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Backfeeding with a Generator is Dangerous

Electricity comes into a home from the utility via a transformer. The transformer lowers the voltage from thousands of volts down to 240 volts before it enters the home. In … Continue reading

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Portable Generator Placement for Safety

Hurricane Sandy developed into a Superstorm that traversed the Appalachian Mountains and pushed it’s way into Michigan, Wisconsin and Canada. Although no longer a hurricane, it still had fierce winds … Continue reading

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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 … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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Briggs & Stratton Portable Generators

An ideal time to buy a Briggs and Stratton generator is before you need one. Before you run into the difficult situation of being left without power at home or … Continue reading

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What Will My Portable Generator Run During a Power Outage?

The power capacity of different generator models varies as widely as the appliances they power. If your power goes out, you’re probably less concerned that your electric stove doesn’t have … Continue reading

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Planning a Manual Transfer Switch Installation: Materials

Make a list of the materials you intend to use for your manual transfer switch installation. You will need the list to apply for the building permit, and having a … Continue reading

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Country Living
Comment by Jim C. on 9th Nov 2014

My Mom and Dad are both in their 80's and live in the country. With the installation of the 6551 I can rest assured that they will never be without power, heat, ac and water. this is a great unit and worked perfectly upon startup. Should have installed this a lot sooner for them.

By the way, my son-in-law also has one for his home. I live in a motorhome or I would have one also.

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