Emergency Generator Question
Originally Posted by Webbey1955
Found this forum on google so am looking for some information. Well, Hurricane Season is here again and I have a portable generator hookup question. I want to back wire through my dryer outlet. Generator has a 4 wire 220 outlet and the dryer plug is 3 wire. Can I make an adaptor or is one available to convert 4 to 3 wire? Thanks
This is unsafe and not advised. When you connect any form of generator/separate power source to your house, you have to provide a means to disconnect the utility source, i.e. a transfer switch. You do not want to create a situation where you can back feed the utility.
Whoops, Handy husband beat me to it!
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