I'm On Fire wrote:This thread scares me. This sort of thing is what gets people hurt. I'd stick with the safe thing and install either an automatic or manual transfer switch.
Sure, this last power outage sucked and near the end I wanted a nice hot shower. But I didn't want it bad enough I was willing to backfeed my main panel. Sure, I was considering wiring a circuit into the generator panel with a few disconnect switches but I still wasn't backfeeding my main panel.
Dude, I totally understand your apprehension..
I was very leery of back feeding my panel.
But after some research and understanding, I ain't skeert
Its pretty simple, but like posted above, ya gotta be selective about what breakers to have on so you don't burden the genny too much. The wife would go live at the motel before taking a cold shower