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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. Electrical
    I’m hopeful to install a better generator configuration at my in-laws. Their current setup is as follows: On the property is the main house which my in-laws occupy full-time, and then a separate cottage which they rent out year-round on AirBNB. Both have separate feeds from the local...
  15. Electrical
    I have A Westinghouse Pro 12000 generator. 12,000 running ways, 15,000 peak. It's a beast. Had it just over a year, which is why I'm not getting warranty repairs done. The generator has slowly gotten worse. Initially it would start and then shutoff after 10 seconds or so. It seemed that we...
  16. Electrical
    My home has a 200 amp Square D Homeline panel that has bonded neutral connecting to a ground rod outside. The panel is the main service entry. This panel also has a 30amp 2 pole standard trip breaker that connects to a 30 amp twist lock inlet on the building exterior. This breaker is...
  17. Electrical
    I'm looking for advice or ideas for a potential small shop I may start using. My guess is that shop has a single 120v outlet in it to simply run the garage door. This is a very old single-car garage in DC. However, if I were to use the space, I'm guessing I would need more power than that, but...
  18. Electrical
    I have a Robin Subaru 7500 portable generator that I use as an emergency backup. I use it to run two furnaces,, a fridge, a freezer and a well pump. It can handle them all, as well as the other miscellaneous electrical stuff in the house. The surge power is 7300 and the full load is 6700...
  19. Electrical
    The Internet has given me every possible answer to this question, so I turn to you, the experts. I have a Westinghouse WGen 7500 Watt portable generator. It is neutral bonded. I am connecting it to a Reliance 306 transfer switch. (Side question...electricians on the internet seem to treat...
  20. Electrical
    I bought a 5500 watt gas Ryobi generator last year, we've had an increasing number of power outages these past few winters. I've got it on my porch which is pretty damn inconvenient when it hits 11 Fahrenheit. I'd love to have it in my full basement which is nothing but concrete, it would be...
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