Yea, Its a smaller generator. It was free (from an Uncle). I figured with it being smaller than the transfer switch it wouldn't mess up anything as long as i didn't overload the generator. I would only be able to run say the furnace (gas - just need electricity for ignition and fan), fridge, and a light and/or laptop. I have been watching for a bigger generator but nothing cheap has come up (which has the 14-30 connector on the generator side). The house when I bought it was already pre-wired with the transfer switch (otherwise I would of had it wired to match my generator). I am trying to avoid running extension cords and also like the idea that I would (for the sake of argument) spend the day in room 1 and then at night i could cut off the generator breaker for room 1 and cut on the breaker for room 2 (and then the bedroom would have everything working).
I have done some more research since posting my initial question.
This is one diagram that I found (would that just use the bonded ground/neutral wires in the transfer switch [assuming its bonded there like it is in the main panel] rather than providing the bond at the power inlet) ?
(direct link to image: http://media.photobucket.com/image/1...-50to14-30.jpg
Would that work ok to just route a couple of items through the transfer switch and out to the generator ?