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Old 11-13-2010, 06:00 PM   #16
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Where do you live?
Hi a7ecorsair, had a place built here in Tennessee, a little town called Coalmont 37313. They do things really strange here. Inspectors muxt be related to the builders and they don't see anything. No grounds on lights (even in the bathroom light over the sink), hidden splices in walls, and I even found a case where a wire terminated in a switch box, without caps. and they are "live" plus they are NOT the same circut as the switch wire circuit?? Oh and I never heard of this but the inspector has some phobia about hot water heaters using 10 wire and 30 amp breakers, have to put in a 25 A breaker or else he fails ya'. And yes they allow you to run a 15A wire 14 guage off of a 20 amp 12 guage wire on a 20 amp breaker to control from a switch to the lights it controls.

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thanks to everyone else for thier ideas and suggestions about the generator lock out idea.
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Old 11-13-2010, 07:21 PM   #17
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Cheap? You have to run the wire in the house, through the walls, etc. Then paint them orange? Then, what's powering all the hard-wired stuff, like furnace, water heater, water pump? I like the lock out for a hundred bucks.
Nope, I ran 14-2 I already had plenty of I got free, through walls I was putting up new anyways and had plenty of boxes and outlets and covers I got at auction for $1.00....the can of spray paint.... well.... that cost $1.00 at the dollar store, so yeah, I guess it was costly.... Extension cord covers the pump for water if the outage lasts too long.

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Old 11-13-2010, 07:32 PM   #18
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Nope, I ran 14-2 I already had plenty of I got free, through walls I was putting up new anyways and had plenty of boxes and outlets and covers I got at auction for $1.00....the can of spray paint.... well.... that cost $1.00 at the dollar store, so yeah, I guess it was costly.... Extension cord covers the pump for water if the outage lasts too long.

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Of course how many people will be in a situation like yours? not many. Best solution is a lockout.
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Old 11-13-2010, 11:31 PM   #19
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Personally I'd go for a whole house transfer switch. If the generator can't handle everything, just don't use it when the power is out! Shut off all breakers but ones you need. Don't use the stove etc.

As for an indicator, you could have one circuit that is not powered by the generator and have a radio or siren hooked up to it. Turn it on after you go start the generator.
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I'm not sure what you mean about a whole house transfer switch, but if the main power feed to the house circuits is locked out, how can you leave a radio or siren on to know if the power is back.? The answer is that gizmo!
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