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RevFD
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September 8, 2014 1:05 am  

In the market for a 17-20 KW propane whole house generator. While I could ship one in I'm leaning towards finding a local dealer that offers parts and repair service.

I know Quality Electric sells the Onan brand and stocks parts, any other suggestions?

Thx!


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Stxer1
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September 8, 2014 4:00 am  

Yes! Call Alan Meyer. Very good pricing and we've had excellent service since our most recent repair!

(340) 513-4779


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Kokonut
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September 8, 2014 12:17 pm  

Stay away from Alan Meyer. I've had nothing but bad experiences with him. You might look into Antilles Power or Gallows Bay Hardware. I believe even Home Depot sells propane generators.


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singlefin
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September 8, 2014 1:35 pm  

I had a Honda years ago that never quit on me. Easy to maintain, quiet, and great on fuel.

Is there a Honda Generator dealer anywhere on STX?


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Alana33
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September 8, 2014 2:09 pm  

How difficult and expensive is it to convert a diesel generator to propane or can it even be done?

I have an old Lister which runs like a champ and runs everything on the property for main house and apt. but fuel tends to be expensive these days so just curious.


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RevFD
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September 8, 2014 4:07 pm  

My main concern is finding a dealer on the island that stock spare parts and can provide service on short notice. Lots of guys who can tinker with stuff out there but I don't want to wait three weeks to receive a part from stateside when it breaks down.

HD sells the Generacs online. The main Generac website lists "Tristard" as one of their dealers on STX: http://www.tristard.com/products.html Has anyone worked with them?


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Stxer1
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September 8, 2014 7:24 pm  

Well, one can have a bad experience with a serviceman on any given day. But, Alan Meyer, did a major generator repair for us recently.

He was attentive, called back after WAPA went out a few times to check that everything was working properly. And, the cost was about a third less than other estimates. Don't generalize too much!


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