Monthly Archives: December 2012

Home Generators for Emergency Power

No matter where you live, a power outage is a possibility and concern. When the power goes out for an extended period, your home loses the ability to control its indoor climate. Damage can result from frozen pipes, flooded basements, … Continue reading

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Portable Generators and Your Home’s Electrical Ground

A necessary part of any electrical system is the ground―a path without resistance to the earth in most systems, such as that found in your home. The ground protects people from harmful or even fatal shocks and it protects buildings … Continue reading

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Portable Generator Fuel Storage

When a power outage strikes, the last thing you want to do is drive around looking for an open gas station to buy fuel for your portable generator. Nearby retailers may be affected by the outage and unless they have … Continue reading

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Moving Air Cooled Standby Generators

Moving and placing a standby generator is not an easy task. The units are heavy, with shipping weights that approach 600 pounds for 20 kilowatt generators, and more than 450 pounds for 10 kilowatt units. The weight is not balanced … Continue reading

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What is the National Electrical Code?

The National Electrical Code (NEC) specifies standard methods of electrical installations to protect the safety of people and property. The code is updated and published every three years by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA). The code itself is not … Continue reading

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Standby Home Generator Cold Weather Preparation

Have you ever gone out to the car on frosty morning, turned the key and it just barely turned over? A cold battery produces less power, and the colder it gets, the worse it gets. Along with less power from … Continue reading

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