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Briggs & Stratton 30471 Reviews
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
5/5
Overall
4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
Pros
Easy To Use (36)
High Quality (24)
Price (21)
Reliable (16)
I'd Buy It Again (15)
Cons
Heavy (12)
None (10)
Expensive (5)
Not Brushless (1)
Oil Level Is Hard To Rea... (1)
95% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
284 Reviews  Sort by 
 
Randy
Detroit, MI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/29/13
Total Helpful Votes
87 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
JAN.
21
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Genset. Some Details To Be Aware Of.
Things of importance mentioned in this review: EGD shopping experience, choke control, float charger, key switch, receptacle order of use, T – Handle, neutral - ground bonded to frame, complete power utilization, power to cost value, country of origin.

I ordered this genset from EGD while it was on sale for $100 off taking this from a good buy to a great buy. The best deal I could find locally was several hundred dollars more. The B&S Elite 8000 (30471) was on backorder and the... more
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Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Features, Good Value For The Price
Randy Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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Chris
East Greenville, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/31/11
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
77 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
04
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wow!
What a great generator!!! This is the second review that I have written for this one. We were hit really hard with the early snowstorm in PA. We had no power for 5 days and nights. This generator ran almost the entire time we were down without missing a beat. I was the envy of the neighborhood since I was the only one with lights, water and hot water! This unit runs almost my entire house minus the electric heat. It handled my well pump, electric water heater and most lighting needs. You will... more
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Mike Maione
Hillsdale, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/7/11
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
57 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
31
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Finished Job!
I put this switch in a month ago & tested it out. I actually lost power when this freak October 29 noreaster hit and it worked with no problems. I was able to use all the circuits I wired to it and I could choose to turn off some as needed. I can configure the box for summer (air condition, pool, etc) or winter ( no air conditioner, pool) and use those circuits for other needed uses. I took a picture of both the panel and the transfer box (printed them both and placed by the panel) and... more
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John
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 4/27/13
Total Helpful Votes
184 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
21
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Generator Did Not Work Out Of Box
My Briggs & Stratton 30471 did not produce electricity right out of the box. Unfortunately, Electric Generators Direct told me that I was on my own. They would not replace the product for me since I have already gassed and oiled it (well how else would I know it was faulty?) I now have to deal with Briggs & Stratton directly. Under their warranty I have to take it to a local dealer and I will likely get it fixed, but even though I purchased a brand new generator, I am at best going... more
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Manny
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/26/12
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
126 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAR.
21
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Disaster
I will start from the beginning. After Sandy in Oct. 2012 I felt it was time to buy a generator of significant and have a transfer switch installed by a licensed electrician. So I went ahead and purchased the B&S 10,000 watt Elite generator and was told it was on back order and won't be available until Dec. 2012. Then in the middle of Dec. I was informed by EGD that it was still in backorder and will be available in Jan. 2013. So no problem, I waited patiently and it was delivered as... more
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Charlie
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/10/13
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
57 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAR.
31
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Generator "surges" Or "hunts"
I was excited to try out the new generator to make sure it worked before I really needed it, so I followed all the instructions by installing the wheels, connecting the battery, adding the oil, and adding fresh gas. The generator started up fairly quickly, but no matter where I put the choke, it would do nothing but "hunt" for a consistent RPM. The constant "surging" means that it wouldn't put out any appreciable voltage/current, so it's essentially worthless in this... more
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Joe
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/8/12
Total Helpful Votes
45 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
19
2012
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Not Happy
I would love nothing more then write a five star review unfortunately I can't. I ran the generator for two minutes in which it broke and has been at the service center ever since.
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Norene M.
Blue Bell, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/9/13
Total Helpful Votes
34 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
OCT.
03
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Generator Came Defective
The generator came defective and it took me 8 phone calls to get acknowledgement - It has been in the shop for 2 weeks since I opened the box.
Cons: Low Quality
Norene Does Not Recommend This Product
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Norene,
We apologize about the problems with you new generator. Hopefully the service center should have it back to you soon.
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Koz
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/8/11
Total Helpful Votes
28 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
29
2012
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Excellent When It Worked
Got this unit December of last year. Sat in the garage on charger for entire year. When Sandy hit I hooked her up, press the starter and plenty of power was made. We were out for three days and unit ran excellent. Ran all day and into the evening. We shut it down over night and for fueling. On Day 4 fired her up again but this time no electricity was produced. Luckily power was turned on later that morning. Called B&S and was told to hook up a drill and turn the drill backwards by... more
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Bob
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/26/11
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
20 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
DEC.
28
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
30471
Living in the Northeast you need a good backup in case the power goes out. We decided to upgrade to the 30471 to be able to cover everything. It worked flawlessly. My recommendation is to change the 30 weight oil and use Briggs & Strattons 5w30 synthetic oil. This will cover all seasons without a problem. In sub zero weather the 30 weight was to thick
Pros: High Quality, Durable, Reliable, Features
Bob Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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Stuart
Woodinville, WA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/29/10
Total Helpful Votes
19 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
20
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator!
The generator was delivered right to my garage using the Lift Gate service. We had a local electrician install the transfer switch and ran conduit to a cover I built to keep the weather off the generator.

The generator came with 'some assembly required'. Not like the kids toys where it means you have to put the whole thing together. Putting on the wheels and support leg took less then 20 minutes. I agree with others here that you need to get a long-neck oil funnel to make adding the... more
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Brian O.
Manheim, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/11/13
REVIEWED
FEB.
08
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Arrived Damaged, Egd Quickly Took Care Of Issue
I ordered this generator at the beginning of last year. When it arrived, I inspected the box and signed for it. When I opened it, the motor was sitting at an angle. Upon further inspection, it appeared the entire unit was dropped straight down and broke the aluminum mounting legs and bent the mounting legs on the generator head. There was no physical damage to the box to indicate any damage to the product.

I called EGD immediately to explain what I had, that is when the trouble began. The... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, High Quality, Reliable
Cons: Heavy
Brian Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Brian,
Anytime an item is shipped freight, requiring a signature, it should be checked for both external and internal damage.
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Jitendra
Wappingers Falls, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/4/12
REVIEWED
MAR.
10
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good And Bad Experience - Happy At The End
I ordered in mid-December and got delivery in late January. When an electrician came to make sure that I had everything, he noticed that two switches in the transfer switch were broken - one black button and one red button were laying in the box. So I returned it and they shipped me one in a card box box. The previous receipt was in original colorful box. So, I suspected that they simply put the black and red button on the shaft and sent back. Upon calling they assured me that it was a brand... more
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Bob Mart
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/15/10
REVIEWED
JUL.
08
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Lifesaver
First, I must admit to waiting to really put this to a real test and being a procrastinator about writing this review. I ordered this generator after researching ad-infinium about the pros and cons, what size, etc.Received it exactly in the time promised and the driver was great in helping me get it to the proximity of where it would be stored. Generator was in perfect shape and had it together, and running, in less than 20 minutes. Shortcut here is to RTM (read the manual) first.

Less than... more
Pros: High Quality, Price, Features
Cons: Heavy
Bob Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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Andy
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/1/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
22
2012
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
This Has Been One More Experience!!!!!
I ordered the generator and two days it showed up at my door. That was the best part of the whole story. I assembled it and filled the oil and put gas in it. I tried to start the generator and it wouldn't run at normal speed. It ran really rough and would die when I would try to take the choke off.

I called generators direct and pretty much got told they couldn't do anything for me, and that I needed to call Briggs and Stratton to find a place near me to take it for service. ... more
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Isabelita
Bergenfield, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/13/12
REVIEWED
FEB.
08
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Disappointed
The generator, a Briggs and Stratton 30471 model was delivered second week of January. I wanted to set it up while the delivery truck was still around so in case there were problems I could send the generator back. However he could not wait as he still had other deliveries to make so I just stored the generator in the garage. With the possibility of a power outage with noreaster Nemo I filled up the generator with the supplied 2 bottles of oil and filled up the tank with fresh gasoline pulled... more
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Cvanagen
REVIEWED
JUN.
11
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Finally Gave In And Bought A Generator
I finally gave in and ordered a generator because we've had a lot of power outages this year. The longest I've been without power is 5 days and we had below zero temps. My electrician recommended this size and wired it in.
Pros: The generator fired right up after arrival. I was told to run it for a little while every 2 weeks and it has started everytime without difficulty. This is big enough to handle my furnace, well, water heater in addition to some lights and outlets. Cons: It's a little... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, High Quality, Durable
Cons: Heavy
Cvanagen Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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Jeff T.
Richland, WA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/10/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
02
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Quality Product But Loud.
I haven't really had the opportunity yet to put my B&S generator to the test, but delivery and setup went very smoothly. The generator looks, feels, and seems to be very high quality, and it started and ran like a champ right out of the box!

My only concern is the noise. I expected the generator to be pretty noisy, but wasn't really prepared for it to be as loud as it is. The neighbors won't be happy if/when I fire that unit up and leave it running for any length of time. I do wish it... more
Jeff Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
Jeff's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
4/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Purchase price was very competitive, shipping was free and quick! The product came just as advertised with no issues whatsoever! Electric Generators Direct has a great website that allowed me to compare features, prices, and reviews for many different generators all at one spot! I'd certainly buy from them again, and I have no reservations about recommending them to my friends...which I have already done!"
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Don
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/26/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
28
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
My Thoughts
The generator ran great out of the box and has plenty of power to run my hole house! The only 220 volt is my well pump, everything else is my propane/gas appliances and oil fired heat/hot water. The only one little issue was the top of the gas tank had a scratch in it but the box was in great shape when it arrived, so it must have been at the factory when it happened. Thanks
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Thomas L.
Port Chester, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/29/13
REVIEWED
JAN.
25
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator For Home Use
I work in the construction industry, we use industrial Honda generators. They do not have electric start or hour meter. I like this Briggs Stratton for those reasons .If I'm not home it's easy for my wife or my teenage son to get it started it is also a lot quieter than I thought it was going to be. It is also half the price of the Honda generators. It was bought for just in case so far have not had any power outages to use it to power the house. I did use it to power up a compound miter saw... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Durable, Quiet
Cons: Heavy
Thomas Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
Thomas Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The generator was on back order when I placed my order for it. It shipped with in 4 days of the back order notice. It was delivered with not even damage to the outside box. Great experience generators direct, will tell purchasing agent to look into generators direct when we need more generators for work."
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John T.
Sharon, CT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/25/13
REVIEWED
JAN.
10
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Quality, Easy To Operate, Reliable
Delivery of my B & G generator went well thanks to a very helpful truck driver. Instructions were clear and the minimal assembly was easy. The unit starts right up with the electric start. My electrician was impressed. Although it is heavy, the T-bar handle makes moving this generator reasonably easy on a flat service. It is not a machine that one should plan on routinely moving any distance over uneven or slippery ground. It is noisy but I knew that when I made the purchase. The... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Reliable
Cons: Heavy, Noisy
John Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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James S.
Blirstown, NJ
REVIEWED
NOV.
22
2012
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Egd Was A Lifesaver
I ordered the generator on Wednesday after Sandy, and I thought it would take weeks to get delivery. It arrived that Saturday! We were able to have heat, lights water etc. What a relief. The generator had a problem with gas leaking from carb. I called Briggs and received no help, they wanted me to bring to service center. During Superstorm Sandy- were they kidding? They made no attempt to help.

