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Old 12-28-2013, 01:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by CFECO View Post
Be "SURE" to turn off your main breaker to the Grid, in your breaker box! If you feed 120v AC back into the grid, the men working to get the power back on can be killed. I made a "Double Male", (Highly Illegal) extension cord to connect a generator to my home system in an emergency, it even looked scary..."Now which end do I plug in first..?"
Sorry...I was considering the power source, not how to safely hook it up.

Doing the double male plug thing is very dangerous, even if you shut off your main breaker, because you are still connected to the grid through the neutral. You must install a transfer switch if you want to power your entire house with your own power source because it fully isolates your house from the grid.
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