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Question about Generator for Tire Warmers

I have a set of CTC Graves tire warmers. What is the lowest wattage generator I can safely have to power these warmers? They are selling a 1200W gen at Pep boys for cheap, but I don't know if it can handle tire warmers.
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Would you really trust a generator that Pep Boy's is selling? I'd go to Menard's and get the Colman line genrator's that way if you need something at least you know where to go.

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dont they have a wattage listing for it?



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I couldn't find wattage listings on the warmers or anywhere on the net. I sent an email to Graves, but I'll probably have to wait until Monday to hear a response.
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I think rule of thumb for tire warmers is 2000 watts.

You should have at least a 2000 watt generator because the initial draw of current is what you are worried about.

The pep boys one didn't have a wattage ratting on it Dave?

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Need a quality generator for my Tyrsox's too.
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Anyone interested in my Coleman Generator?...1 season old and in great condition. The Chickenhawks require 1250 and this one is rated at 1250 with 1850 peak. Its not as quiet as the Honda 2000, but much more quiet than the typical open-air non-cased versions.

Do a search on Coleman 1850 generator if the link does not take you directly there...

http://www.homedepot.com/prel80/HDUS...gim.0&MID=9876

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Anyone interested in my Coleman Generator?...1 season old and in great condition. The Chickenhawks require 1250 and this one is rated at 1250 with 1850 peak. Its not as quiet as the Honda 2000, but much more quiet than the typical open-air non-cased versions.
Jeesh! 2 Grand!!! No thank you!

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Huh? I think you are confused there Nick.
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Huh? I think you are confused there Nick.
I clicked on that link and saw a 2 thousand dollar generator.

Tire warmers are way over rated anyway. I only use mine at a race days in between races. For track days they are pretty much useless.

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The one I have was $399 new and works great for one set of warmers.
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