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Old 10-27-2012, 02:50 PM   #11
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Generator is due in tomorrow morning. Hate waiting, but what can I do? I was able to make a simple transfer switch (without back feeding the circuits). It will do until I can get the proper transfer switch in there. My main goal is to have water (well water) and my furnace which is also my hot water heater along with the fridge and a light here and there. The 7,000 watt generator should do fine as long as I don't try to use everything at once.

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Old 10-27-2012, 03:51 PM   #12
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Be careful wiring up a generator to your house this way can burn down your house if done wrong or kill a lineman working on lines that your generator is back feeding......Do it right have a transfer switch installed properly dont rig it up just cause it works.....

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Old 10-27-2012, 06:18 PM   #13
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This is the beauty of using 12VDC compressed air for winterizing - it only takes 5 minutes for me to do mine. I have done this camping off the power grid over freezing nights and then back to normal the next day... I use the BLOW OUT plug at the city water inlet and blow out all lines - then add a little pink stuff to the P-TRAPS... Also drain the fresh water tank.

On the generator - I just use my 2KW Honda which sits in the tail gate corner of my truck 24/7 to hookup to my OFF-ROAD POPUP where it sits in my yard and re-charge my batteries. I can tap my on-board INVERTER and run a couple of extension cords into the house to run my fridge and and have drops at the home entertainment center and living room area. Gives us plenty of lights, fans. and home entertainment. Charges all of our cell phones and computers. I also have a big UPS unit running for my radio/computer room so this also keeps that charged up. Usually the cable TV and internet also goes out when power goes so I use the trailer OTA antenna for local HDTV. My generator will run about seven hours on one tank of gas. I made it five days running a few hours a day with my 5-gallons of gas on the last 8-day power outage we had. Then I had problem finding a gas station that had power to run their pumps.

We did just fine during the last big storm IRENE. Cooked meals from the patio Coleman Roadtrip - had the patio all lit up and sitting out at night watching HDTV. Mini block party everynight with neighbors coming over...

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