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#15863 - 10/31/02 04:58 AM Back-Up Generator
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Registered: 06/12/02
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Can anyone give me advise on the best way to do a back up generator. This is a big house. We're thinking 225 amp service; 100 amp sub (for the generator circuits); 4/0 Copper SEU...

Haven't done too many of these (personnally I haven't done any of these) - any suggestions on the best way to set this up? Isn't there some sort of switch involved? Just trying to get some input in addition to our electricican's knowledge...
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#15864 - 10/31/02 06:38 AM Re: Back-Up Generator
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Registered: 03/15/02
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Loc: Strasburg,PA,USA
Happi

Try here: http://www.nooutage.com/
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#15865 - 11/01/02 04:46 PM Re: Back-Up Generator
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Registered: 03/05/01
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Loc: Alberta Canada
We've put in quite a bit of Cutler-Hammer stuff for this. Basically it just disconnects the main and backfeeds a breaker. I'll try to get back with a panel name.
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#15866 - 11/01/02 06:29 PM Re: Back-Up Generator
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Registered: 07/08/02
Posts: 175
Loc: Canada
Happi,
Here are a couple of sketches intended to illustrate basic grounding and bonding principles only. They are not intended to represent your actual installation.





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