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Old 02-01-2011, 10:20 AM   #1
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I might be calling this switch by the wrong name but I remember seeing them as a kid.
Where would be a good source

First I will tell you what I want to do ?
From my generator I want to run a line to my furnace in case of a power failure.
Just some thing simple and not too costly, as I have never had a long winter power failure problem before. But if I want to switch in a hurry and completely cut off from the electric company's source. This will prevent power back to the working utility person.

The switch has a double leg with a two source to the middle handle, switched to upper legs would be on utilities source and when the switch is down to the lower legs " the generator" source will feed in to the furnace when needed

I wish I could draw a picture but I'm sure you remember these old switches
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Old 02-01-2011, 10:22 AM   #2
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DPDT. The old style are exposed and dangerous?

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Old 02-01-2011, 10:25 AM   #3
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Qualifier: That was an answer to your question, but it may not be a good solution for your needs.

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Old 02-01-2011, 10:28 AM   #4
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Double-pole double-throw safety switch.
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Look for a "manual furnace transfer switch" if you want a safe way to do this.
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Old 02-01-2011, 08:10 PM   #6
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Look for a "manual furnace transfer switch" if you want a safe way to do this.
Thanks now I have a lead on what to ask for.
I know wiring but some names of products i don't
thanks Robut

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