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    Who rides motorcycles?

    That could be. I don't see how swappable batteries are a logistically feasible solution in the US. It only seems relevant to long distance touring, and I would think the demand is too sparse and spread out to expect conveniently placed battery stations across the country. I've been riding...
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    Who rides motorcycles?

    It looks like a number of new motorcycles will soon be discontinued, due to compliance issues with European emissions standards. https://www.webbikeworld.com/honda-suzuki-yamaha-and-kawasaki-to-cut-37-motorcycles-by-2023/
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    Groan part quatre

    Something like that. The Air Force was under a lot of pressure back then to ensure that they went with a low bid alternative, when feasible. I'm sure that was cheaper than trying to catch some buzzards or something.
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    Groan part quatre

    This isn't as funny, but that old memory triggered another old memory for me. My first job out of college involved reading a lot of Air Force documents for their research projects. In one study, they wanted to estimate the ability for a certain aircraft to withstand an aerial strike from a...
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    Generac Running, But No Power in House

    Another generator guy was out today, and this was his diagnosis. He replaced the controller (in the generator), which is covered by a 7-year warranty, so no charge for today's work! [emoji3] Surge protector work is a different crew, and I don't have a schedule for that yet. Thank you again to...
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    Generac Running, But No Power in House

    I finally updated my profile to indicate that I'm in Ohio. We certainly have lightning storms, but I don't know how we compare to other areas of the country. We do have a grounding rod at the barn panel, and I assume it is connected correctly. That would have been one of the few things subject...
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    Generac Running, But No Power in House

    Based on what I've learned on this thread, I was expecting a surge protector to be installed on the circuit panel in my house and barn, and I thought that this approach would hopefully protect my appliances, regardless of whether the surge originated in the outside power line or the generator...
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    Generac Running, But No Power in House

    We definitely have ants, and I've had them destroy an outdoor GFCI plug multiple times, but the generator looked clean. I will be glad to get whole house surge protectors installed. In addition to lightning issues, the cutover to generator power seems to generate some dirty electricity. I've...
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    Generac Running, But No Power in House

    That's a good point. Hopefully, I'll get a better answer tomorrow.
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    Generac Running, But No Power in House

    I think it's out of warranty, but I agree. The guy they sent out today does annual servicing, but he wasn't familiar with the inner workings of the transfer switch, which is where he suspects the issue is. He happens to live right down the street from me, and he was available sooner. He will...
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    Generac Running, But No Power in House

    Just a minor update, a guy came out today that is more of a mechanic, not an electrician. He confirmed that the switch over problem still exists and wasn't a one-time fluke. He confirmed that it was something he can't fix, and an electrician will be out at a later date.
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    Groan part quatre

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    Replacing regular with GFCI. - Solved Thanks All

    That's a good point. In our house, the upstairs bathroom outlets are on the same circuit as the downstairs half bathroom. If the upstairs outlets lose power, I've learned to check the GFCI in the downstairs bathroom.
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    Generac Running, But No Power in House

    Thank you for all the information. I'm hoping to get someone out this week to check things out, and I'll also request some assistance with the ethernet surge protectors. I don't know how to properly handle the grounding wire connections. I'll post an update when I find something out. Thanks...
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    Groan part quatre

 
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