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  • j666laz commented on More Cowbell's instructable Easy Generator to Home Hook Up1 year ago
    Easy Generator to Home Hook Up

    The writer has done a very thorough job of guiding us through, step by step, how to wire in a backup generator. Very nice! I have installed a number of backup generator systems, from 5kw up to 17.5kw. A number of them have used the generator lockout plate/kit the author of this article used. It works fine but not all circuit breaker panels are designed to use them. The best way to find out is to take a picture of your panel and provide it to the manufacturer of the lockout kit. If one is made for your panel they will set you up. Having said that, if you can afford a manual transfer switch and the cost to install it (or do it yourself) it is the smart way to go. The lockout kit does not let you know when the line power has been restored. With a manual transfer switch you can monitor a ci...

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    The writer has done a very thorough job of guiding us through, step by step, how to wire in a backup generator. Very nice! I have installed a number of backup generator systems, from 5kw up to 17.5kw. A number of them have used the generator lockout plate/kit the author of this article used. It works fine but not all circuit breaker panels are designed to use them. The best way to find out is to take a picture of your panel and provide it to the manufacturer of the lockout kit. If one is made for your panel they will set you up. Having said that, if you can afford a manual transfer switch and the cost to install it (or do it yourself) it is the smart way to go. The lockout kit does not let you know when the line power has been restored. With a manual transfer switch you can monitor a circuit that is not being backed up and when the line power is restored that circuit will then be functional and you can manually switch over the backed up circuits one-by-one.

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  • j666laz commented on More Cowbell's instructable Easy Generator to Home Hook Up1 year ago
    Easy Generator to Home Hook Up

    The breaker interlock is a very efficient way to power your dwelling with a generator but does not let you know when the power comes back on as you completely disconnect from the utility provided power. A manual transfer switch, which recently have become more affordable, allow you to choose which circuits to power with the generator and which to keep on the utility supplied/line power. With this set up a light or radio not on the generator can alert you as to when the power from the utility provider comes back on. Installation of a manual transfer switch however is not for novices and should be installed by a qualified electrician.

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  • j666laz made the instructable Restoring a Vintage Dumpster Bike2 years ago
    Restoring a Vintage Dumpster Bike

    I got this Schwinn Traveler for free. Completely disassembled, powder coated, polished, applied new decals, replaced cables and brake pads and reassembled.

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  • j666laz commented on MakeStuff_MS's instructable DIY mini Amplifier using TDA28222 years ago
    DIY mini Amplifier using TDA2822

    Why do you use a stereo input jack when it is only a mono amplifier? Or is a stereo amplifier (you show a single speaker)?

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