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Setting generators #50285
03/28/05 08:23 PM
03/28/05 08:23 PM
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BobH  Offline OP
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Newfane, N.Y USA
Just wondering how you guys that are one man shows set your residential generators considering most are over 600 pounds. Do you have the dealer deliver and set them or rent equipment to do so?

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Re: Setting generators #50286
03/28/05 09:07 PM
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sierra electrician  Offline
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North Fork, CA USA
Bob
I've always rolled them on conduit to the pad. Haven't had a problem yet, and I set a 25kW on a hill (slight) this way using the truck as an anchor.

Good luck with your install.
Rob

Re: Setting generators #50287
03/28/05 09:36 PM
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BobH  Offline OP
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Thanks for the quick response. I was thinking that would be the way to go.

Re: Setting generators #50288
03/29/05 07:39 PM
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Edward  Offline
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Deleveries are only curbside. I always get crane company to set the generator in.

Edward


Thanks
Edward
Re: Setting generators #50289
03/29/05 10:19 PM
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BobH  Offline OP
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Edward,
I was mainly referring to residential retrofits jobs, a crane seems a little overkill for a small generator but I'll bet it's been done.

Re: Setting generators #50290
03/29/05 11:10 PM
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NJwirenut  Offline
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Bergen County, NJ
Have only installed one of these (for a friend), and we used a rolling engine hoist he had in his garage....

Re: Setting generators #50291
03/30/05 12:05 AM
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Hawthorne, NY USA
Believe it or not towing companies are used in this area for a lot of this. A flat bed tow truck can transport quite a large genset and place it wherever you can back the truck into. Not a lot of money and they are happy to do it.

-Hal


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