I'm preparing to install a power inlet for my generator and have a couple questions about code. From what I've seen, my area just follows the 2008 NEC, and pretty much doesn't specify anything else.
I am using an (approved) mechanical interlock combined with a backfeed breaker. This mechanical interlock makes it physically impossible for both the main breaker and the backfeed breaker from being on at once.
My question is, can I physically mount the inlet to the panel, or must I space it with a short piece of conduit? On the same note, can I secure the inlet to the panel (which is physically attached to the house) or must it be secured to the house itself? Thanks!