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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 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. Best Generators - Buyer's Guide - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    Don't be left in the dark the next time a storm cuts the cord to your home's electricity. With our tips for buying and the best portable generators on the market, you can find the whole-home backup to fit your needs

  3. Emergency Generators - Bob Vila Radio - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    If you've been thinking about purchasing an emergency generator , don't wait until after the lights have gone out. Start your research now.

  4. Portable vs. Standby Generators Explained - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    If the region where you live is subject to more than the occasional power outage, consider investing in either a portable or standby generator . These guidelines can help you choose between the two.

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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. 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.

  4. How to Hire the Right Landscaper

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    TFH Multi Playlist Videos

    Learn how to hire the right person for your landscaping project, no matter how big or how small. Take a look at this video and see what's possible!

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. Single Girl’s Guide to Country Living: 2013 Update

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    FromDIY Diva

    Those of you who have been following my adventures in being a single girl living in the middle of nowhere by herself may or may not remember that around this...

  6. 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....

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