I was able to fix it and it ran well. EGD was great but Briggs should go out of business. BTW I... more
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
James,
The generator service locations that survived the storm (many didn't) were overwhelmed. We apologize for the inconvenience, and ask for your understanding.
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Tony & Betty
Newtown, CT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/1/11
REVIEWED
NOV.
09
2011
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
The Elite
We bought the elite B&S Generator, had the house professional wired with a 10 circuit manual transfer switch. The B&S Elite made it only about a total of 12 to 16 hrs. Thought we were completely prepared. This Oct. snow storm, in CT. put us out of power for 8-1/2 days. The B&S elite generator didn't even make it one day working, its still in the shop, after we had to freeze for 8-1/2 days it has a defective carb. seems to have some type of electrical feed for the gas, the... more
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Jon L.
Newport News, VA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/7/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
28
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
So Far So Good
Looked at several units in this size and decided to pay a little more for the B&S name. PED shipped fast and it arrived quickly in pristine condition. Set up was a snap, wheels on, battery hooked up, gassed up and running in 15 min. Purchased as house backup for storm outages so now just waiting for the lights to go out and put some hours on it. Only negative is that it is not quiet. I'd say 25% louder than the average lawn mower but that's not too bad considering the engine size.
Pros: I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Heavy
Jon Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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Bruce R.
Haymarket, VA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/27/13
REVIEWED
AUG.
02
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Groovy
My electrician recommended this one and he just finished my 30 amp switch install. All is working perfectly. Made a storage cubbyhole in my garage and plugged in my float charger. Good to go.
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Store, I'd Buy It Again
Bruce Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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Kevin
Massapequa Park, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/5/11
REVIEWED
MAR.
20
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Hurricane Sandy Relief
I purchased it soon after Hurricane Irene in the fall of 2011 having gone without power for a few days, never again. Out of box, put it together as needed, everything was perfect. Then it happened one year later and I was ready for it, Hurricane Sandy. (More like Tsunami Sandy here on the south shore of long island) Power went out at 5:00pm Monday, October 29th restored Tuesday November 6th at 6:00PM. This generator was a life saver to me and my family for nine days. The only time I shut it... more
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Robert .
Malvern, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/24/14
REVIEWED
OCT.
18
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Totally Wonderful
The delivery was beyond fast and the truck driver was courteous and helpful.

The unit was easy and quick to setup. Once all together, I added gasoline and it started very quickly!
Now I have to stop myself from hoping for a power outage!

Thank you very much!!
Robert Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
Robert's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I have recommend both your website and this product to a friend and he has purchased the same product from your website."
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Bill G.
Fairhaven, MA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/15/13
REVIEWED
JAN.
06
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Value
Generator shipped on time and delivered into my garage. Easy to assemble. Oil was provided with the shipment. Generator started first time. Key to operate the electric start is a little tricky. Paint on metal surface had some blemishes, probably due to improper surface preparation. Despite these minor flaws this is a well built generator.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: None
Bill Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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Jesse
Oklahoma City, OK
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/28/12
REVIEWED
JUN.
01
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome!!
I got to use my generator for the second time this tornado season. 80,000 people without power here in OKC, but not me! I purchased the switch box along with the generator, wired it to my house, and I'm powering everything but the AC unit. It will even power the gas heater/blower unit. Two refrigerators, tv, satellite, ceiling fans, coffee pot, etc. This thing runs it without a problem. Selected in the right priority, this can even power an electric dryer with ease. The gas consumption... more
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Kevin
Bow, NH
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/7/13
REVIEWED
FEB.
24
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Changing Climate
Over the past several years, I have noticed more frequent storms and related power outages here in New Hampshire. So, I finally gave in and purchased the Briggs and Stratton 30471 (after much research) and the Reliance 10 circut 30 amp transfer switch. Received last week. The R&L Carrier delivery guy was most helpful. I was not too crazy about the $50.00 lift gate charge as an add on but what the heck. The driver wheeled it right into my garage. We noticed a tear in the box and the driver... more
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Brian
Nottingham, NH
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/13/12
REVIEWED
FEB.
06
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Worth The Wait....
I live in a 3BDRM, 2.5BA, two-story cape style home with a water/well pump, oil heat / hot water via a boiler, electric stove, electric dryer, two large LED TVs, laptop computers, home security system, numerous lights, and - the biggest electrical drain - teenage children that apparently don't know how a light switch works.

With a long track history of losing power during New England storms, I needed a reliable generator that would not disrupt our daily lives.

I ordered the Briggs and... more
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Martin
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/11/14
REVIEWED
SEP.
02
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Satisfied
Delivery was on time with no damage at all. Setting up this generator was extremely easy. The electric start is a plus, and I couldn't be happier. The one complaint I have is a couple of figures on the diagram did not match the actual equipment, such as fuel on/off switch and the negative cable connection for the battery. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure it out, though. Very satisfied with this purchase and it gives me a great deal of mental comfort knowing it is available to use... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Durable
Cons: None
Martin Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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Leroy W.
Arbovale, WV
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/16/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
12
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Even At 5 Below Zero
I bought this generator 2 years ago after the deracho that hit WV. We were without power for 9 days. We carried water from our pond for our bathrooms and we went to a U.S.gov. facility several miles away to get domestic water. We live about 18 miles from Snowshoe Ski Resort. At 3000 feet elevation We average 80" snow a year and it gets down to 15 below zero almost ever year. I've ran this generator 6 or 7 times. I even had to start it once at 5 below zero. I opened the fuel valve pulled... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: None
Leroy Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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John M.
Hillsborough, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/9/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
23
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Bring On The Weather!
We live in NJ in the Sourland Mts so power is out 6-12 times a year. The most difficult thing about our Generac was getting it home. Trees and a privet drive prevented the Truck from coming down our lane. The driver was nice enough to manually fork lift our Generic a 1/2 mile down my lane and up our gravel driveway for my wife. If your reading thanks again! With the new conversion kit that fits over my circuit breaker box, 50feet of wire, a box that mounts outside and an extension cord, I... more
Pros: Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Delivery To Remote Areas Where Most Needed Is Limited By Tractor
John Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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Joseph V.
N. Massapequa, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/27/13
REVIEWED
SEP.
23
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Briggs & Stratton 30471
Quality genenerator. Larger and heavier than expected.
Pros: Easy To Use, Durable, Reliable, High Quality
Cons: Heavy, Expensive
Joseph Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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Steve
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/7/13
REVIEWED
MAR.
11
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Problem With Oil Leak
We have one of 6 units that is leaking oil.
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Rob
Dingmans Ferry, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/1/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
10
2012
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Chinese?
Ok, so I bought this generator after Sandy hit and I was running on an 8 year old, no name, Chinese generator (hardly used). I felt my old gen would not last much longer. I also wanted a brand name that would stand behind their product.

I have had a lot of outdoor power equipment with Briggs engines and have never had one problem. Here is where my disappointment begins. I will admit that EGD did state that this generator was made in China but given that I needed a generator and NONE were... more
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Rob,
What you gained was Briggs & Stratton's 3 year Consumer Use warranty. Just follow the recommended maintenance in your Owner's Manual to keep your warranty intact.

Brand-name companies may outsource their parts to keep their prices low, but what makes the difference is the quality control at the factories where they're made. We've found that the major companies have much better quality control than no-brand products.
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Angie M.
Landrum, SC
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/3/14
REVIEWED
JAN.
05
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Briggs 30471
Super easy to use . Hopefully I will not need it, but should I lose power I feel "covered".
Angie Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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Frank T.
Tyler, TX
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/30/14
REVIEWED
JAN.
01
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love My Generator
Found this website online. Like the no tax, no shipping costs and it was delivered on time and in perfect condition!

Frank from Texas!
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Tony S.
New Milford, CT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/5/11
REVIEWED
JUL.
08
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Briggs 30471 " You Light Up My Life! "
After losing power here in CT for more times than I could count, I had had enough, and purchased this Briggs generator. It has been the best investment I ever made! Back during hurricane Sandy, we lost power for 5 days. But the Briggs was ready for it! I had the generator running for 5 days straight! Only down rime was from about 11:00 pm til 5:00 am ( sleeping hours)

The briggs never missed a beat. It ran effortlessly and flawlessly. Started up instantly every time too.

I love this unit!... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: None
Tony Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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Craig H.
Quakertown, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/13/13
REVIEWED
FEB.
17
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Passed First Big Test
Bought this unit after using a Generac 5500. I needed more power. My fault, I didn't do my homework. Had tested it but hadn't really used it in action. Was just out of power for 34 hours in the recent Pa. ice storm. Well pump, septic pump, furnace, refrig, freezer, entire first floor of my house. Thing never missed a beat. What a relief to have that power. Unfortunately, I guess it's like anything else you buy. Some poor folks get a lemon. But mine has been nothing but top notch. Nothing but... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Reliable, Exceeded Expectations
Craig Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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Jon G.
East Haddam, CT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/10/13
REVIEWED
JAN.
21
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator
Great generator great company. Received in three days, quicker than I thought.
Pros: Price, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Exceeded Expectations
Jon Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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Thomas F.
Sharon, CT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/7/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
28
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Briggs 8k Good Value
Upgraded to the Briggs 30471 after my Crapsmen wouldn't put out power during the last power outage. No regrets.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Features, Quiet
Cons: Heavy, Expensive
Thomas Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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James
Exeter, RI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/9/13
REVIEWED
MAR.
02
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Needed Replacemenbt Generators
Great generator runs my house no problem. Fast delivery. Started right up, Very happy with the price.
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George
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/4/12
REVIEWED
FEB.
04
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Arrived With Broken Choke
The generator arrived with a broken choke. I paid someone to come out and diagnose the problem because I can't load it and get it to a briggs dealer. I didn't discover the choke was broken until I started it and now that gas has been put in it, I can't return it per EGD's policy. The repair man I hired to diagnose the problem said I should return it and get a different brand.
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
George,
First we would like to apologize that you experienced problems with your generator. This generator has a 2-Year Warranty from Briggs & Stratton. They can be reached directly @ (800) 743-4115 If you're unable to bring your generator in for service, many dealers will arrange to pick up your generator (for a small fee) when service work needs to be performed.
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Jim
Clinton, OH
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/2/13
REVIEWED
JAN.
23
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generator Assembly
Upon receiving my generator, I thought that it would be totally assembled --- just add gas and oil and go. However, there was some very simple assembly required such as put on the tires and a support bar. The instructions were clear and simple and only took a few minutes. Then I hooked up the battery, put in gas and oil, set the choke and turned the key.

It started instantly and operated perfectly the first time. Not being mechanically inclined, I was thrilled when everything went along... more
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William H.
New Rochelle, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/12/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
21
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My Briggs & Stratton #30471 Generator
Buying my Briggs & Stratton #30471 Generator and related Reliance Controls power cord and inlet box online from www. ElectricGeneratorsDirect.com was so easy and quick- and everything arrived in perfect condition..

Their website, company reviews and recommendations as well as customer reviews were excellent. I was extremely pleased with their online order process and shipping, in fact, they shipped my order well ahead of the quoted ship date which was great, and I never had to speak... more
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Kevin
Malvern, PA
REVIEWED
SEP.
28
2011
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Generator Doa
Got my B&S Elite 8000 just before going on vacation so my neighbors could keep my sump pump running if the power went out while I was away. It arrived 3 days after the expedited delivery date leaving me 8 hours to get it assembled and running before I headed to the airport. Assembly was a breeze. Put some gas in, opened the fuel the tap and that is when the troubled started.

