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Old 05-31-2006, 02:27 PM   #21
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I'd also like to get a generator, but the kind that plugs into the houses electrical system. Even though I had a generator last year to keep the fridge and stuff going, I need my freaking AC during those humid days. I get cranky when it's muggy. :eh:
You can plug ANY generator into your house's electrical system provided you have the right equipment (junction box, etc...). That's the safest way. One can. however, make a male-to-male cord, plug one end into the generator and the other end into the wall on the circuit needing the power. Just make sure the main house breaker is turned off so that when it comes on you don't back-feed the system.

What you need if you would like to run your A/C, however, is a large enough generator to handle the amperage being drawn by your HVAC system when it kicks on - which is A LOT. Even my monster 7500W gen (peeks at 9K) won't do that. So keep that in mind.
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I am buying a generator and flood insurance and keeping my here this time!! I came home on the Friday of the storm and sat at the house it was not bad until the power went out, League city was a ghost town so we just hung out kinda boring.
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What you need if you would like to run your A/C, however, is a large enough generator to handle the amperage being drawn by your HVAC system when it kicks on - which is A LOT. Even my monster 7500W gen (peeks at 9K) won't do that. So keep that in mind.
That's really what I meant, is I want/need a big honkin' generator. And as far as plugging any generator into the house, I'm guessing that's not a DIY project? Even if it is, or can be, I don't play around with 'lectricity. lol
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The "safe way" is not. The alternative is DIY. I asked an electrician and he said it should work. I say the "safe way" because shutting off the main breaker is easy to forget to do.

Just get your amperage figures for your HVAC system then search for a gen. accordingly.
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That's really what I meant, is I want/need a big honkin' generator. And as far as plugging any generator into the house, I'm guessing that's not a DIY project? Even if it is, or can be, I don't play around with 'lectricity. lol
Plug adapter into a 240 plug works best, MAKE SURE MAIN IS OFF! Easy stuff. Or spend the money to get an automatic trip.
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OOhhh, so you're one of THOSE guys? :laughing6
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Plug adapter into a 240 plug works best, MAKE SURE MAIN IS OFF! Easy stuff. Or spend the money to get an automatic trip.
Hmmmm. In this area, I definitely need an automatic trip. The power here goes out if 2 people sneeze at the same time. :eh:
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Old 05-31-2006, 03:46 PM   #32
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Just get a gas powered welder and use it as a backup generator. Since I am into the controls business, I could build a switchover circuit that could auto start that bad boy too.

And when it isn't being used for a generator you can always use it to build some nice metal projects.
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You can get a brand new one that puts out 9.5KW Continuous for under 5K. That should be plenty of power in emergency conditions. Now if we are talking an industrial UPS system, then that opens a whole new can of worms.
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