears to want to sell me one.
    I have a mechanic friend in that area today & he is looking for me. He weill report back tonight (Well, Dominican Tonight so I may have to chase him tomorrow!!).

    If/when I go down that way, I'll check into your needs too - maybe we can negotiate a JOINT purchase discount?? Stay in touch & I'll let you know what I find out!!

    JD. Thanks for your concise suggestions. GREATLY appreciated because it at least gives me a starting point for information to show I am not TOTALLY ignorant on the subject ([I]I[/I & many who post here] know that I am, but I don't want THEM to know that I am!!) I will heed your advice & take it with me later this week or early next!! Again, Muchisimas Gracias. - Grahame.

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    Question Confused Dalton - needs help!!

    Not on thread. but easier than a phone call. I don't have your correct Codetel & perhaps other email addresses. I mangled the Codetel email address you agave me ? months ago. Can you email me your correct current Codetel email address?? Thank you.
    Charles Dalton - [email protected]


    Quote Originally Posted by BushBaby
    I have a mechanic friend in that area today & he is looking for me. He weill report back tonight (Well, Dominican Tonight so I may have to chase him tomorrow!!).

    If/when I go down that way, I'll check into your needs too - maybe we can negotiate a JOINT purchase discount?? Stay in touch & I'll let you know what I find out!!

    JD. Thanks for your concise suggestions. GREATLY appreciated because it at least gives me a starting point for information to show I am not TOTALLY ignorant on the subject ([I]I[/I & many who post here] know that I am, but I don't want THEM to know that I am!!) I will heed your advice & take it with me later this week or early next!! Again, Muchisimas Gracias. - Grahame.

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    My 6.5Kw honda which I bought new for about $2k last year has performed like a champ. It will run 1 13k BTU AC, charge my inverter, run my fridge and everything else I have simultaneously.

    I am glad I bought it new; even though people felt at the time that I overpaid, I have not had a problem with it.

    So my suggestion would be for you to consider buying one new, unless you don't mind dealing with repairs. I'd rather have a smaller new generator than a bigger used one.

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    La Antillana Comercial on the Autopista Duarte going out of Santiago towards Santo Domingo has 35 KW ONAN gensets, brand new.

    Amaro Motors, on the highway to Navarrete ( between the Shella and Isal Stations on the North side of the highway, sells used gensets in just about all sizes. Kubota, Denyo are the best diesels for sure.

    HB

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    Quote Originally Posted by adrianb
    My 6.5Kw honda which I bought new for about $2k last year has performed like a champ. It will run 1 13k BTU AC, charge my inverter, run my fridge and everything else I have simultaneously.

    I am glad I bought it new; even though people felt at the time that I overpaid, I have not had a problem with it.

    So my suggestion would be for you to consider buying one new, unless you don't mind dealing with repairs. I'd rather have a smaller new generator than a bigger used one.
    I also bought a 6.5 Honda Gas in Pto.Pta. about 6 months ago....like the post above states it will do everything in the House including my A/C, .and charges our Trace 3.6 Inverter.

    I can't remember the name of the place but's its the big new auto parts store in Puerto plata just down the road from everything for 10 Pesos. At that time I paid US $1000.00 New. I was there 2 weeks ago buying some new tires and saw another one at that time but did not pay much attention to it.
    The Honda Gas is very noisy so we had a guy make a muffler at a cost of RD 3500.00 it cut down the noise by about 80%.

    Gringo
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    Gringo,
    I also have a noisy Honda. Would you let me know who built your mufeler?
    Jim

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    Gringo,
    You refer to A C Delco in Doce de Juio!! For English speakers - the owner was educated in the US of A & therfor speaks excellent English. I am due in there this week to get some more distilled water, if anyone wants me to check prices/availability, just PM me & I'll look into it for you. - Grahame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BushBaby
    Gringo,
    You refer to A C Delco in Doce de Juio!! For English speakers - the owner was educated in the US of A & therfor speaks excellent English. I am due in there this week to get some more distilled water, if anyone wants me to check prices/availability, just PM me & I'll look into it for you. - Grahame.
    Yes the owner is a Dominican York and speaks perfect English, As I recall his name is Louis and the name of his store is something like Torfelco ( Not sure of the correct spelling). He is a real nice guy and his service and prices can't be beat!

    Jim I will check with my wife and get you the name and phone # of the person that custom made our Muffler.

    Gringo

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