On opening the fuel valve gas started pouring out the carb breather. Called B&S service and they suggested I... more
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Edward B.
Charlton, MA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/29/14
REVIEWED
MAR.
02
2015
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Disappointed
Didn't work from the first start.

I unfortunately have had to claim under the warranty.
Edward Does Not Recommend This Product
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Edward,
We are sorry to hear of the issue you experienced with the Briggs & Stratton generator you purchased. You have done the right thing in getting Briggs & Stratton involved. They have an outstanding warranty program and will be very thorough in helping you get your generator running correctly. Please give us a call at 800-710-7499 if you need any further assistance.
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Brand Rep
Edward,
We are so sorry to hear that you experienced issues with your new generator and understand how frustrating that can be. It sounds like you've already reached out for warranty work, but if you should need any further assistance to get your generator up and running, please don't hesitate to contact us (http://bit.ly/15oObYS or call 1-800-743-4115).
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Craig S.
Yorktown Heights, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/1/14
REVIEWED
DEC.
23
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great So Far!
I received my Briggs & Stratton 30471 quickly and in excellent shape from Electric Generators Direct. I have made several purchases from the PED group and have always been pleased with my purchase, the quick shipping and their service.

I have 5 hours on my generator so far with no complaints. The generator is a bit noisier than I thought it would be but not objectionable. The assembly was straight forward and although I did it by myself, it would probably have been a little easier... more
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Mark
Manchester, ME
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/19/14
REVIEWED
NOV.
18
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Easy Setup And Started Right Up
Generator arrived in a box on pallet. Out of the box and set up within maybe 30 minutes. Only thing it needed was fuel, everything else it comes with. Put oil in, gas, connected the battery and it cranked right up. I ran it for maybe 20 minutes the first day checking all the house appliances. It easily powers my whole colonial.

The quality of this unit is great. Everything is assembled properly. The frame and tank are rugged and well built. The wheels are nice and big and it isn't... more
Mark Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
Mark's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I'm Always Leary of purchasing big items online but this purchase was definitely worth it. Ordering was easy. The tracking had no issues. I took a call from the final delivery company and they were able to schedule a late afternoon appointment so I didn't miss work. When I plan on ordering a power washer in the future this will be the first place I come to."
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Norman W.
Gorham, ME
REVIEWED
NOV.
07
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Battery
I have a EXL800 which is now several years old. It looks like the charger has failed and I may need a new battery can you give me a part number and approx. cost and where I might find one.
Norman Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Norman,
Unfortunately we do not specialize in parts, but you could try giving Briggs & Stratton's customer support line a call at (800) 444-7774. They should be able to help you with that.
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Michael
Broken Arrow, OK
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/5/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
28
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator, Power When You Need It
This generator is a great buy and has lots of power. I installed a power connection to feed my entire house and so far it does it with ease. Starts easy and not to bad on fuel. WELL WORTH the investment when the storms kill your home power. Just a reminder, please follow ALL safety precautions when connecting these generators, NUMBER 1 first and foremost TURN OFF THE MAINS so NOT to back feed before ANY connection are made..
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Michael Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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John C.
Stafford Springs, CT
REVIEWED
NOV.
25
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far So Good
I had a small generator for brief emergencies , since we do "not" have global warming ...it seems like this is a time to be more prepared ... this supplies the house with enough power : pellet stoves and reg furnace , brief hits on microwave , warm showers etc... I retro fitted a small shed with large hinged open panels (4x6 and 3x4, as well as open door) to lift and hang on each side for plenty of ventilation. After visiting this review I most likely would have been scared away but... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Easy To Store, So Far So Good Have Had To Use It A Few Times Since Purchase
John Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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Chris C.
Dix Hills, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/15/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
11
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Purchase After Sandy
Purchased after Sandy. Have not used in an emergency yet. Have hook up to the electrical panel. Every few months shut power to home and go on back up to test. Generator works very well. Easy to use and starts every time.This generators powers most of the house.
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Reliable, High Quality
Chris Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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Kevin
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/30/13
REVIEWED
APR.
06
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Homeowner
Purchased this generator after it was out of stock for a few months Delivery was very quick , 2-3 days. Assembly was very easy, just had to put the wheels on, add oil and gas starts right up. Have not used it for powerloss yet, hopefully I never have to. This generator is a beast, it looks very powerful, highly recommend it especially after all the positive reviews. Spend the Extra money and purchase the transfer switch, we'll worth it.
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Sid H.
North Platte, NE
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/5/13
REVIEWED
APR.
02
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator
I have not had this generator very long, but, at this point it appears to be a well-made generator. I have only used it for limited applications, but it starts good and has done everything that I have needed it for. Shortly, I am going to be hooked up for a house back-up and that will be the real test. It handles my small welder real well.
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Ed
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/6/13
REVIEWED
MAR.
24
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Peace Of Mind
I purchase this generator after I borrowed this same make/model from my father-in-law when a storm knocked out our power for 2 days. We have been loosing power 2 to 3 times per year where we live and I finally stopped looking around for a loner generator everytime the power goes out and purchased the B&S 30471. A week after I received the generator we lost power for 12 hrs and the generator got its "break in" powering everthing we put on it without and issue. If your looking... more
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Rolan
Barnegat, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/21/13
REVIEWED
MAR.
04
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Super Generator
Half an hour to assemble ..wow its a sturdy machine. Put oil gas, connect the battery start fired up in just one pushed,running for about an hour and a half connect to transfer switch and run all appliances , lights ,two centralized heater,water heater without even a single problem..Thank you EGD.
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Jeff
Bethlehem, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/9/13
REVIEWED
MAR.
04
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Exactly As Promised!
Received my Briggs & Stratton 8000 watt generator in excellent condition. Paid for lift gate service and got what i paid for. Generator was delivered and the truck driver unloaded the generator and moved it into my garage for safe storage. Unpacked the generator as per instructions, assembled wheels easily, hooked up the battery, added the oil included with the generator and put five gallons of gasoline in the fuel tank. Opened the fuel valve, turned the key and she started right up. My... more
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Craig
Quakertown, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/13/13
REVIEWED
FEB.
20
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
"big" Jim Knows His Stuff
This is my second generator purchased from PED. Got a Generac 5500 the first time. Had an professional install my transfer box. But he told me the 5500 would be cutting it close for what I wanted. My fault, I didn't do my homework. Decided to call PED and see if I could really talk to Jim Baugher like it says on the website. Spoke to the man himself and he said this is the one I want. Ran it for a half hour the first day just to break it in. Then ran it the next day and put a load on it. Well... more
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Corey
Yorktown Heights, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/5/12
REVIEWED
FEB.
16
2013
Generator Review
I have yet to use my generator to its full capacity, but the house tests I've run it through tells me this is a quality product. More importantly is the fact that I found P.E.D. after a storm. There service was exceptional, and they delivered a quality product as advertised, not only on time but earlier. I will now do business with them because I feel comfortable knowing that there as true to their ads as they say. I highly recommend purchasing products through P.E.D.
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Bob
Lebanon, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/1/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
10
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Bob
We Were in a Bind With No Power For Over a Week. the Weather Was Turning Cold, Going Down to 2° At Nite.

I Had a B&S 7000 Watt Generator On Order With a Local Merchant Here in N.J. Something Just Told Me to Try to Contact Electric Generators Direct For a Generator, Which I Did and Lucked Out.

I Spoke to One of Their Sales Staff and Asked Him What They Had That Was An Electric Start and At Least 7k Watts. He Said They Had a B&S 8000 Watt Generator Available and They Were... more
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Sean
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/13/11
REVIEWED
NOV.
07
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Hurricane Sandy Workout
I bought this generator about 1.5 years ago after I had lost power for a few days due to a tree taking out my power line in a wind storm. The only time I have used it (until just recently) was to run a tile saw when the power went out for a few hours.

I exercise it every three months (start it up and put a load on it) to make sure it can still provide a charge. This time I was a bit overdue and my power went out for 5 days due to Sandy. The generator performed flawlessly – and started up... more
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Tc
Westborough, MA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/24/11
REVIEWED
DEC.
18
2011
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nice Having The Extra Power Capacity - Good Run Time Per Tank
Purchased from EGD after Irene and had the unit just in time for the October snowstorm that knocked out our power for 2+ days. Great buying experience from EGD and delivery was flawless.

A few observations on the B&S 30471:
- Having the 8,000 watts is very comforting when running different appliances/heaters/etc throughout the house. It was nice not having to worry about whether the unit could handle the load. If you can swing it, go for the 8,000 watt model. The extra $100-200 is... more
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Eric
Buckley, WA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/26/10
REVIEWED
DEC.
19
2010
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great Generator
Took it out of the box, put the wheels on, filled up the oil tank, filled up the gas tank, and it started first time.

The day after I received the generator, my power goes out for 15 hours. Nice to be able to wheel it outside, hook it up and power up all my necessities.
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William L.
Miami, FL
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/31/15
REVIEWED
OCT.
13
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Price And Awesome Customer Service
So i was shopping around for this specific model Briggs & Stratton generator. Immediately I came across electric generators direct and their unbeatable deal. I called customer service and asked all the questions I had and they very happily helped me answering all my question. The buying process was simple and hassle free.

I was given my tracking number along with an estimated day of expected delivery, and sure enough it made it on time. On top of having the lowest price online for this... more
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Ralph A.
Lake Placid, FL
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/30/15
REVIEWED
OCT.
07
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ready To Run Quickly
Cut the carton off the shipping box. Did the final assembly, axles,wheels, battery, etc. Then added fuel, oil, and then started it on the first try. Have not used it yet except on light test loads, but so far, seems to exceed my expectations.
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David M.
Lake Orion, MI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/16/15
REVIEWED
APR.
07
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Nice Machine
So far, so good. In the past, I had some lawn equipment with Briggs and Stratton motors and had a few problems. However, this is a very well made machine. It has a strong frame compared to some of the cheaper generators.

I haven't had a chance to use it other than running it every couple of weeks. When I had the connections installed, and tested the generator, it effortlessly powered most of my house. The delivery was excellent. They even moved it into my garage with a small fork lift.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Price, Features
Cons: Heavy, A Bit Noisy
David Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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Gary W.
Townsend, WI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/16/15
REVIEWED
APR.
07
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Perfect Match
This 8000 watt unit fit exactly what I was looking for. My old generator was a 7500 watt Craftsman that went on the fritz with no replacement part available. After much shopping, I found your website.

What a great deal. I ordered it on Monday and it was delivered to my door on Wednesday, how can you beat that for service. It was easy to set up and it started with the tap of the starter. I will be sure to recommend you to my friends.
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Michael B.
Fanwood, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/7/15
REVIEWED
MAR.
29
2015
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Problems For The Start
I got this generator a few days ago. I set it up and started it for the first time yesterday and it's been nothing but trouble.

It's very difficult to start. When it does finally start it runs extremely rough for about 30 seconds then shuts down completely.

I cannot get it restarted after that. I bought this generator on the excellent recommendations it had but I'm extremely disappointed in it.
Michael Does Not Recommend This Product
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Michael,
Sorry to hear about the generator having a hard time starting. This is not very common for a new unit to be doing this and there could be several things causing this to happen. I recommend checking the air filter to make sure it is not clogged with oil from shipping. Another thing I suggest checking is the fuel to make sure it is fresh and has not been sitting for awhile. Believe it or not this is the most common thing to cause this issue.

