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Any ideas for a generator for home use? Cost? People say Honda is the make to buy.
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ABout R6000 to R8000. Petrol however is expensive.
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a diesel 7 kw with convertion total k 12 ( run a average house hold including geyser )
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Be carefull of bogus electricians and cheap installations - You may save a few bucks but find yourself or your family electrocuted.
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Bought one this morn from Ellies the tv guys for about 4500.It looks ok and it comes with electric start .( 3000 watt)
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isn't electric start a spot of a problem whent he power goes? Or is it pizza electric? Also peoples make sure you get a regulator or somethign to ensure nice clean power otherwise you may fry electronic thingies.
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LOL @ Simon ,good thing ur not a mechanic ,you'll go bust within a week LMAO
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Me thinks generators should be exempt from VAT... besides what happens when we run out of petrol?
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Can that be arranged? Me mother in law sez she wants one..
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Not exempt from vat.
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lol. exactly. watch out for this next instalment of juicy news as SA doesn't have the necessary refining capacity in place to supply the additional fuel needs.
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Surely, there should be some kindofa special law which allows you to kill cretins? Kinda like the law the allows you to run over cyclists?
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If SA runs out of petrol, we can always use TopGun contacts in Zimbabwe.
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Hey Brazen..not to worry..All documented in ZUMA agenda. It is just a matter of time before me dad gazzete that law.
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That law is ready to roll - the only thing that keeps it from being gazetted is lack of clarity on how one defines a cretin. For myself, I would go with a fairly broad definition, but of course that could rather cut into one's day. The advantage with cyclists is that you can get 4 or 5 of them at once, on your way to work.
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Investigated this yesterday: Honda 5kVA Automatic Voltage Regulation (AVR) generator - R12000. AVR ensures you get a smooth delivery of power without spiking, lowering your chances of a blown computer, TV or hi-fi. Installation R5000. Small price to pay to get through all the frustration we're all about to experience in the coming years.
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See http://www.powerforafrica.co.za. The offer some sound advice on the buying considerations before the plunge.
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Ever thought of inverters???
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OR generate a visa to OZ for R9000!
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JSE has got stacks of oil and petrol stored in central JHB to last for a while Ever heard of Iphones or blackberries to use to trade forex or online shares, can even use them in Botswana where u have no proper networks, just use broadband sattelite dial-up connection.
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