Any generator typically consists of a gasoline engine mounted directly to an alternator, both units within a frame or housing.
The ability to supply your own electricity can be a real work-saver if building projects take you to areas beyond the reach of an extension cord.
PHOTO: MICHAEL SOLURI
Outdoor recreation may very well take you to areas isolated from a regular power supply. A small generator can operate lights and other equipment.
Even a single power failure can cause financial losses if it lasts more than a few hours.
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