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    What is the minium wattage generator needed to power a k-1500 while unplugging drain/sewer lines ?

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    just borrow plumber ricks sprinter,im so jealous ive been reading a lot of older posts

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    • #3
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      whatever the motor says (AMPS multiplied by VOLTS = WATTS) then add another 1000 to 1500 watts.
      ~~

      ... it was plumbed by Ray Charles and his helper Stevie Wonder

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      • #4
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        A 2000 watt should have no problem under load since it doesn't have to start a heavy drum spinning.

        Rick.
        phoebe it is

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        • #5
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          Originally posted by cheesehead plumber View Post
          just borrow plumber ricks sprinter,im so jealous ive been reading a lot of older posts
          He writes well.

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          • #6
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            I run my K-1500, Spartan 1065 with a 3500 watt inverter in my Sprinter.
            Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
            A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
            Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
            Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

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            • #7
              Re: generator + k-1500

              Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
              A 2000 watt should have no problem under load since it doesn't have to start a heavy drum spinning.

              Rick.
              I have a late 70's/early 80's Sears Craftman's 2200 watt generator which will run the k-60,all saws,drills, etc; but one of the 1500's will trip the breaker,.Have not tried the newer 1500.
              Generator is very seldom used,yet now and then,would like to use it on jobs,let it earns it's storage space status ,so to speak.

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              • #8
                Re: generator + k-1500

                Originally posted by SewerRatz View Post
                I run my K-1500, Spartan 1065 with a 3500 watt inverter in my Sprinter.
                What type of monies should I expect to spend on such a project?

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                • #9
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                  how often and where ,,,,,,,,,i am just curious as i only used a generator when i was a new construction plumber

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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by cheesehead plumber View Post
                    how often and where ,,,,,,,,,i am just curious as i only used a generator when i was a new construction plumber
                    Sometimes,a customer has a sewer line that I would like to cable,and I have no access to a electric outlet,say a house that has set for a while and the owner wants all the drains cleaned,yet the power is not on.

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                    • #11
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                      Originally posted by red1234 View Post
                      What type of monies should I expect to spend on such a project?
                      Ricks probably got three sealed units in his garage, but is say start at a million and work your way down from there.

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                      • #12
                        Re: generator + k-1500

                        Originally posted by red1234 View Post
                        What type of monies should I expect to spend on such a project?
                        A few bucks, Its best to install a second battery for the inverter. The prices and wattages changed since I had mine done in 2005. They now have 4000 watt inverters for a tad over 600 bucks. Xantrex XPower Inverter 5000 Model 813-5000-UL

                        Plus an instalation kit with a second battery isolater. So maybe around 1200 bucks installed, depending on the brand of inverter you go with.
                        Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
                        A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
                        Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
                        Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

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                        • #13
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                          My bigger truck had a 2500 watt generator and it would power my 20 amp coring drill with no problem. Sounds like the 1500 or your generator is worn.

                          A 2000 watt generator will put out 16+ amps. The 3/4 hp 1500 shouldn't have that big a load.

                          Rick.
                          phoebe it is

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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by cheesehead plumber View Post
                            how often and where ,,,,,,,,,i am just curious as i only used a generator when i was a new construction plumber
                            At a commercial/industrial building where power is scarce. Cords have a habit of getting run over in parking lots even if you are close enough to a power source.
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                            • and other specialties.

                            Greensboro NC, Winston-Salem NC, High Point NC, Thomasville NC, Kernersville NC

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                            • #15
                              Re: generator + k-1500

                              Originally posted by PLUMBER RICK View Post
                              A 2000 watt should have no problem under load since it doesn't have to start a heavy drum spinning.

                              Rick.


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