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  1. Choosing the Best Power Generator

    We outline the pros and cons of two types of emergency electrical generators —the portable type and the larger standby type—and tell you how to decide between them.

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  1. Generator Maintenance Tips

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    Follow this expert advice on how to buy, operate and maintain a gas powered electrical generator so that it's safe and ready to go when the power goes out.

  2. How to Turn Your Truck Into a Generator

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    Generate power for corded tools anywhere you go without the cost and hassle of a gas-powered generator by wiring a power inverter to your truck battery.

  3. Home Emergency Preparedness Guide

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    Learn to meet home disasters—both big and small—head-on without panic. Take effective action on burst pipes, flooded basements, kitchen fires, power outages, tornadoes, electrical storms and more. Tornado image: Ryan McGinnis/Flickr/Getty Images

  4. What You Need to Know When Buying a Generator

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    Tens of thousands of homeowners, on average, are without power on any given day, so buying a backup generator can be a good investment. These ten tips will help you chose the right one. (Photo courtesy of Honda)

  5. Blackout Survival Guide

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    Prepare for emergencies when the power goes out. Our staff and field editors put together a blackout kit that'll help you and your home survive the electrical outage more safely and conveniently, even if you don't have a back-up generator .

  6. Home Emergency Toolkit

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    Keep these tools and gadgets on hand to handle large and small emergencies—including a backup generator , duct tape, long burning lanterns, a battery power pack, a multi-tool and others.

Other Articles for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. Installing a Home Generator for Emergency Power

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    FromRon Hazelton's Housecalls - Projects & Tips

    A Backup Power Source will Keep Life Running Smoothly Continue Reading Categories: Other Projects , Safety & Preparedness

  2. Bob Vila Radio: Portable Generators

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    FromBobVila.com

    With all the crazy weather events we’ve been having, portable generators are more popular every day, but you need to ...

  3. Adjustable Ribbon Generator

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    FromInstructables: exploring - workshop - featured

    The printed parts for this project can be found here. For a while I have been researching ribbon generators as a new form of using the wind to generate electricity. The beauty of ribbon generators is that they do not require a lot of wind to work (about 2mph), and they are a really cheap and easy ...

  4. Cardboard wind generator for models

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    FromInstructables: exploring - workshop - featured

    Hello! This time I will show how I made a wind generator with cardboard. The goal was not to make a real generator , producing energy. But to demonstrate the major components of wind generation in addition to power generation, which was the goal of the science project of my daughter. Hope you enjoy. ...

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Other Videos for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. Selecting a Standby Generator For Your Needs

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    Learn about the different types of backup electrical generators .

  2. Installation of a Standby Generator

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    Learn of the many factors that must be taken into account when installing a Standby Generator .

  3. Roof Construction

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    A bad roof can be a prime generator for mold; proper roofing can help.

  4. How to Tile an Electrical Outlet Cover

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    Add a crafty touch to an electrical outlet or light switch cover with this handy technique.

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Blog Posts

  1. Emergency Home Generator

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    FromA Concord Carpenter

    Installing a DEWALT DXGN14000  Generator Power outages and brownouts inevitably result in substantial losses forbusiness owners and residents.  These past few years weather patterns have caused more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  2. Installing An Emergency Generator

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    FromA Concord Carpenter

    Considerations When Installing An Emergency Generator Part 2 of 2  [Read part 1 Emergency Home Generator ] DEWALT 14000 Watt  Generator DXGN14000: Continued from part 1.  The generator we used in this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  3. 10 Tips for Using a Generator

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    FromDIY Advice Blog

    Generators can be a real lifesaver. But used improperly, they can be a killer, too. Carbon monoxide and electrocution hazards are real dangers if you don't know what you're doing. Here are a few of the most important things to keep in mind. Never...( read more )

  4. Stanley GBCPRO Battery Charger

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    FromA Concord Carpenter

    Stanley GBCPRO Golf Cart & Vehicle Battery Charger Battery failure is one of the most common reasons emergency generator sets fail to start.  We recently recieved a Stanley GBCPRO Battery Charger... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

  5. Ten Projects I Have To Get Done Before Winter

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    FromDIY Diva

    I think we’re officially 3 days into Summer, which means my panic mechanism regarding projects that need to be done before it starts snowing just kicked in to high gear....

  6. Makita Gold Bit Set Winner (and Consolation Animal Noses for Everyone Else)

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    FromDIY Diva

    Well, it was never really up for debate, but if you read any of the comments on last weeks giveaway post, it’s overwhelming proof that I’ve got the most awesome...

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