Generators/Circuit Breakers Can they be adapted : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

I new GI just called and wanted to know about out generator. He wants to buy a generator large enough to wire into his existing circuit box. His plan is, should the power go off, he simply flicks a switch and the generator will come on and his house will continue to heat. Is this possible and where/what type of generator should he invest in. Any links will be appreciated.

-- Linda A. (, January 07, 1999


My husband says a transfer switch Must be installed, to keep from electrocuting linemen, or anyone working on the line.

-- gilda jessie (, January 07, 1999.

I had a transfer switch installed. Cost me about $400. They are a necessity. Unless you are an electrician, don't mess with it.

-- Hull Stetson (, January 07, 1999.

An article in the Wash Post (business section) 2 wks ago described a patented invention, made by Potomac-Edison Power Company (Pepco, serving Wash. D.C.) This is a plug that replaces the meter; you pull the meter out, put plug in... attach generator....

-- Arthur R. (, January 07, 1999.

The agitator at The Juice Page:

has put together a handy collection of info and links regarding various aspects of generators, transfer switches, fuel storage topics, battery and invertor topics (since running small a generator 24hrs per day has drawbacks).

Jerry B

-- Jerry B (, January 07, 1999.

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