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The Poor, Unloved Homelight. $5!


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Old 09-27-2018, 04:08:23 AM
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Default Re: The Poor, Unloved Homelight. $5!

that one was close to me, maybe 60 miles. i had one and gave it away, loud and drank fuel!
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Default Re: The Poor, Unloved Homelight. $5!

Twin cylinder 5000w I can only imagine the noise and SMOKE that 10:1 mixed little screamer would make! I have one of the single cylinder guys in 115v 60hz with the dippity do fuel pipe thing that supposedly runs, I havenít started it myself yet. Neat little units with Iím sure the added benefit of repelling mosquitoes
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Default Re: The Poor, Unloved Homelight. $5!

Well,I have 1 that was a ac 120 volt that the engine is apart,then I have a "tank heater" engine with no gen and a complete military unit that i have no idea what it does except it is still on it's pallet and was supposedly nos when I got it.Under a tarp and I aint seen it in years.
Considering this 1 didn't bring but 5 bucks,I won't bother digging it out as I was considering selling these units as i need to thin down some of the stuff I know I won't fix.
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Old 09-28-2018, 03:15:57 PM
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Default Re: The Poor, Unloved Homelight. $5!

And here we have the Homelite 180 cycle, three phase chainsaw.

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F392132265379
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Default Re: The Poor, Unloved Homelight. $5!

I bid on and won the generator. The owner was very nice and met me at an exit on the interstate to save me some miles. I poured some gas/oil in the air intake and it ran for a few seconds and was not at all noisy. Seems to have good compression and is in good shape other than a broken gas tank cap. I have other projects ahead of this one but did take the time to remove the carb and it was nice and clean. It is missing the data plate but it looks to be a 6U-115 model or something like that.

Either way, I have no illusions that I will be living off the grid with this generator but it will be like most of my generators, just something interesting to explore. I rarely look at EBay so a big thanks to Vanman for posting this listing otherwise I would not have known about this $5 generator.
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Default Re: The Poor, Unloved Homelight. $5!

Looking at the original listing and picture, it appears it's a "parts listing" he's trying to sell.
homelite generator model 170a15-1a&1b,orig parts list
Maybe if it had pictures of the unit with the word "includes" original parts listing
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