If you continue to have issues, your best option is to contact Briggs & Stratton directly at (800) 743-4115 and have them diagnose the problem further and help find a local service center.
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Michael,
We’re sorry to hear about the difficulties you are having with your unit. As long as the fuel you are using is fresh (less than 2 weeks old) and the oil level is correct, the engine should start. Keep in mind, there is a 2 year warranty time frame covering manufacturing defects and workmanship. Please take the unit into an authorized service center to see if there was a manufacturing defect. Follow this link: http://bit.ly/14yWuSi for a service dealer locator.
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Dennis
Menomonee Falls, WI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/3/15
REVIEWED
MAR.
26
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Wouldn't Run Out Of The Box.
I was disappointed when I finished assembling the unit and found out it wouldn't run. The engine would start, but would kill if the choke was taken all of the way off. With about half choke it would surge and never reach peak rpm.

I took it in for warranty repair and was told the carb was taken apart and cleaned. I had a chance to run it this past weekend and it now runs fine. One nice feature of this unit is that the 2 poles of the 240v 30 amp breaker are connected. Having only one leg... more
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Chip
Orono, ME
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/10/14
REVIEWED
JAN.
01
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Work Horse
I bought this generator to run a majority of the house in an emergency. I went with this one because the positive reviews were constant compared to Generac which had great reviews, but more catastrophic negatives. This was the size I wanted and had a key start which is great for my wife. It shipped extremely fast. When I received it I got it together in no time flat. Personally the set up was simple. I ran the generator immediately for 8 hours to break it in, drained the oil and filled it... more
Pros: High Quality, Reliable, Durable, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: Plastic Wheel Hubs
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Michael P.
Litchfield, NH
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/30/14
REVIEWED
DEC.
22
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator
It is very user friendly. Other than a few test runs I have not had the opportunity to use it for a power outage. It is heavy but not too difficult to move around. It is much quieter than my 20 yr old coleman power mate.

It will run a majority of the house compared to the 6 circuits we were limited to with the our old generator. At this time we are very happy with this generator.
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Will W.
Bath, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/19/14
REVIEWED
DEC.
13
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Beautiful Machine...can't Wait To Use It
The B&S 30471 arrived in a tractor trailer that had a lift gate and a great driver. All I signed up for was lift gate service but the driver was nice enough to put it right into my garage. (I have a paved driveway and he had a super duper little fork lift thing).

The box was flawless as was the machine inside of it. Assembly was very easy with just a couple of wrenches being required. I have yet to start it up but B&S is a good name and I don't expect any difficulties. If I... more
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Andrew W.
Simsbury, CT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/23/14
REVIEWED
DEC.
05
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Machine!
Clear, Easy & Simple assembly. Great features. Very portable…wife and daughter able to roll it out of the garage, start it up, plug in the cable, flip the switch and return into our fully lit and mostly functional 3000 sq. ft. home. Need a funnel for adding oil and checking oil level, is hard to read on the stick/plug.
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, Easy To Store, Exceeded Expectations
Cons: No Oil Or Gas Filter, Need Funnel To Add Oil, Oil Level Is Hard To Read
Andrew Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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David
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/9/14
REVIEWED
DEC.
01
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Good Generator
We were without power for 1-week during Christmas 2013 and vowed we'd never let that happen again. I did some basic research and called a few service shops in my county to ensure they would perform warranty work on this generator. I made the purchase online (here at electricgeneratorsdirect.com) and had the generator within a few days, the instructions allowed me to have it assembled within 30-minutes. I put premium gas and oil in and it fired up immediately, provided a steady 120-volts out of... more
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Tim
Coldwater, MI
REVIEWED
NOV.
25
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Would Buy It Again
I've had this generator for about 4 years now, and it has never failed me!!! I know I made the right purchase but I purchased it for a local electrician.

I would definitely recommend it. I would love to purchase one for my dad but even splitting the cost with my brother, it's still too expensive.
Tim Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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Bob W.
West Harrison, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/21/14
REVIEWED
NOV.
23
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator
I own a small electrical company and provide and install portable generators and transfer equipment to customers who don't wish to install a "whole house" system, for a variety of reasons.

I've sold and installed around 10 of these Briggs units in the last couple of years. It is quality built and easy to put together. It has never failed to start on the first turn of the key, and runs strong and reasonably quiet
Bob Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
Bob's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I love EGD! Excellent prices, an easy to use website and awesome customer service"
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Doug S.
Delight, AR
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/13/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
09
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
No Problems
Purchased this 2 years ago and no issues with it so far. We do remove the battery cable and pump the fuel out of it when in storage.
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again, Features
Cons: None
Doug Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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Ray B.
Bethany, CT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/23/11
REVIEWED
JUL.
08
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Runs The Whole House
Always starts and does a good job.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, Easy To Store
Cons: Expensive
Ray Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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Vincent M.
Wyckoff, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/18/13
REVIEWED
OCT.
09
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
So Far Great Product
Nice product. Just received it and set it up. Started right up no problem. A little loud. If it turns out to be durable and reliable it will be a great unit
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, High Quality, Durable
Cons: Heavy, Expensive, Not Brushless
Vincent Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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Jamie
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/24/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
18
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Value
I bought this ahead of Sandy as we seem to be losing power more often on the East coast. I had my electrician wire up the house and now I am ready for the next storm.

This generator started right up out of the box. It was a very simple setup to get it going. It powers just about everything in my house (2800 sq.ft.) I had lights on, stove running, TV's going- it was great.

I changed the oil after 5 hours and ran it for about 15 more hours straight. No problems.
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Bill H.
Sparta, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/28/12
REVIEWED
SEP.
19
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Generator Problem
I received the generator as you said I would, time wise. I do think it is asking a lot to pay $50 just to have it taken off the truck.

After putting it together, which was very easy, I ran it for a few minutes and found it leaking below the carburetor. I called several service places in the area who were Briggs and Stratton Service repair and they said to bring it in and they would fix it.

Unfortunately I am 77 years old and cannot put it in the back of my SUV. I called Electric... more
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Winston M.
Kennesaw, GA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/5/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
16
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Briggs & Stratton 8000 Watt Generator
I hired a licensed electrician to wire the generator into my house panel. We did a dry run and every thing seems to be OK. We are now ready for the first emergency.The 10 circuit transfer switch did not work the first time we turned it on. The electrician took the front panel off and discovered two circuit wires were never connected at the factory. He connected the two wires and everything was OK.
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Fred
Lake Zurich, IL
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/26/11
REVIEWED
FEB.
04
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Works Well, Nice Design, But Quite Loud!
I purchased this power generator for emergency purposes and received it two weeks ago. I haven't had a power outage yet, put ran the generator a couple of times just to check it out and make sure I understand how it works. I connected several loads and it seems to work fine. The design is very nice!

What I don't like, and I think this is a general problem of this kind of equipment, is the noise. It is very loud! It is so loud that I was afraid that someone in my neighborhood will call the... more
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Michael
Kensington, CT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/31/11
REVIEWED
DEC.
29
2011
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Nor'easter Blues
Bought this generator looking at many good reviews, good service from EGD. It fired right up when we first lost power due to the nor'easter that hit us in CT in Oct 2011. It worked great for 2 hours then died. We took it to the local authorized dealer who also had no power and they were able to look at it and get it going two days later. The injector to the carb was faulty. Works well when it works.
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John
Disputanta, VA
REVIEWED
SEP.
29
2011
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Great Generator
I made if fairly comfortably through Irene with a borrowed 6500W generator but wanted a little more oomph! for the next one. I decided on the B&S 30471 mainly because of price and recommendations from EGD. Great decision! First of all, the service was amazing. If not for the flooding in PA, I would have had the generator 2 days after ordering. The shipper EGD uses is outstanding as well, backed an 18 wheeler right up to my shed, dropped the generator on the lift gate and rolled it into... more
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Earl
La Plata, MD
REVIEWED
SEP.
19
2011
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Generator Direct Great Price
The generator arrive in pristine condition. I put it together added oil and the next day I gave it a test run, it powered everything I through at it. Fuel consumption was outstanding. My only issue was with the shipper I was asked to call them, when I did they seem to be disturbed that I was calling to set up delivery. I was placed on hold at least three maybe four times for a total of 20 minutes. When someone answered I was told it would be delivered on a Tuesday between the hours of 10:00AM... more
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Skyhawk Electric
Minneapolis, MN
REVIEWED
AUG.
12
2011
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
My Experience With Electric Generators Direct
My customer wanted a portable generator for all the usual reasons. I looked online at several websites and found EGD's site had the most product, most information and better prices with free shipping on the generator. The B&S generator came without damage, was easy and fast to assemble the wheel kit (about 30 min including oil and gas) and came with the battery (AGM or gel) installed.

My customer is older and has some disability so the electric start was required but still wanted to be... more
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Wes
Somers, CT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/24/11
REVIEWED
JUL.
18
2011
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Good Buying Experience - Not So Sure About B&s
Buying from Generators Direct was a great experience, my generator arrived four days after placing my order. The delivery went smooth the driver off-loaded the generator and placed it right where I asked him to. The communication between the delivery company and me was timely and accurate.

The assembly was easy but I soon had a problem. Upon putting gas in the tank, I noticed a puddle of gas quickly forming on my driveway. Upon closer inspection, I noticed that the gas was leaking from the... more
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Product Expert
Wes,
Fuel tanks are tested for pressure at the factory by using air, but they are not tested with liquid fuel after fitment to the generator. Doing so would cause the remaining fuel to varnish in the tank & would emit gas fumes causing other possible issues with freight carriers and consumers.

Very infrequently a machine will come out of the box DOA. Briggs is the largest US portable generator company and issues like this are rare. Yet, it can happen.
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Tony
Chelmsford, MA
REVIEWED
JAN.
28
2011
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
B&s 8000w Generator
Purchased generator locally just before Christmas. Started with no problem and powered whole house. Very nice package. However, as the temperature dropped below freezing, starter would not engage. Not sure if solenoid, battery, or both is the problem. Testing now to determine source. Would certainly have liked to see unit manufactured in the U.S.. Personal experience with other Chinese-made products has not been stellar. Hope that the starter problem is not the result of being built in... more
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Linda
Grand View, ID
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/8/10
REVIEWED
NOV.
29
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
It Is Quiet!
There is no better place to purchase a generator. The web site is easy to navigate, the reviews and recommendations are trustworthy, and the shipping is timely.

We bought this as a replacement for our 14-year old Homelite generator with Briggs & Stratton engine. We loved our old generator using it with our RV on trips and really used it the last four years working at our property which has no electricity. This new one, the 30471, went together easily and started the first time we... more
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Dewey Johnson
White Hall, AR
REVIEWED
NOV.
23
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Happy
I Received my generator in two days.Put the wheels on started it up. Tested it on my house it ran the central heat blower, fridge and several light with ease. I could have added more breakers but was happy to know it would run the basics.

Hope I never need it but the peace of mind is nice to know.
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Ken
Gilbert, IA
REVIEWED
NOV.
13
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
No Problems
Arrived on time and unloaded with utmost professionalism. Easy to prep...started on first try.

Great unit - but hope I never have to use it!
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Vernon Walters
Aurora, CO
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/20/10
REVIEWED
NOV.
10
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Electrician Loved It
We haven't had to use it yet, thankfully, because we only use it in emergencies.

