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  1. Electrical
    Recently installed a Briggs & Stratton 20KW Standby Generator, unfortunately the electrician does not know how to configure the GC1030 Series GENSET controller, Briggs & Stratton does not provide this information, I am not able to find anything on the internet, and I live in a rural area where...
  2. Electrical
    Hello! My fiance and I are having our wedding at a venue that doesn't have access to power. In order to have lighting and some appliances, we have to bring power to the site. Neither of us are electricians, and we have no idea how much power we really need. The image below shows a rough map of...
  3. Electrical
    I have a 120/240 30a Generac 6924 transfer switch I have a Honda 2200i Inverter/Generator (presumably with a bonded neutral) The transfer switch is set up with 2 busses, one for each 120v AC leg and using dual breakers to get to 240v I have 3 key circuits 2 outlets on 1 branch for...
  4. Automotive Repairs
    Title says it all - I've got a tri fuel motor that I got some ngk iridium bpr7eix spark plugs because the iridiums are supposed to better to run on natural gas. I came across these e3 plugs and the only reason I'm considering them is because they have the same tri pentode design as the oem...
  5. Electrical
    I have a remote, completely off grid pole shed which I use primarily for storage. No power is connected currently and there is no power nearby. I'm looking for most cost effective, yet safe way to run some decent lighting so I can use the space at night. I've been going back and forth looking...
  6. Electrical
    Thanks for adding me here. If this has been addressed somewhere already I apologize... I'm internetted out for the day. Our whole-house auto standby generator died and we can't afford replacement right now. Existing setup: 7.5 kw transfer switch with 30 amp plug outside. Problem: I have...
  7. General DIY Discussions
    I have a Westinghouse WH7500E generator. I bought it recently, only a yr or two old, looks in really good shape, starts easily, but no AC power production. The battery (elec start) is dead, but a jump starter cranks it over easy and pull starts easy. AVR looks new (Generator Guru sticker on...
  8. Electrical
    Hi all, I'm looking for some guidance on the specific type of wire that I need to connect a 30 amp outside receptacle. The receptacle will be installed on the brick on the outside of the house. I will bore a hole through the brick and the baseboard of the house and run the wire through there to...
  9. Electrical
    I'm installing a power inlet box on an exterior wall to be used with a portable generator. Before I get it inspected, I want to make sure I'm not missing something in the code about the wiring. If i use the 1/2" knock out in the back to run the cable through, do I need anything in addition? Does...
  10. Electrical
    I'm in Texas and we just went through the 'winter vortex' storm that took out power, water and had everyone scrambling. I have 2 generators (each 10k/8kW). They can't be paralleled because they are not inverter gens. But I've been reading some prior posts about the possibility of running 2...
  11. Electrical
    I'm looking for basic solution if power goes out to keep fridge and wifi on. Looking at this: https://www.menards.com/main/tools-hardware/outdoor-power-equipment/generators-accessories/brute-reg-3-500-running-5-250-starting-watt-gasoline-portable-generator/30634/p-1444425965341.htm. More...
  12. Electrical
    Hey all, I'm looking for a generator interlock kit for a 100A GE tsm1610cfcu panel (picture attached below). I'm not finding the right kit on either of the websites I'm familiar with (GenInterlock.com & InterlockKit.com). The only one I've found that looks like it might work is this kit on...
  13. Electrical
    Is there anything wrong with this picture? (See attached pics): A homeowner using a 120v generator to power his main panel during a power outage. The house has a 30A/240V power inlet, and a cord was rigged up using 10/3 SOOW cord, with a small pigtail in the L14-30 plug connecting both hot...
  14. Electrical
    I have a Shed in North Carolina that failed electrical rough-in inspection. I have a Goal Zero 1500x (1516Wh) portable lithium-ion battery generator with multiple Goal Zero Boulder 200 (200 Watts) Solar Panels. The shed is off the grid and is only getting power from the Goal Zero battery and...
  15. Electrical
    Hello. I would like to wire my well pump to use on a generator. 3/4 shallow well on 120V circuit. The current setup is hardwired from pump to a light switch, then to Panel. Can I simply cut The 14/2 wire few inches past Light switch (pump side) and add an outlet on switch side of wire, and...
  16. Electrical
    I am considering a backup generator for my home. I live in a cold climate. Our only source of heat is a gas furnace that relies on electricity to run the fan. I am concerned a power failure will leave us freezing, literally. I would like a system that will keep the heat running in the case...
  17. Electrical
    I'm about to install a 100 amp subpanel directly next to a main panel to be used as a generator panel during power outages. I'll connect the two with probably a foot of 2" conduit and run the 100A feeders along with the dedicated circuits through that into the sub. I plan to splice extensions...
  18. Electrical
    Well, we are finally getting an emergency 7500W portable genny for power outages. My plan is to keep it in a small shed I'll build for it in the far corner of our back yard, to minimize the noise when I need to pull it out and run it. It will need a run of 100' of cable I'll lay out each time I...
  19. Electrical
    Hi there, Is there anything wrong with having 2 220v circuits in the same conduit going in different directions? I have a conduit currently serving a well pump, and I'd like to use the same conduit to run a generator feed up to a main house panel. The conduit is big enough for the additional...
  20. Electrical
    Hi there, I had a new question come up regarding a project mentioned in a previous post. I'm looking to install a generator setup at my in-law's. The goal is to power the main house panel and also the panel on the rental cottage on the property. The two houses are on two separate services...
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