I have a quick question about ice eaters. We are looking into getting an Powerhouse Brand Ice Eater this year. We already have a generator that supplies 13 amps at 120V. I was doing some reasearch on the electrical specs on the different ice eater models. One thing I did not think about was start up amps. We would like to get the 3/4HP or 1HP models but they have start up amps of 20 and 30. Since our generator only supplies 13amps, I am afaid if we got the 3/4HP or 1HP ice eater the start up amps would be to much for the generator and always trip the breaker on the generator. We would just buy a new generator big enough to handle that many amps but generator and ice eater in the same year are not good for a budget. We can drop down to the 1/2HP model that has 10 start up amps but the hole it creates is a little smaller than what we are looking for. So my question is would start up amps cause the outlet on the generator to trip or would the ice eater just be slow starting until it built up speed? We also plan on putting a timer or thermostat on the ice eater so it can run over night. If the ice eater would still start with low start up amps would the multiple on/off cycles cause the motor to go out quicker than normal? Thanks for the help.