Category Archives: Portable Generators

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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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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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 at your business, you may want to look into your … 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 power than you are about the basement flooding because your … 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 list will limit returning to the store for more parts … Continue reading

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