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Posted by Chuck / KE4ETH on June 28, 2003, 1:41 am
 
I have a question or more and I am not sure of what the NEC has to say, or
if it even safe.

I live in a trailer and there is a 200-Amp disconnect on the pole outside In
the box is a 240 breaker for the A/C unit and a 240 breaker to the shed. In
the shed is our freezer (which can be run intermittently) and power to our
well.

Can I extend the wires to the shed through the flex conduit between the
disconnect and the power panel in the trailer. Then I can run them to the
transfer switch sub-panel and have power to both the freezer and the pump
(not both running at same time, just when I need to). If so, it will be
easiest to do as the panel in the trailer is on an inside wall 6 feet from
the outside. I would have to put a hole in the wall below the panel to
connect in the wiring.

I hope this isn't to muddled as I'm not sure if I described it very well.

Any suggestions on running the gen connect from the outside to the inside.

TIA

Chuck




Posted by albown on June 28, 2003, 8:53 pm
 
Transfer switches can be located any where you want. Something convenient
between the service and the generator would be what I would do.  You should
really talk to the local utility BEFORE the installation. Utilities get
mighty picky when transfer switches are added. The danger of someone doing
in wrong and reenergizing the line is a real issue.

IF I understand your situation I would think about putting the transfer
switch on the pole with the service. Then you could use the existing wiring
to the devices you want to feed.





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