Seprate breaker box and outlets vs. transfer switch
Would I be better off running a seperate Breaker box and installing outlets for a backup Generator or installing a transfer switch? Reasoning is the cost of a transfer switch (if I could get one right now) vs. the cost of a seperate box and outlets. And ease of setup should power go out when I am not home and wife has to connect.
I was looking into this too. Seems I would have to relocate the top 2 breakers as i seem to have the Siemens 4 handle top main breaker.
I assume then that you just need to be careful on what they turn on in the home so as not to overload the generator. I suppose I can also turn off breakers to rooms not in use. And I can maybe calculate the wattage per room of certain devices