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07-27-19, 08:06 AM
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Posted By patmurphey

"doesn't seem to be a safety concern" only...

"doesn't seem to be a safety concern" only applies if you can access the splices in the box, period.
06-21-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 597
Posted By patmurphey

I'd also be concerned that a "well ventilated...

I'd also be concerned that a "well ventilated building" is actually carbon monoxide "safe" for running a generator.
01-13-19, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By patmurphey

I hope the car is old enough so as not to have...

I hope the car is old enough so as not to have other settings besides the clock that the battery maintains. A clock alone is not a problem for a battery in good condition. For example, even on some...
10-25-18, 07:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By patmurphey

Google "furnace transfer switch" for some manual...

Google "furnace transfer switch" for some manual switching 15 amp options.
08-24-18, 07:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,097
Posted By patmurphey

Listen to Geochurchi, batch feed is the way to go...

Listen to Geochurchi, batch feed is the way to go - easy to operate and no granite cutting.
08-09-18, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By patmurphey

Is this an interlock setup? Is there an interlock...

Is this an interlock setup? Is there an interlock on the "house-main"? If so the concern should be to use circuit breakers to unpower circuits that might overload the generator, before turning on the...
06-21-18, 07:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,351
Posted By patmurphey

You should be able to hear if the fridge...

You should be able to hear if the fridge compressor is running continuously. It would normally cycle on your meter, off a lot longer than on. The heaters might be the problem, if on continuously....
06-14-18, 07:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 587
Posted By patmurphey

Right. It's always a good idea to use a DIY forum...

Right. It's always a good idea to use a DIY forum to justify ignoring a manufacturers recommendation for an electrical installation... :D
06-06-18, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 587
Posted By patmurphey

You need to consider whether the pump's start-up...

You need to consider whether the pump's start-up load might overload the breaker and circuit.
04-23-18, 06:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,315
Posted By patmurphey

A properly sized extension cord is electrically...

A properly sized extension cord is electrically no different than the wire leading to a new receptacle. The problem is consumers using undersized wire for the amperage demand and hazards with loose...
04-22-18, 08:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,315
Posted By patmurphey

Geez! It's only one of those little office...

Geez! It's only one of those little office refrigerators. Just use a heavy duty extension cord not much longer than you need. Run it where no one will trip on it (to protect the food). As far as the...
02-19-18, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 964
Posted By patmurphey

Sorry you had to remove my link. Ziller Electric...

Sorry you had to remove my link. Ziller Electric runs an excellent forum open to all for Generac issues. Many private individuals including DIYers, dealers and electricians participate - most not...
02-18-18, 07:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 964
Posted By patmurphey

Go here and be specific with the model of your...

Go here and be specific with the model of your generator:

Link removed

They will be a big help.
10-31-17, 07:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By patmurphey

How about telling us specifically what propane...

How about telling us specifically what propane generator you are buying. If, as you say automatic standby, you will need to rewire for an automatic transfer switch. Depending on the generator size...
09-11-17, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,826
Posted By patmurphey

Go here for 2 wire start discussions. I don't...

Go here for 2 wire start discussions. I don't believe that it is simple with the Evolution controller.

http://zillerstore.com/forums/index.php
08-24-17, 08:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By patmurphey

2012 AGM batteries probably have a lot of life in...

2012 AGM batteries probably have a lot of life in them. My 2007 VWs are still using the original AGMs.
07-20-17, 07:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 470
Posted By patmurphey

Neutrals and grounds need to be separate in a...

Neutrals and grounds need to be separate in a sub-panel. Bonding must be in the first panel at the service entrance. Is the wiring going to be easy to change in your current main panel?
07-17-17, 07:09 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,220
Posted By patmurphey

"My 15kW Generac threw a rod at maybe 50 hours...

"My 15kW Generac threw a rod at maybe 50 hours and 10 years. My next genset may be a Kohler."

Thousands and thousands of Generacs are running just fine. Warranties up to ten years have been...
07-14-17, 07:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,220
Posted By patmurphey

My 10kw NG permitted whole home installation was...

My 10kw NG permitted whole home installation was $1900 electrician (4 older style load shed modules), $1000 plumber, and $500 for landscaping and siting, to give you an example. About $6500 total...
07-14-17, 07:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 445
Posted By patmurphey

Single phase or 3-phase? Make sure you get the...

Single phase or 3-phase? Make sure you get the right one for your service.
03-05-17, 08:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 989
Posted By patmurphey

deleted post. Misread previous post.

deleted post. Misread previous post.
02-15-17, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 627
Posted By patmurphey

What do you mean by "low" power? Low voltage...

What do you mean by "low" power? Low voltage causes dim lights. Overloading the generator would slow it down, dimming lights before tripping off. You need to check voltage and frequency (engine speed...
01-13-17, 08:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,286
Posted By patmurphey

" My experience is these outlet boxes would be...

" My experience is these outlet boxes would be slightly proud of the ceiling joist. Something like the example photo below.
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12-07-16, 07:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,746
Posted By patmurphey

Before you put grounding rods some distance...

Before you put grounding rods some distance apart, you should review what happens with nearby lightning strikes. A little research into some of Mike Holt's articles on generator grounding would be in...
12-06-16, 08:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,746
Posted By patmurphey

It's simple. switch the neutral or unbond the...

It's simple. switch the neutral or unbond the neutral at the generator. That's the rule, but it's almost universally suggested that no harm will come if you don't comply with a non GFCI generator. Do...
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