Extended Power Outage

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David...
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Post By: David... » Thu. Mar. 08, 2018 2:46 pm

You could free up some space with mini breakers.

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Post By: Qtown1835 » Thu. Mar. 08, 2018 3:06 pm

David... wrote:
Thu. Mar. 08, 2018 2:46 pm
You could free up some space with mini breakers.

David
Box is full of half height breakers.... LOL
Should have put a bigger panel in when I did the panel swap.
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Remaining space is filled since panel install. :(
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Post By: windyhill4.2 » Thu. Mar. 08, 2018 3:11 pm

Run the power line into a sub-panel,install in there what is needed for the interlock & from there feed the main panel.

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Post By: David... » Thu. Mar. 08, 2018 3:36 pm

Your panel looks better than mine. My solution is to just run extension cords, but my generator is quite small.

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Post By: coalnewbie » Thu. Mar. 08, 2018 4:03 pm

That David is smart. Large generators take a huge amount of care and feeding and you soon run out of fuel.

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Post By: Qtown1835 » Thu. Mar. 08, 2018 4:05 pm

David... wrote:
Thu. Mar. 08, 2018 3:36 pm
Your panel looks better than mine. My solution is to just run extension cords, but my generator is quite small.

David
Thats what i have done in the past and it works fine, but you just dont get to run as many circuits. I just installed big extension cord to backfeed the panel with L6-30s for this last storm but it was a dud and didnt get to use the gen.

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Post By: freetown fred » Thu. Mar. 08, 2018 4:33 pm

Ya answered my question Q, don't have to call the oldest girl in Hellertown!! :)

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