When the electrician saw it he said "Now that's a nice generator." He got it all hooked up and ready to go so hopefully we'll know how to use it.

And the delivery and service was great. Thank you.
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Dave
Clear Brook, VA
REVIEWED
SEP.
21
2010
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Started On The First Try
Haven't had to use it yet. Unit started on first try, very well built. Only complaint is that it is a little more noisy then I expected.
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Richard
Marshfield, MA
REVIEWED
SEP.
21
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Sweet Generator
I received the generator and was a little surprised how easy it was to assemble.

I put in the oil and a gallon of gas and it started right up. Couldn't have been easier.

The 10 Circuit Transfer Switch is another issue. Now I will have to decide what I want to have powered! And oh yes, hire an licensed Electrician.
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Colin
Bedminster, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/9/10
REVIEWED
AUG.
31
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Portable Generator, Great Customer Service
I'm always a little wary of purchasing over the Internet from vendors I don't know, particularly on a big ticket item.

I did my homework and found Electric Generators Direct (EGD), an authorized Briggs & Stratton dealer with a good reputation.

Their price couldn't be beat, but I still had some trepidation about ordering sight unseen. Those worries were unfounded.

EGD kept me up-to-date on my order progress, and promptly shipped the item. The trucking company called a day in... more
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Douglas
Bullshopoals, AR
REVIEWED
AUG.
23
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Impressed
I was impressed with my new generator.

It started right up when it was unpacked, and if it performs as well as my old Briggs 6500 generator I'll be very pleased.
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Frederick Stetter
Whie Plains, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/20/10
REVIEWED
JUN.
13
2010
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Electrical Contractor Recommends
I ordered this generator after doing considerable research. The support and service is very extensive.

The machine was easy to put together and it started up as soon as I turned on the key.

I was very happy about that. It looks like it is very well designed.

As an electrical contractor I recommend it highly.
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Eugene T.
Carmel, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/3/15
REVIEWED
NOV.
06
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Briggs Portable
M30471 8000 watt Briggs & Stratton generator was quickly and painlessly delivered to end of my driveway and I used a hand truck to heel it up to the garage door.

It worked perfectly right out of the box be sure to put oil in it first. two oil cans came with it. I had it hooked up by a professional. I've been periodically running it. It fires up and hums every time. The thing is my weapon against the unearthly ravages of NYwinter.

I feel safe from icy perdition at last. I never had a... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Price, Doesn't Take Up Much Space In Garage
Cons: None
Eugene Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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David
Bainbridge, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/23/15
REVIEWED
AUG.
04
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Solid Generator
Bought the 30471 based on the reviews, the brand and the availability of local warranty service shops. Plus it was a $100 off with a free power cord. Received the generator on time with out any damage.

Everything about it is solid and well made. The only thing that seams like it was an after though is the vent tube attached to the gas cap.

Assembly of the unit was extremely easy. After adding the oil & gas, the gen started right up. So far I have only run it for an hour with a... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Features, Durable
Cons: None
David Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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James G.
Slaughter, LA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/11/15
REVIEWED
JUL.
03
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Hurricane Protection
Great unit and a great value. I actually used it 3 times in the first week after receiving it. Shipping was fast and the truck driver unloaded and placed it in my garage.

Took about 15 minutes to install the wheel kit. I would have rather had a push button start than the key and I would like an easy way to directly connect the output power cable, otherwise, Completely Satisfied.
James Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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Roger L.
Warren, AR
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/10/15
REVIEWED
APR.
05
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator But Terrible Freight Service
I purchased a B&S 30471 gen from PED online. The gen looks great and operates fine although I haven't tested it a great deal yet. PED is great to do business with and the price was wonderful! My generator was shipped with SAIA Freight and this is where the problem started. I received a tracking # so I started tracking it. It stated expected delivery date would be__ so I waited around all that day and did not received a call. The next day I called the toll free number, which connected me... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality
Cons: Expensive, Would Be Nice To Have A Volt Meter
Roger Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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Richard K.
Wallkill, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/10/14
REVIEWED
DEC.
02
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator
I love this portable generator. When it was delivered in 4 days, which was just regular shipping, I took it out of the box, put the wheels on in less that 5 minutes, filled it with 38 ounces of supplied oil, leveled the unit, turned the key, and it started the first time!! Hummed right along, like a kitten. It was a little noisy, but then what does one expect from a generator. Low and behold, two days later, the power was out. I turned the key, and we had power to sit back and watch the snow... more
Richard Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
Richard's Experience With Electric Generators Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"The shipping was incredibly fast, even though I did not order expedited shipping. The trucking company (ABF) was great. They helped unload and position the generator in the perfect spot. What a great shipping company!! The website was easy to use and the transaction went smooth as silk. What a pleasure to do business with this company!!! Before I forget. I saved money off regular local retail no shipping cost and saved 8.25% sales tax (icing on the cake)!"
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Robert B.
Lanesville, IN
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/2/13
REVIEWED
JAN.
02
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good To Go!
Installed the wheel assembly, filled with oil and gas, and it started on the first try. It worked perfectly with the Reliance Controls 30 amp Transfer Switch on the test run.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, I'd Buy It Again, Features
Cons: Heavy
Robert Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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John P.
Fords, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/6/12
REVIEWED
DEC.
29
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Update
I purchased the B&S 30471 back in early Nov.2012 shortly after Sandy. It was on backorder for about 6 weeks and delivered late Dec. Arrived in perfect condition, set it up, added oil and it cranked right up. Soon after, I ordered the Reliance 10 circuit transfer switch and had it installed by a licensed electrician(RECOMMENDED). Fast forward to the present (Dec.'13). I have not had any outages but have run the generator regularly-about twice a month, for about 15 to 20 minutes. The unit... more
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, Reliable, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: None
John Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
John Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Outstanding company to deal with."
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Jose N.
Jackson, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/1/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
25
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Well Built
Looks like a well built generator heavy duty frame ill be using it for emergency home backup. Easy to assemble started right up so far no regrets.
Pros: Easy To Use
Jose Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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Jeff L.
Pearisburg, VA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/29/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
21
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good To Go
Generator arrived undamaged. Set up was easy. Cranked right up. Ready for outages.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price
Jeff Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
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James G.
Leominster, LA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/23/13
REVIEWED
DEC.
16
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator
Quality product & great service!
Pros: Easy To Use, Price, Durable, I'd Buy It Again
James Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
James Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great selection and quality products, the transaction was very easy."
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Paul C.
Tiverton, RI
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/28/13
REVIEWED
NOV.
19
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
So Far - Adequete
No long drawn out story here - I bought it for protection against power outages caused from storms. After receiving the BS generator I pulled it out of the box and assembled it (really easy) and ran a basic test to make sure it works. The ONLY complaint I thus far is that the electric start does not work as advertised I am just glad there is a pull start. Other than that - it seems to be functioning fine.....we'll find out when we loose power this winter.
Pros: Easy To Use, Price
Paul Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Paul,
If you're having issues with the electric start on your generator, I would suggest contacting Briggs & Stratton directly @ (800) 743-4115. They will most likely refer you to a local service center to see if any warranty work needs to be done.
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Paul Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"I loved the ability to narrow search options and shipping was quicker than I expected (even placing the order on a Saturday night)."
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Jersey G.
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/3/12
REVIEWED
SEP.
05
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Overall Nice Machine
Bought after being w/out power for 2 weeks due to Sandy. Overall, a well-built generator, especially for the $$. Solid and sturdy - only negative is that the engine misfires a little but it doesn't affect performance. The choke mechanism needs to be adjusted a bit but other than that, a great gen for the $$. Well built, heavy machine.
Pros: Easy To Use, Features, Price, High Quality
Cons: None
Jersey Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
Jersey Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Delivery was faster than promised."
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Gary C.
Baton Rouge, LA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/13/13
REVIEWED
SEP.
04
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Briggs & Stratton 8000 Watt Generator
The shipping was fast, not damaged, followed instructions and it fired right up. Haven't got to use it yet, satisfied so far.
Pros: Easy To Use, Durable, Price, Reliable
Gary Recommends This Briggs & Stratton Product
Gary Would Recommend Electric Generators Direct To A Friend
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Great and informative website."
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Don
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/1/13
REVIEWED
MAR.
22
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
B&s Electric Start Generator
Got the generator in less than a week, went together easily, what little there was to assemble. Filled it with gas and oil, I have an electric start, at age 72 something I wanted, but used the "jerk" rope the first time. It started the first pull. We purchased it for power outages, really expected an ice storm this spring, but haven't had to use it yet. Hope it stays that way!!
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Jim
Pound Ridge, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/7/13
REVIEWED
MAR.
22
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Too Many Storms
The Northeast Has Been Hit With Some Crazy Weather the Past Two Years. Got This Generator and Transfer Switch. All Is Hooked Up, Tested and Ready to Go. Got the Briggs Machine Because of Quality.
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Salvatore
Ogdensburg, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/28/13
REVIEWED
FEB.
21
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Briggs Generator
1/2 hour to put together and just add oil and gas. Started right up and idled in 15 seconds. Nice machine.
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Curt
Lindenhurst, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/18/12
REVIEWED
FEB.
21
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Needed Replacemenbt Generators
I purchased these two generators for my home and a business partners after two Coleman Generators w/ 10hp Tecumseh failed during Sandy. Both engines blew up with minimal hours. I did not want to make a large investment for something that I needed only once in the 18 yrs I've owned my house, but also did not want anther piece of junk. I reviewed this unit on Electric Generators Direct website called EGD and spoke with a tech there who had all the answers I was looking for and decided to go with... more
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Robert
Little Rock, AR
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/26/13
REVIEWED
FEB.
19
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Nothing Could Have Been Better
The set up was easy. The Generator is a heavy duty, quality piece of equipment. It started easily and produced power smoothly and flawlessly. I could not want anything better. To test it, I connected it to my house and turned on everything I expect to run during a power outage (one at a time). The generator handled the job well. I expect that it will serve me well during the coming years.
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Rich
Milford, CT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/15/12
REVIEWED
FEB.
11
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Generator Review
Works great. Delivery great.
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Frank
Staten Island, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/11/12
REVIEWED
FEB.
08
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My Review
When my generator came, the first thing I did was to install wheels and bar handle. I put oil and gas, in it, installed the battery cable, then I pulled out the choke and fired it up. It started on the first crank. I just might us it this weekend, they are predicting a snow storm for the Northeast. I think it’s going to work out just fine, if I use it, I will let you know how it worked out. Electric Generators Direct was nice to do business with. Thanks.
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Edward
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/5/12
REVIEWED
FEB.
07
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Easy Delivery, Courteous Driver
Actually it was delivered sooner than estimated as it was a back-ordered item. The delivery was easy and the driver was most courteous and accommodating... A good experience!

