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Old 07-28-2012, 10:32 AM   #15
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If all your going to do is hook them up if the power goes out a couple of times a year it best to run an extension cord. It's not worth the time or money to put a switch in. Those two generators don't have the power to run a whole lot in your house anyway.

My farther put a plug in the wall that he could plug into the outside with a generator and then run extent ion cords off the inside. A plug on both sides of the wall This way he didn't have to have an extension cord through a window or door. It worked well for keeping the fringe and dresser goig and making coffee.
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Old 07-28-2012, 10:49 AM   #16
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Have discussed this matter several times with LINEMEN.......THEY are the ones that will get hurt if there is any kind of a problem...........

Turn OFF your main.........Have your gen wired into a breaker inside your box....Keep this OFF unless the generator is fired up and the MAIN off.....

Yes, you can build a cord with a male on both ends.......ONE to your generator and one to a wall circuit........MAKE SURE THIS CIRCUIT IS HIGH ENOUGH AMPERAGE to carry your load

Turn off all breakers that for sure you do not need..........

Fire up the gen set............Turn ON your gen set breaker........

IF by chance you leave the main on........YOU WILL KNOW IT RIGHT AWAY.........you are trying to power the whole neighborhood and your gen set will overload IMMEDIATELY...........

Make sure you post this procedure by your breaker box and possibly train wife or whoever on how to do this.............

YOU ARE NOT GONNA FRY YOUR HOUSE...........OR electocude yourself

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Old 07-28-2012, 11:10 AM   #17
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Have discussed this matter several times with LINEMEN.......THEY are the ones that will get hurt if there is any kind of a problem...........

Turn OFF your main.........Have your gen wired into a breaker inside your box....Keep this OFF unless the generator is fired up and the MAIN off.....

Yes, you can build a cord with a male on both ends.......ONE to your generator and one to a wall circuit........MAKE SURE THIS CIRCUIT IS HIGH ENOUGH AMPERAGE to carry your load

Turn off all breakers that for sure you do not need..........

Fire up the gen set............Turn ON your gen set breaker........

IF by chance you leave the main on........YOU WILL KNOW IT RIGHT AWAY.........you are trying to power the whole neighborhood and your gen set will overload IMMEDIATELY...........

Make sure you post this procedure by your breaker box and possibly train wife or whoever on how to do this.............

YOU ARE NOT GONNA FRY YOUR HOUSE...........OR electocude yourself

God bless......Dennis
What you describe is going to do essentially the same thing as a proper transfer switch, except that in the method you describe there are 2 or 3 opportunities to make mistakes, but with a properly wired transfer switch if you set the switch wrong you just won't energize the circuits you want and no harm will be done.
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