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#50285 - 03/28/05 08:23 PM Setting generators  
BobH  Offline
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 135
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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#50286 - 03/28/05 09:07 PM Re: Setting generators  
sierra electrician  Offline
Joined: Feb 2005
Posts: 219
North Fork, CA USA
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.

#50287 - 03/28/05 09:36 PM Re: Setting generators  
BobH  Offline
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Posts: 135
Newfane, N.Y USA
Thanks for the quick response. I was thinking that would be the way to go.

#50288 - 03/29/05 07:39 PM Re: Setting generators  
Edward  Offline
Joined: Dec 2002
Posts: 308
Deleveries are only curbside. I always get crane company to set the generator in.



#50289 - 03/29/05 10:19 PM Re: Setting generators  
BobH  Offline
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Posts: 135
Newfane, N.Y USA
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.

#50290 - 03/29/05 11:10 PM Re: Setting generators  
NJwirenut  Offline
Joined: Sep 2001
Posts: 806
Bergen County, NJ
Have only installed one of these (for a friend), and we used a rolling engine hoist he had in his garage....

#50291 - 03/30/05 12:05 AM Re: Setting generators  
hbiss  Offline
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Posts: 886
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.


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