I haven't used the generator yet but I can wait...
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Matt
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/10/13
REVIEWED
FEB.
04
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Briggs & Stratton 30471
I put in oil and gas and it started right up. After allowing it to warm up, I connected it to my main breaker panel (30amp plug). It powered my entire house except for central air. Ran it for about 30 min. All seemed to be OK. Will run it for 30 min per week under some load for exercise until 1st oil change. I'm ready for the next power outage.
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Mike
Monterey, VA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/5/12
REVIEWED
JAN.
22
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Upgrade
After the derecho this past summer and the extended power outage caused by all of the downed trees, I decided that it was time to start thinking seriously about upgrading from my thirty plus year old Homelite 3500 watt construction generator. which had developed a few issues that had me doubting its continued reliability. I had considered a propane standby prior to the storm but rejected that idea after finding the cost was not something that I wanted to do and..... I would likely use more... more
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Andres
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/25/12
REVIEWED
JAN.
21
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Sandy Saver
I was one of those that waited until the last minute to buy a generator as Super Storm Sandy was approaching Connecticut. All the stores were out of stock, and someone said go on line and try Electric Generators Direct. I ordered the Friday before the storm hit and even with all of the weather delays, it arrived at the shipping terminal in CT on Wednesday. Got it home that day, unpacked it and set up the relatively few things that needed to be done (30 minutes or so) and then fired it up on... more
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Robert
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 12/30/12
REVIEWED
JAN.
21
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Buy
Too many power outages not to have a generator. We talked about it for years and finally took the plunge. The price and delivery by Electric Generators Direct was simply excellent. Delivery driver was a super good guy.

My electrician was not happy when I told him I purchased one without consulting him but was impressed with the Briggs & Stratton 30471 when he checked it out. Especially the 30 amp 8000-10,000 output. As he put it "your off the hook it's a good one".

I would... more
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Dave
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/16/12
REVIEWED
JAN.
19
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
B&s 30471 - No Surprises
I finally received the generator on Monday by carrier (w/ lift gate service - highly recommended unless you have a lot of muscle there to help) after a lengthy back order (following Hurricane Sandy). Fired it up this weekend for a test run.

Started first pull and ran the house incl furnace for 75 minutes on a half gallon of gas. Only assembly was mounting the wheels, bracket stand, and connecting the battery cable, filling with oil (provided) and some gas... 5 minutes.

Switches and... more
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George
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/12/12
REVIEWED
JAN.
15
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
So Far, So Good!
Arrived finally. Easy to assemble. Started on first try. Provided proper voltage on all outlets.

Easy to move around. Not too loud. We'll see how it really performs when we have our next power outage.
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John
Northport, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/10/12
REVIEWED
JAN.
11
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Happy Guy
Hi, just received my generator and wanted to express my thanks. Everything from the great website (where I could compare different models since i know nothing about them), the delivery (driver was great), to the generator itself made me happy with my selection.

I'd highly recommend EGD and the B&G model I have. I'm also surprised that I was able to get this so soon after Sandy, since about 8,000,000 other folks are also looking for one. The generator assembled quickly and started right... more
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John
Fords, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/6/12
REVIEWED
JAN.
08
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Outage? Bring It On!
Delivered a week ahead of estimated arrival in perfect condition. All preps done in no time flat. Had one question about the tubing attached to the gas cap, Figured it was an emissions thing which was confirmed by Jim at PED.

Fired it up and ran like a champ. Down the the line I will most likely use the manual pull start rather than electric start but hooked up the neg, battery connection anyway and will keep it charged up ongoing.

I have the highest confidence that it will perform... more
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Frank
Pleasant Mount, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/29/12
REVIEWED
DEC.
31
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Mr. Frank
I operate a calf farm and need power or my animals would die. I bought this generator as a backup to my tractor driven generator, which is a 90HP tractor and a real fuel hog.

I received the Briggs exactly as promised, simple assembly as advertised. I added oil gasoline and started right up (great for a Briggs) Within one week had a power outage for 4 days. Ran a trial 6 hours in lieu of tractor generator (a 20 KW) powered everything needed in barn and house. Seems like a real good... more
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William
Norristown, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/27/12
REVIEWED
DEC.
30
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Satisfied So Far Norristown, Pa.
I purchased Briggs & Stratton model 30471-8000 watt electric generator on 10/27/2012,after losing electricity 3 times in the last year.
Although back ordered, it was shipped 10/30 2012. I received 4 days later after setting up appointment with R&L carriers. (don't agree with lift gate charges, as they usually use these tucks for pedal runs) set up was easy per instructions. The generator started right up. Fortunately we have not had to use as of 12/30 2012, but is plugged into battery... more
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Armando
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/20/12
REVIEWED
DEC.
23
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My New Generator
I purchased a new generator online and was a little scared about buying it.
But I received it on time, and put the wheels on and oil in it .
I turned the key and it started up. It ran it for a a period of time.
I verified that all the outlets worked.
I was very happy of the design of the unit.
I can't wait to use it during the power outage.
Just kidding I hope I never need to use it .
But I have it for for that time of need.
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Eric
Carmel, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/3/12
REVIEWED
DEC.
16
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Good Product
I bought this generator during the Hurricane Sandy Storm because my power was out for 11 days. I wasn't fortunate enough to have it during the outage, but now that I do it's peace of mind. I paid extra for expedited shipping and lift gate service. The shipping took an extra 8 days instead of 3. The box was all banged up but the generator wasn't damaged. ( make sure you check it before the delivery driver leaves and if there is damage you write it down on the slip)

The generator started... more
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Joe
Ridgefield, CT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/25/12
REVIEWED
DEC.
05
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Glad I Finally Bought It
During the first 15 years we lived in southwest Connecticut we had one extended power outage - for all of three days. Last year we lost power after IRENE and again after the October snowstorm, for 8 days each time. Living without power in an all-electric house that depends on well and septic pumps is not pleasant.

I finally ordered a generator the week before SANDY and wish I had done so sooner. EGD was great with communications and the price was right. R&L Carriers was a mixed... more
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Tony
Edison, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/2/12
REVIEWED
DEC.
02
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Hurricane Sandy Upgrade
I needed to upgrade- my old generator was about 15 yrs old and was used on job sites as well as during Hurricane Irene.
Then we get hit with Hurricane Sandy, and we lost power for 12 days straight. After the 2nd day with no power, l knew that l was going to need a new generator so l looked all over and remembered seeing generators on Power Equipment Direct.

I had done business with them before, so l took a look and saw this Briggs & Stratton Model 30471. It could be delivered in 2-3... more
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Product Expert
Tony,
We're glad you made it safely through a difficult time. Please don't forget to do the oil changes at the intervals laid out in your Owner's Manual.
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Patrick
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/2/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
26
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Glad I Bought It!
I have been looking for some time to upgrade from my current generator and then Sandy hit us. I was without power for five days during the storm with the exception of what I could run on my current generator.

I ordered this the day that I got my power back (Friday) and received it by the following Wednesday. Delivery was excellent. The driver called me to let me know he was in the area. He backed right in and dropped it off at my garage and stayed until I opened it to make sure that... more
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Gary
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/3/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
24
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Nice
I only put 14 hours on it so far, but I am completely satisfied. The battery powered key start is a pleasure to use.

The only comments I have is that the cotter pin used to hold the wheel on broke during assembly so I had to use a small nail and bend it over. I also find it odd that there is no filter in fuel tank opening. I'm sure there is an in-line gas filter, but I prefer to catch as much crap as I can before I put gas in the tank. So I guess I can buy some kind of strainer and just put... more
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Jim D.
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/29/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
24
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
What A Machine!!
I received a call from the shipping company two days ahead of the expected delivery. I arranged for a day that I would be home and got the generator as scheduled. The box (and the generator) arrived in perfect condition.

It took about 10 minutes to put the wheels on, the handle was already assembled. I put the oil in. My only comment on this was that it would be helpful if the instructions would specify if all the oil goes in or only a certain number of ounces. The gas went in, choke... more
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Mary Ann T.
Yonkers, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/2/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
24
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Gift
This was a gift for my son. It was delivered quickly and looks like a sturdy generator.

He and his family live in Putnam County and have had several power outages. They are now prepared for the next one.
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Renaldo
Eastchester, NY
REVIEWED
NOV.
23
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Desperate
Don't know a hell of a lot about generators but I will tell you this... I would recommend Electric Generators Direct to everyone looking to purchase on line. I like the ease of use of the web site, no tax, & no shipping fees.

You will get a tracking number that you can refer back to at any time to check your delivery. They also give you a direct number to the carrier and they will give you a 2 hour window on delivery and then it's at your door step !!

I would recommend them without... more
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Paul K.
Cornwall, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/1/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
23
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Very Easy To Use Generator
It Took Roughly One Half Hour to Unpack and Put Together. After Filling It With Oil and Gas All It Took Was a Turn of the Key and It Started Right Up.

My Electrician Highly Recommended the Briggs and Stratton Brand and. I'M Glad I Listened to Him.
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Edward S.
Haddon Heights, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/31/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
21
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
My Generator
Great delivery. Works fine.
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James S.
Scotch Plains, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/30/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
21
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love My Generator
I actually ordered it on the day that Hurricane Sandy hit and had it up and running two days later.

Your prices are great and you have quick delivery. My family thanks you for the great service . . .
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Robert
Briarcliff Manor, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/28/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
21
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Does The Job
I ordered this unit the day before Sandy hit. I picked it up from the carrier's depot in my state 5 days later in order to expedite the delivery and get some power for the house.

At 250 lbs, it takes two average men, not more, not less, to get this unit to the ground. Set up was very straightforward with basic tools. No access issues connecting the battery as noted on some other units. It helps to have a long thin funnel for the oil fill. The unit comes with the initial oil fill supply,... more
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Bart
Levittown, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/30/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
20
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Product
I bought this generator right after Sandy hit Long Island. I had it running for four days without any problems.

Assembly was a breeze. This is by far one of the best generators I used so far.
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Joe
Neshanic Station, NJ
REVIEWED
NOV.
20
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Magic Generator
I ordered the generator right before Sandy hit. It was backordered, but shipped the next day. Things were so bad here in New Jersey that the trucker could not deliver it.

After 5 days without electricity, I drove to Carney, NJ and picked it up from the dock. The shipper was apologetic and very helpful getting it into my Classic Range Rover.

I got it home, fired it up and the lights came back on! My office was still without power so I put it back in the RR and drove 30 miles to my office... more
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Matt
Spring Brook Twp, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/30/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
20
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Just What We Wanted
I ordered this generator a few days after Hurricane Sandy. It arrived on time and the delivery person unloaded it right in the garage. It took about 20 minutes to put together and it started right up.

We were without power from Hurricane Sandy for 5 days. This generator kept us in power for the last two days without any trouble.

It's not that loud, and better on gas then I expected. I can't say enough good things about this generator and Electric Generators Direct.com.
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Joe
REVIEWED
NOV.
20
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Good Purchase & Ready For The Next Power Outage
I ordered this generator on Monday the Oct. 29th, that night SANDY hit. A friend lent me a 6000-Watt generator, which worked fine except I had to turn many things off to run my well for showering and washing the dishes. Because of all the issues from the hurricane I didn't receive my generator until Friday the Nov. 2nd which I elected to go to the trucking outfit to pick it up, which probably saved me a couple of days.

Once I got it home I unpacked and assembled the generator, which was a... more
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John
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/29/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
19
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Saved The Day!
I love my new Briggs & Stratton. It runs like a charm and is pretty good on gas. It handles our load with one hand tied behind it's back.

I am also very impressed with the service. I ordered this generator on Monday DURING Hurricane Sandy. It was in my driveway on Thursday afternoon! With two elderly parents staying with us during the storm with no heat, this really saved the day.

Awesome!
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Justin
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/29/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
19
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Power & Large Fuel Tank
So, after months of fighting with the wife, Hurricane Sandy came along and I was without power for about a day. Once the power came back I ordered this one, which was a great choice due to what I call Snow Storm Mandy (Sandy's lil' sister) leaving me with no power again.

