Posted by Me on August 19, 2005, 6:40 pm
Actually, No, your not 100% Legal, or Safe if you live in a US State
that has adopted the NEC as part of it's State Statutes, as part of
local building codes.........
Posted by PCK on August 20, 2005, 12:46 am
all of canada too as per CEC
Posted by Derek Broughton on August 21, 2005, 12:48 pm
LOL. You can't end a discussion that way on usenet. "Bottom Line", unless
I missed a post somewhere, is that it's only safe because _your_ procedures
make it so. There doesn't appear to be any switch in the system that makes
it _only_ possible for your generator to feed the house when the house is
off the grid. As far as your utility is concerned, that isn't safe enough.
How do you guarantee that nobody else connects your generator to the house?
I had _no_ intention of writing any flames over this, until you demonstrated
that you don't seem to understand the safety issue.
Posted by nospam.clare.nce on August 19, 2005, 1:13 am
Likely because the insulation is designed for lower voltage. (and it
is single conductor)
Posted by Jim Baber on August 19, 2005, 9:54 pm
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I am sure this is one of those city 'legends' we have all heard about.
I suspect the real reason is that the utilities don't want uncontrolled
generators on the grid even when it is operational. As far as
electrocuting utility workers, there would be such a hugh load (the
entire grid) on your generator when it was supplying power to an
otherwise unpowered grid, it will see that load as a dead short circuit
and trip its own circuit breakers. It sure as he... won't be able to
electrocute anybody, but you will burn your generator up if it's circuit
breakers don't function very quickly.
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