Page 3 of 13 FirstFirst 123456 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 122
  1. #21
    Silver Member daybreak1998's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    154
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    Tractor
    JD 6430Prem, JD 6400, JD 5500, JD4710, 955, 455

    Default Re: Generator and electricity flow

    Quote Originally Posted by PAGUY View Post
    I have a friend who told me his nephew was advised that because he has a 220 plug on his generator it was possible for him to power up his house through the dryer plug. He was told to make sure to turn off the main in the circuit panel before hooking up a wire with a male plug on each end and he would be able to power his house.

    Now my friend figures he can do a similar hook up using the outdoor plug (110 volt) by turning off the main and most of the circuit breakers in the panel except the refrigerators (2) and the lighting. He has propane fireplace for supplemental heat.

    Am I wrong to think he would overload the 12/2 wire to that outside outlet. He was going to make up a wire with two male plugs to transfer power into the house from the generator on his covered deck?
    Howdy,
    As you can see from the answers given... NO! don't do it.

    Anything can be done...
    It does not cost a lot to do it correctly.
    Your method will defualt any insurance claim.
    Power company can shut you off.
    Someone not knowing what you did can kill themselves or others.
    Illegal.
    Can someone else do it if your not around?

    If you have a mainline panel (common find it everywhere type (Like Square D or GE)) there probably is a interlock kit for it. It actually accomplishes what you want to do, but safely. It locks out the main breaker while the generator breaker is on. The generator breaker has to be off for the main breaker to then be on. And, it's safe Interlock Kit installed

    generator-transfer-switch-connection-choices
    Later Mike ~~~
    JD green here
    tractors and implements

  2. #22
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    4,172
    Location
    Murray, KY
    Tractor
    265 MF / JD 310B Backhoe

    Default Re: Generator and electricity flow

    Quote Originally Posted by joshuabardwell View Post
    5) Your insurance company will deny your claim if you burn your house down doing this.
    Are you interested in waging on that BROAD statement or did you burn your house down this way.

  3. #23
    Veteran Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2000
    Posts
    1,375
    Location
    North Central Arkansas
    Tractor
    John Deere 4520,

    Default Re: Generator and electricity flow

    Quote Originally Posted by Gale Hawkins View Post
    Are you interested in waging on that BROAD statement or did you burn your house down this way.
    We just had a death in this state and several ill due to son put a generator at parents house and told them not to shut garage doors. while running generator.
    They were ill or dead next morning .
    All the telling or pre planning some just know more than the warnings.

    A small sized generator feeding back into the power lines increases the voltage to line voltage and repair crew getting shocked is not worth the trying to use all the different ways posible to connect.
    Either have the proper installed breakers or have a power cord with outlets that can be brought into the house and used without disturbing the house power.
    There is a reason the breakers are placed in metal box with door.
    ken

  4. #24
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    2,957
    Location
    Knoxville, TN
    Tractor
    Bobcat CT225

    Default Re: Generator and electricity flow

    Quote Originally Posted by Gale Hawkins View Post
    Are you interested in waging on that BROAD statement or did you burn your house down this way.
    I did not personally burn my house down on this, but I'll take that bet. You burn your house down and then I'll call them and tell them you did it specifically because you violated the NEC, and we'll see if they deny the claim. It's a sucker's bet!

  5. #25
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    4,172
    Location
    Murray, KY
    Tractor
    265 MF / JD 310B Backhoe

    Default Re: Generator and electricity flow

    Quote Originally Posted by joshuabardwell View Post
    I did not personally burn my house down on this, but I'll take that bet. You burn your house down and then I'll call them and tell them you did it specifically because you violated the NEC, and we'll see if they deny the claim. It's a sucker's bet!
    Just like if a person creates an accident and gets a DWI at the scene the insurance carrier ain't going to pay nobody nut'in.

  6. #26
    Elite Member
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    2,957
    Location
    Knoxville, TN
    Tractor
    Bobcat CT225

    Default Re: Generator and electricity flow

    Quote Originally Posted by Gale Hawkins View Post
    Just like if a person creates an accident and gets a DWI at the scene the insurance carrier ain't going to pay nobody nut'in.
    SHH! I'm about to make a lot of money off this rube.