This site had the best price around the time Sandy came arrived, and they did not price gouge like local stores and possibly other competitors.

The generator is high power and easily starts with the turn of a switch.... more
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Peter
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/31/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
18
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Just In Time
I got everything but the switch box from Electric Generators Direct. It was easy to assemble the generator, and it fired up instantly and ran without a hitch during Hurricane Sandy.
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Stanley
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/26/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
17
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
12 Days W/o Utility Electric During Hurricane Sandy
I ordered the generator on the Friday before the storm hit on Monday night. The generator was finally able to be picked up at R and L trucking on the following Saturday. I accepted the storm-related delays. Sliding it safely off my SUV tailgate at home was easy.

The generator took 45 minutes to set up- it was real easy. It has lots of power. We were living pretty good with all of the power this unit provided. We ran it on and off for 9 days and nights. It's loud when you're outside... more
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Don
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/26/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
17
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Excellent Quality Generator
I selected this generator based on reviews and was not disappointed- it's a good quality product, easy to assemble, started on first try after connecting battery. I'm very happy with price and unit looks like it will last next 20 years. I have not used it for a power-out situation yet, but I am ready.
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Rob
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/26/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
16
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Did The Job
I ordered 2 days before the hurricane hit, so the trucking company was unable to deliver to the house. I went to the freight depot in my state to pick it up as power was out for 2 days already.

Once home, set up took about 20 minutes to install the wheels and add oil. It started right up and kept the house running for 6 more days with no problems. It started right up every time and did the job.

The thing is a beast, and powered everything as I have a sub-panel and transfer hook up.... more
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Lance
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/25/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
16
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Timing
I ordered this the last minute before Hurricane Sandy. It was delivered just as promised- on time. It worked right out of the box (after required wheel base assembly). No problems.

My overall experience was excellent, with both the generator and with Electric Generators Direct.
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Rich
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/28/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
16
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Saved My Heiney!
Sandy, you hurt me real bad. Briggs & Stratton, you saved my heiney!!

It's an awesome machine, a beast, that runs like a charm!
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David
Huntington, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/10/11
REVIEWED
NOV.
11
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Purchase We've Ever Made
We purchased this generator from PED after Hurricane Irene last year and had the transfer switch installed by a licensed electrician. Our power went out this year as soon as Sandy started blowing in. The generator started on the first turn of the key in the ignition, and ran 290.6 hours straight 24/7 without a hiccup through both the hurricane and the nor'easter a week later.

It burned a surprisingly small amount of oil (Royal Purple Synthetic) and ran about 12 hours on a tank. I can't... more
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Product Expert
David,
Please remember to do the maintenance/oil changes at the intervals recommended in your Owner's Manual.
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Charles C.
Jefferson, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/1/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
10
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Charlie Homeowner
I just wanted to take the time to let you know that we received our generator and we were very pleased with our purchase- from the ease of ordering to the speed of the delivery- we received our order in just 4 days.

It was received with a small tear in the box, but no damage to the unit. The delivery company was very kind and helpful and prompt about contacting us by phone to set up the delivery time and place because our street is kind of narrow and hard to get a large truck on it.
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Ricky
Manchester, CT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/25/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
10
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ready For New England
My generator arrived on Monday at 9 AM. I set up the unit and pushed the start button, and it started like a champ.

We lost power at 2:30 that afternoon until Wednesday night. I could not be happier with the generator and supplier.

All worked well and timing is everything. The generator powers my whole house and it gave me peace of mind. I had no need to run to the hotel or friend's house.

It was nice to sleep in my own place.
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Matt
Pound Ridge, NY
REVIEWED
NOV.
06
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love This Generator
Ordered the B&S 30471 right after the Oct snowstorm of 2011, received it approximately 4 months later as it was back-ordered.

It has been a real lifesaver with Hurricane Sandy here on the East Coast. Power has been out since 6 pm on Oct 29th. It has an easy start with both the pull cord and the battery. I have been running her approximately 10 hrs per day, and gas usage does not seem too bad; and it is not too loud.

It has kept us nice and warm in our own house instead of the hotels... more
Mike, the Generator Expert
Product Expert
Matt,
The battery is charged by the trickle charger so it is always ready to start the generator.
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Jesse
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/28/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
05
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This Thing Is A Beast
I powered up the generator per the directions and it started right up with no problems at all. It was quieter than I expected. It sounds similar to a small lawn mower.

The Briggs & Stratton is built like a tank. This generator seems like a great buy. Electric Generators Direct had it to my door in 2 days!

I will be ready when the next storm hits.
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Boyd & Eileen B.
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/30/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
05
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Ready For The Next Outage
I thank you so much for such great service and extremely fast delivery of my new Briggs & Stratton 8000W generator.

Hurricane Sandy caused power outages in my area projected to be a week. I ordered Tuesday morning and received my generator Thursday afternoon. Fantastic! Everyone I told was amazed I found one much less got it in 2 days.

As a side note, I found it more amazing to have called an electrician Wednesday morning at 8 am and have them arrive at the house in 20 minutes to... more
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Doug
Bethel, CT
REVIEWED
NOV.
05
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Third Time Review
This is my third time checking in on this forum. I finally got to really run this generator after Sandy. I ran it for 140 hours straight; I only turned it off three times to change the oil. It ran like a champ.

Although I didn't measure the oil coming out during the changes, it was roughly 36 ounces and it came to the same line on the container each time so my guess is it didn't burn any. I use full synthetic in my generators, so it cost a little less than $10 per change.

I was... more
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Felix
REVIEWED
NOV.
04
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Used It Through Sandy 2012
Didn't buy it trough EGD only because at the time everybody was out of stock. EDG provided great overview and research tool. Early in the generator life had to replace the carburetor, for some reason original one started to leak. With new part in place I was checking it about every 2 weeks, and when hurricane hit I was prepared. Just got my power back after running for 7 days on this generator. I was running it about 4 hours in the morning and about 4 in the evening. With my load it was taking... more
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Domenic V.
Woodbridge, CT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/3/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
04
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Reliable Generator
We reside in Connecticut. We lost power on Monday 10/29/2012. Power was restored today 11/03/2012. The power loss was all due to Hurricane Sandy.

I have nothing but praise for this generator. We had our electrician install a transfer switch onto our house with an outdoor outlet about 10 months ago. When the power went off, it took about 10 minutes to get generator servicing our house.

This generator energized about 75% of our house- all of the essentials, plus. Just one turn of... more
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Frank
Stafford, VA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 10/29/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
02
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Purchase
I hesitated throughout the year to purchase a generator. Then Sandy suddenly made her way up the coast and we were still without a generator.

Friday 10/26 these sold out. On Monday it was restocked, we ordered it Rush, and it was delivered today Fri 11/2. It took a whole 15 minutes to set it up and have it running to break it in.

This is our best purchase to date and we are now completely comfortable for the next storm to knock our power out.

I loaded it up with 2 fridges and a leaf... more
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Chris
East Greenville, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/31/11
Total Reviews
3 Reviews
Total Helpful Votes
77 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
NOV.
02
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Won't Find A Better One
This is the third review that I have submitted for this unit. I bought this unit last fall before an October 2011 snow storm that left us without power for 5 days. It was flawless.

I just got done using it for 4 days again after Sandy. It has over 150 hrs. on it without any problems. You won't find a better unit for quality or price, I'm convinced.

It's so easy to use. I have it set up on my service and can run my electric water heater and well at the same time, so a nice hot shower is... more
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Jesse F.
Manchester, CT
REVIEWED
NOV.
01
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I'm Really Pleased
I bought this generator during the last storm and it arrived the same day I got power back. I must say this website and the delivery company were excellent to deal with. I never got to use the generator.

It was easy to set up by myself and I tested it when it arrived. I was happy how easy it was to start... I must say, I never turned it back on since then. I bought everything to connect it to my panel and never got around to doing it.

Well, with Superstorm Sandy coming I rushed to get... more
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Mike
REVIEWED
NOV.
01
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator
We bought this generator about a year ago and have had to recently put it to use following Hurricane Sandy. We hooked it up to our transfer switch and we essentially have all our electric power back!

This is a great emergency generator! I recommend this to everyone out there who is looking for an emergency generator!

We have run this for 3 days straight without a problem. (other than stopping for refueling and oil changes as recommended by the manufacturer). You may never need a... more
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John
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/4/11
REVIEWED
OCT.
29
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Playing On The Computer During Hurricane Sandy
Hurricane Sandy decided to kill our power right before dinner, but I powered this generator up, plugged it into my transfer switch and had dinner under the lights.

My wife is now watching TV and I'm sitting here playing on the computer at 8:30 the same night. I have no idea when the power will come back but I really don't have to worry too much.

Lots of people questioned me when I purchased this. . . now, right before the storm, everyone was saying what a smart decision I made to do it.... more
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Grace
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/11/12
REVIEWED
OCT.
24
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Peace Of Mind
We bought this generator on the recommendation of our contractor and friend. He then installed a transfer switch that will allow us to use the generator to keep power going to most things when a power failure occurs.

We have only tested the generator but think we will be very happy with it.

I also want to compliment Power Equipment Direct for their super-fast delivery. This was ordered on Monday and shipped free. It arrived Thursday morning.
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Phil K.
Galion, OH
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/28/11
REVIEWED
OCT.
22
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Feel Secure Having This Machine
I bought mine in Jan. of 2012, I broke it in as recommended, then it sat and sat since we had a mild winter in Ohio.

Then came July and the winds broke tree branches everywhere- I did get to use my Ariens wood splitter a lot. Then, a day later, the power went out. I felt guilty- when I walked out to the street as far as the eye could see there wasn't a house with lights on at night, except mine !!!

I was the only home around with lights on because my generator performed awesomely. It... more
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Rob
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/21/12
REVIEWED
OCT.
14
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Deal
I searched and searched and found that the Briggs unit was a very good unit. I was told by the electric company that I should look for a brushless generator.

I am very happy and feel secure with my choice. I am having a manual transfer switch installed.

My experience going through Electric Generators Direct was great. The order shipped right away and delivered within 3 or 4 days.

The generator started up on the first try and was easy to assemble.
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Jason K.
Poughkeepsie, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/16/12
REVIEWED
OCT.
08
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
I Love This Generator!
Great product for the money! It's clean and well assembled. Assembly was minimal and easy to do. The control panel is set up conveniently.

The 120V float charger for the starter battery is a great idea. The recoil start is easy to pull and the engine starts on the first pull. Briggs did a great job with this!


Even better- Electric Generators Direct.com It's an easy website to navigate and Jim's recommendations are spot on!
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Steve
Randolph, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/24/12
REVIEWED
OCT.
06
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
30471
The generator was real easy to get ready for use. It required little setup (just wheels and the stand). It started right up with one turn of electric starter.

I was able to run all circuitry except my A/C compressor. All in all -very satisfied with the unit and delivery.
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Arch W.
Virginia Beach, VA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/22/12
REVIEWED
SEP.
12
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Start
R+L provided a superior delivery with great US veteran driving/delivering. Easy assembly and operational setup.

I fueled it with "real" gasoline, choked it, and turned the key. It fired up within a couple of revolutions. I ran the unit until a quart or so of gas was depleted.

