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#87896 - 04/26/04 04:42 AM Outside Disconnect
Rob Offline
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Registered: 12/22/03
Posts: 15
Loc: New York
Home owner doesn't want outside disconnect
for 12,000 watt natural gas generator
on the side of his house.
I can't find it in the code book that states
it is required for a backup generator.
Air conditioners require a service disconnect
ect.. but help me with generator code please.
Thanks Rob

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#87897 - 04/26/04 05:01 AM Re: Outside Disconnect
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Registered: 04/23/04
Posts: 204
Loc: Indianapolis
445.18 Disconnecting Means Required for Generators.Generators shall be equipped with a disconnect by means of which the generator and all protective devices and control apparatus are able to be disconnected entirely from the circuits supplied by the generator except where:
(1) The driving means for the generator can be readily shut down; and
(2) The generator is not arranged to operate in parallel with another generator or other source of voltage
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#87898 - 04/26/04 06:37 AM Re: Outside Disconnect
Rob Offline
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Registered: 12/22/03
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Thank you sir.

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#87899 - 04/26/04 07:19 AM Re: Outside Disconnect
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Please don't address any of us as 'sir', we are all friends.
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#87900 - 04/26/04 11:29 AM Re: Outside Disconnect
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Registered: 03/13/02
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The 445.18 disconnect is usually mounted on the generator. I would think the 225.31 & 225.32 is the applicable section at the house.
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