  7. #27
    New Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Posts
    11
    Tractor
    New Holland TC 30

    Default Re: Generator and electricity flow

    CurleyDave and daybreak1998, thank you very much.
    That's exactly the sort of information I was hoping to get.
    I suspected that was the solution but having you guys look at my situation and come to the same conclusion is a valuable confirmation for me.
    Would you help me count on my fingers and let me know if I'm wrong when I figure that I'll need to remove the four (20, 15, 20, 15amp) single breakers on the top right.
    Install one 2-pole 30amp breaker to take up the top two slots and wire that to the generator recepticle.
    In the third and fourth slots, I'll put two, half width breakers to make up for the two 15 and the two 20ampers that I took out.

    I recognize, of course, that I'll also need to buy one of those interlock gizmos. I found several that are supposed to work with that particular Square D configuration.
    I don't expect that you have any recommendation for a particular lock, but if you do, kindly voice that as well.

    Again, thanks for your help. Slap me if I'm stupid.

    This looks like it will fit my budget very well.
    New Holland TC30, 7308 loader, box blade, rake, rotary cutter and back blade.

  8. #28
    Super Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    9,860
    Location
    Northern Fingerlakes region of NY, USA
    Tractor
    Kubota L3830GST, B7500HST, BX2660

    Default Re: Generator and electricity flow

    Quote Originally Posted by SlowPocono View Post
    CurleyDave and daybreak1998, thank you very much.
    That's exactly the sort of information I was hoping to get.
    I suspected that was the solution but having you guys look at my situation and come to the same conclusion is a valuable confirmation for me.
    Would you help me count on my fingers and let me know if I'm wrong when I figure that I'll need to remove the four (20, 15, 20, 15amp) single breakers on the top right.
    Install one 2-pole 30amp breaker to take up the top two slots and wire that to the generator recepticle.
    In the third and fourth slots, I'll put two, half width breakers to make up for the two 15 and the two 20ampers that I took out.
    I recognize, of course, that I'll also need to buy one of those interlock gizmos. I found several that are supposed to work with that particular Square D configuration.
    I don't expect that you have any recommendation for a particular lock, but if you do, kindly voice that as well.
    Again, thanks for your help. Slap me if I'm stupid.
    This looks like it will fit my budget very well.
    Sounds like you have it under control. Make sure that the interlock you get lists your beaker box model number.

    Aaron Z
    A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
    Robert Heinlein, Time Enough for Love

  9. #29
    Platinum Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    982
    Location
    Hartford, SD
    Tractor
    Kubota L3400F

    Default Re: Generator and electricity flow

    Good chance he could burn his house down with the 110v feed as the breaker is on the wrong end to protect the wire. To power an entire house takes a 25kw generator and a cord the size of your wrist.

  10. #30
    Gold Member Chooglin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    275
    Location
    NE Ohio
    Tractor
    Bolens 1468 - MF GC2310

    Default Re: Generator and electricity flow

    I bought mine from this company.
    http://natramelec.com/

    Here is another place, but a bit pricey.
    Generator InterLock Kit
    1993 Bolens 1468: 38" snow blower,front blade and 42"MMM
    2007 MF GC2310 TLB: 60" MMM

Page 3 of 13 FirstFirst 123456 ... LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Electricity rates
    By Bob Ha in forum Rural Living
    Replies: 59
    Last Post: 05-04-2012, 07:21 PM
  2. not getting electricity
    By marler in forum Kioti Owning/Operating
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 10-25-2011, 09:32 PM
  3. Saving electricity
    By rgood in forum Rural Living
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 03-13-2009, 02:30 AM
  4. I have electricity!!
    By JoeR in forum Kubota Owning/Operating
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 08-16-2004, 10:44 PM
  5. New Improved Electricity
    By Anonymous Poster in forum Related Topics
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 02-03-2002, 03:14 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
© 2014 TractorByNet.com. TractorByNet is a registered trademark of IMC Digital Universe, Inc. Other trademarks on this page are the property of their respective owners.