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Posted by Jim Wilkins on June 24, 2010, 9:26 pm
 



I asked the electrical inspector about that, but with an RV type plug
wired to only a single receptacle inside and no connection to the
house wiring, and he threw a snit fit. Is that legal and if so how can
I prove it?

jsw

Posted by Leo Lichtman on June 25, 2010, 12:12 am
 



"Jim Wilkins" wrote:
I asked the electrical inspector about that, but with an RV type plug
wired to only a single receptacle inside and no connection to the
house wiring, and he threw a snit fit. Is that legal and if so how can
I prove it?
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
I don't know what the code says, but he may be a knee-jerk inspector who
automatically condemns anything that "isn't the way it's done."

If you plug one of your freezers into your generator, that's certainly
legal. If you transfer them one at a time to the generator, that would still
have to be legal.  Now unplug one of your floor lamps and transfer it to the
generator.  Then, a piece at a time, put the rest of your household to the
generator.  At what point would he start objecting?  If you are legal so
far, then the only remaining step is unplugging from the utility.  Could
that put you in violation?  Trouble is, the inspector may not be smart
enough to follow simple logic.



Posted by hamilton on June 25, 2010, 4:17 am
 

On 6/24/2010 3:26 PM, Jim Wilkins wrote:

As long as you don't have a fire, it's legal.

If you have a fire, after a power outage, then it's over.

good luck

hamilton

Posted by GregS on June 25, 2010, 1:01 pm
 


I would want to insert something after a main breaker, not before it.
Something about plasma.


greg

Posted by Jim Wilkins on June 25, 2010, 4:31 pm
 

On Jun 25, 9:01am, zekfr...@zekfrivolous.com (GregS) wrote:

The power grid isn't involved. I want to temporarily run a washing
machine or air conditioner from a generator when we lose power after a
storm. This is one step above passing a cord through an opened window,
without its heat loss and carbon monoxide risk.

jsw

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