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We got 5" of snow yesterday with more on the way. They were forecasting possible ice accumulation so I got ...


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Old 02-13-2014, 11:04 AM   #31 (permalink)
 
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We got 5" of snow yesterday with more on the way. They were forecasting possible ice accumulation so I got the generator running in case we lost power. I also got 25 gallons of fuel to run it. Nothing happened. Also had my kerosene heater ready to fire up for heat and boiling water. It's a good feeling knowing you have back up resources for when your primary resources fail. Didn't worry one bit about losing power. I like being self sufficient.
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:17 AM   #32 (permalink)
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How do you hook the generator to your house? suicide cord?
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How do you hook the generator to your house? suicide cord?
I do have a cable patched into the circuit breaker panel but I would probably just run things off of extension cords. Our power company is very good a getting the power back on. In fact, it rarely goes off. But in the rare instance that it does, I can run stuff off extension cords.

What makes you say "suicide cord"?

Oh, I know 5" of snow is nothing for many of you. But it's a big deal here in NC.
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I've seen people have an extension cord that has a male plug on both ends and they just plug it into their dryer (220) plug and then into the generator. If your power is out and you plug it into the running generator first then the prongs are live with 220 and vice versa if the power comes back on in your house.
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I've seen people have an extension cord that has a male plug on both ends and they just plug it into their dryer (220) plug and then into the generator. If your power is out and you plug it into the running generator first then the prongs are live with 220 and vice versa if the power comes back on in your house.
Plus, many people don't cut off their main in the panel and backfeed power back out of the house which could kill a lineman working on the problem. This video is the right way to do it.
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Back feed Transformer 2 x 120 volt lines going in gets primary voltage out the top.Yes can ruin someones day. Good job in making people aware of the back feed problem. If you still have any problem pull the meter.

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Good point to bring up. Not only can u hurt/kill the lineman u can have a big problem if they turn on power with your generator on it and the main on. 2 different sources of power in the same place is never good....

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I have a fireplace, a lot of wood, trees, chainsaw, a well, and an alternate source of electricity. There is also a lake very close by.
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I think staying in Florida is part of my plan.
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