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#924744 - 10/10/17 06:58 PM Re: Generator hook up [Re: harryp3]
code_ceis Offline
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Registered: 04/29/09
Posts: 11857
Loc: muttonville,ny
Originally Posted By harryp3
Ouch, I have been doing electrical work for thirty years without an incident... to be clear, I am not suggesting that anyone attach a generator in this fashion... However, as long as someone does not turn on the main while the generator is running, overload the dryer wire, or plug the wire to the generator into the generator before plugging it into the dryer socket

AS an arson / accident investigator I have seen all of the above cause problems for seasoned electricians.

Especially when the power goes off and the dude may not be sober.

One I remember the most was after the October storm in 2006.

A dog pulled out the cord and was killed by the male plug.
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#925151 - 10/16/17 03:01 PM Re: Generator hook up [Re: harryp3]
M151 Offline

Registered: 03/01/08
Posts: 53
Loc: northern california
Hi Harry, it's one thing to go quick and dirty if a storm catches you off guard, but with 30 years of experience you can easily install some kind of transfer switch for very little cost. A job well done would be satisfying for a DIYer, please consider it.

#925152 - 10/16/17 03:20 PM Re: Generator hook up [Re: harryp3]
harryp3 Offline

Registered: 06/09/03
Posts: 313
Loc: Baltimore, MD
M151 "it's one thing to go quick and dirty if a storm catches you off guard"

exactly....that was really my question before I was clobbered...

I am installing an interlock kit in a couple of weeks. Thanks.

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