It's a bit louder than I expected, but it is a big engine. The unit appears to be very well constructed. The battery is on trickle charge............I'm hoping NOT to have to use it in... more
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Jim
Columbus, OH
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/9/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
31
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Experience
I had ordered a 7,500 watt Generac generator from a local big box store, however, after it was dellivered it cranked but would not start. Figuring that it was just a glitch with that unit, I returned it and ordered another one from a different store. Incredibly, the same thing happened with the second one. No one at the store could provide any help or advice in terms of getting it started. They said only that I should take it to a repair shop or bring it back to their store for a refund, which... more
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Brian
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 8/27/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
29
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Generator
Easy to order. Delivered on time. Setup was a breeze.

I ran it 10 -15 minutes with no loads to let it heat up. Then I shut it down and hooked it up to the house. I restarted the unit and slowly powered up the house.

Does what I needed it for- Thanks PED!
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Jay
Perkiomenville, PA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/12/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
24
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Generator
I received my generator on time. The R & L driver pulled the generator on a pallet jack up my long driveway right to my garage.

It started right up with a turn of the key. I needed a bigger generator to replace my 2003 B&S Elite 5500/8500 generator. I hooked it up to my transfer switch and everything works fine.

I'm looking forward to next power outage.
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Eirama
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/11/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
23
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Purchase Of Generator
An excellent product, received with a fast, free delivery from Electric Gererators Direct.
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Michael
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 6/27/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
21
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Runs Much Quieter Than Expected
Great generator. Electric start is a big plus. Runs much quieter than expected.

I have not used it for the purpose intended but feel better knowing I am ready. Purchased it only 2 months ago.
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James
Richmond, TX
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/30/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
20
2012
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Overall Good Generator
Overall, I like the generator. It's a bit heavy, but once put together, it rolls very well.

It started easily. It's noisy, but when you have no power, who really cares. My next project is to have the electrical system installed to allow us to connect into the key circuits of the house.
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James
Richmond, TX
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/30/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
20
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Egd Delivery & Service
In my prior review, I failed to mention Electric Generators Direct.com, and I should really do that. They have been really good about answering questions I sent in to their website, and also on the phone just before I ordered.

The generator arrived within a week or so, and I had no problems with the delivery (they met me at my office, and we simply backed my truck up to their liftgate and slid it in). The fun part was unloading it from my truck once I made it home.

So, no complaints... more
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Al
New Hamburg, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/28/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
19
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Just In Time...
The generator arrived on time on a Wednesday. Assembly was quick and easy. Started right up using the electric start.

Thursday a storm blew thru and took out a limb which in turn took out my electrical service. I got the generator hooked up and running lights, a fan, two refrigerators and the electric dog fence.

I was almost disappointed when the power company arrive and fixed the problem about 6 hours later. The generator will be wired to a transfer switch eventually, but the... more
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Jim
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/23/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
14
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome Generator, Great Quality
Ordered two of these generators, both are used in conjunction with Q310C transfer switches. This is a great combination.

The order process went smoothly as did the deliveries. Had both generators up and running thirty minutes after they were delivered.

The build quality of these items is very good. Built to last. Very easy to operate.

Since I'm a volunteer firefighter, I'm often busy when the power goes out, so it was important that my wife be able to get the generator running and... more
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Kevin
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/16/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
07
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Be Prepared
The price was right- no tax and no delivery charge for a lift drop off (i have my own hand truck).

My neighbor was happy with you guys and so am I.
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David H.
Henrico, VA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/29/12
REVIEWED
AUG.
06
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Pleased
I had my generator about a week when the power went out. It ran for 4 hours and did a great job.

Assembly takes about 20 min.

I am very pleased with the unit.
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Armon
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/7/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
30
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Perfect Generator For My Needs
Fast Delivery in great condition and at a great price.I also purchased the power transfer kit 10-31410CRK. The kit was easy to install and came with DVD instructions. I'm very satisfied with this quality equipment.
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Rich
Jackson, NJ
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 9/3/11
REVIEWED
JUL.
30
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Very Happy
I'm a Union Electrician for the past 23 years , and after a few recent power outages, we decided to buy a portable back-up emergency generator for the house. After day's of reading and doing research on the web. and comparing different generators (spec's and reviews) I decided on this unit. I did the install to code as per the NEC. It takes me less than 10 minutes to set up and get the house back on.

Boy we couldn't be happier ..,. this thing runs our whole house except for the central... more
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Leroy
Callaway, VA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 5/22/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
25
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Just In Time
My generator arrived 2 weeks before we lost power for a week. Used almost continuously for that week without a hitch. No problems with setup or starting. If I had to find fault with something it would be that the exhaust is located too close to one of the transport wheels. Solved that issue by taking last years Thanksgiving turkey pan (couldn't bring myself to trash it then as it seemed too useful ) and shaping it around the wheel as a heat shield. Worked perfect. Could not be happier with my... more
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Doug
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/8/11
REVIEWED
JUL.
19
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Me Again
I wrote back in January when I first got this unit finally had to use it last night. I was actually disappointed that it was only an hour. I was hoping to get to the 5 hour first oil change. Ran all of my stuff without a problem, but then again I wasn't expecting one. I had run it a few times since January and the battery has held it's charge and it took just a second to fire up. Noise level is on par with other generators I've had.
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Kurt
REVIEWED
JUL.
18
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
5 Star Order/delivery Experience
I recently ordered a B&S 8KW Generator for emergency home back up for my house in New Jersey. I placed the order on Tuesday and on Thursday afternoon a lift gate truck backed down my driveway and delivered the generator just outside my garage. 10 minutes later I had it assembled, added oil and gas, turned the key and it fired right up. Everything went exactly as described. The surprise was that the generator was much quieter than others I have used in the past. Definitely a 5 Star... more
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Larry
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 7/7/12
REVIEWED
JUL.
15
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Quiet & Easy Starting
Just got this one delivered, set up, and tested. Starts very easy, runs a lot quieter than my old one.
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Vincent
Bloomfield, CT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/14/11
REVIEWED
JUL.
14
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
A Great Investment !
I bought my Briggs & Stratton 30471 in November of 2011 after the great snow storm hit CT late in October and I lost power for over 7 days. I had the funny feeling that this rare event was not going to be so rare in the future. I also bought a transfer box from PED and had it installed in April 2012. It is now July 2012 and I have had 2 power outages in less than 1 week and I can't tell you how satisfied I am with PED and their products! The generator restores 90% of household power... more
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Dale
Nebo, KY
REVIEWED
APR.
16
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Generators Direct Review
I give Generators Direct a 5 Star Rating. The 30471 Briggs & Stratton Generator I ordered came in perfect condition and was received on time. The trucking company they used was polite and cooperative and the driver was very helpful in helping me to off load my generator. There is nothing bad that I can say about doing business with Generators Direct. After preparing the generator following the instructions it cranked up on the first try without any problems. I am a long time user of Briggs... more
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Monkeyhands
Fayetteville, NC
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/29/12
REVIEWED
APR.
05
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Monkeyhands From Ft. Bragg
Very impressed with the quality of this generator.

I'm ready for the tornadoes, hurricanes, Zombie Apocalypse, National Geographic producers, anything...EMP may be an issue...and zombies are attracted to noise....

The generator arrived on time. The box was in pristine condition, strapped to a wooden pallet. The R&L Carrier driver unloaded it and took the pallet back with him. All parts were in the box, including the vinyl generator cover. I inspected and inventoried all items... more
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Jay
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 3/18/12
REVIEWED
APR.
03
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Sweet!!!
Assembly was quick and easy. Fit and finish is way better than I expected. Most of the generator looks to be powder coated.

I choose to pick it up myself at R&L Carriers rather than wait around for the truck to arrive. Plus it lessens the chance of getting damaged en-route. I am a former pick up and delivery driver.

It starts easy and runs great. Some reviews stated it is noisy, I ask, "aren't they all ? " I think the exhaust sounds about the same as a lawn tractor.
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Leo
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/21/12
REVIEWED
MAR.
13
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
30471 Review
A very good generator, like the controls and is very well built!! The delivery service was excellent and timely...........
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Steve
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/19/12
REVIEWED
MAR.
01
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
B&s Great Generator
We purchased a new generator to replace our 5250/7250 watt Briggs since we have a well pump. The old generator went through 5 hurricanes, moved up north and a few snow storms that we lost power. It always ran great. I hope the new one is a good. It seems to be built a little heavier. It also started right up out of the box.

One comment I have with the older generator, in Florida, I had no problem with the gas. We could get no alcohol fuel, but one I brought it to NH, over a years time, using... more
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Joel
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/26/12
REVIEWED
FEB.
16
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Top Notch Service
My old generator finally died and after months of research I decided on the American made Briggs and Stratton. Many features moved me toward this model. The electric start was a major factor as was the built in trickle charger, and the metal gas tank.

The generator was delivered on time. Took about 20-30 mins, easy set up. She fired up on the first try.

Waiting for the next power outage....well, not really. But I'll be ready whenever it happens. Thank You!
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Gerald
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 2/6/12
REVIEWED
FEB.
13
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome Generator
Electric Generators Direct was extremely easy to deal with and its reviews and product information are very informative and useful. Additionally, the site provides completely accurate estimated delivery times. I waited to place my order until the site listed this generator as in stock, and it was delivered within 4 days. The folks at the shipping company (R&L) were professional and courteous. They delivered exactly on time and even put the generator in the garage for us--very nice... more
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Bobby
Tappan, NY
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/5/11
REVIEWED
FEB.
11
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
This Works Great!
We had a 4 day black out around Halloween in the N.Y. area. Bought the Briggs & Stratton 30471,Reliance Control 31410CRK transfer kit, KF10 Flush mount,CK10 Hinge Cover. It was 3 months for all the parts to come in BUT Electric Generators Direct absolutely had the best price AND NOBODY had any of the parts in stock any where period! I had a electrician come & put the parts in & wow it all worked incredibly well. I had (as a test) every circuit we wired on & it ran like a gem. I... more
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Judd
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/4/12
REVIEWED
JAN.
31
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Good Experience
Good experience with EG Direct - both online and on the phone. The shipment direct from Briggs happened more quickly than EG Driect had predicted. Delivery to Mass included lift-gate service without me having to pay for it so my gamble paid off.

The generator was easy to put together. Try to keep the box as a storage method if you can. The oil fill is a bit of a hassle as it's tipped toward the fill hole. Make sure you are on level ground when filling. Also make sure you have the gas... more
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Michael
Charlton, MA
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 1/23/12
REVIEWED
JAN.
29
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Glad I Went With This Company
I previously ordered the generator from a different site, after waiting 2 months, yup 2 months I cxled with them and ordered from EG DIRECT. Glad I did. Ordered on a Monday and that Friday I had it sent to me, no backorder, no excusses, no fuss, was exactly what I wanted. The service with this company BY FAR was EXCELLENT. AS for the generator took me 15 min with a few simple handtools to install wheels, and base support, filled with oil,gas,connected Battery and the baby started right up... more
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Mike
Cromwell, CT
Purchased from Electric Generators Direct
Purchased 11/14/11
REVIEWED
JAN.
20
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Machine - Worth The Wait!
I live in CT and got hammered during Irene and Alfred. We only lost power for 3 days each time, but the second time, it was darn cold (my bedroom was 41 deg F) - thought my wife was gonna kill someone (me?).

Did some research, worked with an electrician to pick this gen and an interlock kit for my house. Ordered the generator, but it was on backorder for about 6 weeks. It arrived yesterday (used liftgate option - well worth it for $50) - no damage. Unboxed it, read directions, had... more
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