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A Scary Transfer Switch #110665
05/31/06 09:51 PM
05/31/06 09:51 PM
electure  Offline
Joined: Dec 2000
Posts: 4,265
Fullerton, CA USA
From Lone Gunman

The romex going into the bottom of the genny panel on the left was backfeeding the whole main panel. The two pole 50 on the left of the main panel thats right under the 2 pole 100 was the backfed breaker.

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Re: A Scary Transfer Switch #110666
05/31/06 11:29 PM
05/31/06 11:29 PM
Larry Fine  Offline
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 693
Richmond, VA
Oh, turn THAT off. Now I get it.

Larry Fine
Fine Electric Co.
Re: A Scary Transfer Switch #110667
06/01/06 02:58 AM
06/01/06 02:58 AM
Trumpy  Offline

Joined: Jul 2002
Posts: 8,236
SI,New Zealand
Note to idiots:
Keep Duct Tape by your Electrical gear, good for them impromptu joints.
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Re: A Scary Transfer Switch #110668
06/02/06 07:26 PM
06/02/06 07:26 PM
xGROMx  Offline
Joined: Jan 2005
Posts: 22
Manteo, NC
Nice, I deal with alot of Generators, and I have one we work on that has that exact transfer switch.....As for the backfeads, what was the purpose of this.....i'm not getting your post

Re: A Scary Transfer Switch #110669
07/15/06 11:39 PM
07/15/06 11:39 PM
mxslick  Offline
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 803
Atomic City, ID USA
In the second pic, what are the two red wires, which are lugged to the busbars, and the fuseholders(?) on the lower right of the pic for?

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Re: A Scary Transfer Switch #110670
07/16/06 02:39 PM
07/16/06 02:39 PM
Luketrician  Offline
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 272
Sale Creek, TN USA
Gotta love that duct tape! [Linked Image]

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Electrical Planner for TVA.

Re: A Scary Transfer Switch #110671
07/16/06 07:18 PM
07/16/06 07:18 PM
tdhorne  Offline
Joined: Mar 2001
Posts: 345
Maryland, USA
So let me get the sequence of operations clear in my mind.
Power fails
Transfer switch transfers the supply that goes from the one hundred ampere breaker in the larger panel to the left hand emergency panel over to the generator.
Some bozo comes along and opens both the large panels main breaker and the one hundred ampere breaker that supplies the transfer switch and then closes a back fed fifty ampere breaker in the main panel thus energizing loads in the main panel through the ? gage wire in the Romex.
That's very clever in that NOT sort of way.
Tom Horne

Tom Horne

"This alternating current stuff is just a fad. It is much too dangerous for general use" Thomas Alva Edison


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