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  • RD 8000 Generator

    I'm thinking about picking up the new Ridgid 8000 watt generator... it has the subaru engine... where can i find the db rating on this one?

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    Re: RD 8000 Generator

    You should be able to download the manual online, and you could look in there. Or you could email RIDGID and ask them. Or you could get the model of the engine from the RIDGID manual and then ask Subaru tech support via email.

    I noticed today when in HD that they have a deal running which will save you $300 on that generator ($300 off if you spend over $1000 power tools), at least I am pretty sure the generator was included in that promotion. But it ends soon, like this weekend I think, so call or stop by and find out.
    "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" Bob D. 2006

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      Re: RD 8000 Generator

      Thanks for the reply.... yes, the $300 off does apply to this generator, and the deal is good through 5/6. If it's out of stock, you can order it by 5/6 and still get the $300 off.

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        Re: RD 8000 Generator

        I got a homelite generator from HD with the subaru engine, the engine is very quiet, almost as good as the honda generators, not like some B&S that make you want to wear earplugs next to them.

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          Re: RD 8000 Generator

          The Subaru Robin model RGX7800 portable generator which uses the same engine is rated at 75-76dbA at 7 meters which is about 23 feet. This is when under rated load. If lightly loaded there would be somewhat less noise.

          http://209.62.29.198/media/files/rgx...0125863750.pdf

          http://www.robinamerica.com/series.aspx?sid=15

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          • #6
            Re: RD 8000 Generator

            For researchers like me who end up on this thread, I measured the sound with my RS SPL Meter, and it comes in about 76 DB @21-23 ft as indicated. It "feels" a little louder than that, but my other gen is about 68 DB at the same distance. I am thinking about trying a better muffler setup. I'll post here if I do.

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