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#15863 - 10/31/02 08:58 AM Back-Up Generator  
Happi_Man  Offline
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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 10:38 AM Re: Back-Up Generator  
Trainwire  Offline
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Happi

Try here: http://www.nooutage.com/
TW


#15865 - 11/01/02 08:46 PM Re: Back-Up Generator  
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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.


#15866 - 11/01/02 10:29 PM Re: Back-Up Generator  
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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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Ed



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