grumpy wrote:Here's my set up, no neutral kit in this switch..
Damn! That is a nice setup. I was looking at one of those switches when I bought my Generac generator but, it was unfortunately out of my budget. So, I opted for a Schneider Electric/Square D QO 60a Manual Generator switch.
Basically all it is, is an 8 circuit, 6 space sub panel that was equipped with two 60 amp breakers with an interlock device on both breakers. I swapped the two 60 amps out for two 30's and reinstalled the interlock. A third 30 amp breaker was installed in my main panel. The one breaker in the main feeds one of the breakers in the sub panel and the other breaker in the sub panel is fed to the 30 amp generator socket. When I lose power the generator breaker is flipped "ON" and the "FEED" breaker is automatically switched to "OFF" due to the interlock. I then have four circuits that feed my well pump, my furnace, and some sockets, then I have another small panel with two additional circuits in my house.
I installed the switch myself but had an electrician run the feed line; not because I couldn't do it myself I was an electrician for several years but because I hate crawlspaces, they are creepy.
Like it's been said before, you can backfeed through your dryer receptacle; but it's not safe.
The type of switch Grumpy has runs $300+ like I said, it was the one I would rather have. But the Schneider Electric/Square D QO 60a switch was $200 cheaper.
Here is a pic of the panel I have. You can see the interlock kit on it. This is a pick I found surfing the 'net tomorrow I'll take actual pics of my setup.