Safety WARNING for generator owners! : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

This is from YAHOO news, dated Feb. 16. <:)= WARNING

-- Sysman (, February 16, 1999


Thanks, Sysman. We have a generator wired to the house and shop building, as well as to the deep well. At the house, there's a double pole, double throw switch that disconnects us from the grid.

-- Vic (, February 16, 1999.

This is good Vic. I think we're going to have a big shortage of utility workers next year, and we wouldn't want to fry any of 'em now, would we? Also, I know I'll never hear the end of this, but yon can always "unplug" your meter to disconnect. This makes the power co. very unhappy, since you have to break the "seal", but in an emergency... OK, where's my asbestos suite? <:)=

-- Sysman (, February 16, 1999.

Sysman; Great site to read ,Thanks, How about a site that will show us (one's w/generators) How to wire up the house correctly w/o killing the electric line man ??? Got any suggestions??? Furie...

-- Furie (, February 16, 1999.

Howzabout calling an electrician for this one girls? We DO NOT want to fry the nice folks working on our lines, they is just regular folks like u and me;) Is a $100 worth the life of a lineman?

I think so.

-- Uncle Deedah (, February 16, 1999.

Hi Furie, Uncle D. has the idea, call a pro. You'll sleep better. <:)=

-- Sysman (, February 16, 1999.

How'z about some comic relief? In a discussion about which generator to get, the topic was what is the best fuel for a generator to be powered by. One person said, "Actually I'd prefer electrical, one that you can plug in."

-- Debbie Spence (, February 17, 1999.

Actually, not so funny. Must be lots of new generator users out there now. Was at Costco today, and they're flying off the shelves, they can't keep them in stock.

Agreed, all, it bears repeating. This is the age of Plug and Play. But it's definitely NOT Plug 'N Play with these generators.

-- Debbie Spence (, February 17, 1999.

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