Generators/Circuit Breakers Can they be adaptedgreenspun.com : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread
I new GI just called and wanted to know about out generator. He wants to buy a generator large enough to wire into his existing circuit box. His plan is, should the power go off, he simply flicks a switch and the generator will come on and his house will continue to heat. Is this possible and where/what type of generator should he invest in. Any links will be appreciated.
-- Linda A. (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 07, 1999
My husband says a transfer switch Must be installed, to keep from electrocuting linemen, or anyone working on the line.
-- gilda jessie (email@example.com), January 07, 1999.
I had a transfer switch installed. Cost me about $400. They are a necessity. Unless you are an electrician, don't mess with it.
-- Hull Stetson (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 07, 1999.
An article in the Wash Post (business section) 2 wks ago described a patented invention, made by Potomac-Edison Power Company (Pepco, serving Wash. D.C.) This is a plug that replaces the meter; you pull the meter out, put plug in... attach generator....
-- Arthur R. (buriedetc.@web.net), January 07, 1999.
The agitator at The Juice Page:
has put together a handy collection of info and links regarding various aspects of generators, transfer switches, fuel storage topics, battery and invertor topics (since running small a generator 24hrs per day has drawbacks).
-- Jerry B (email@example.com), January 07, 1999.