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This is NEVER an option. Sure it is. Done in farms across the land. There is nothing inherently wrong with a male-male cord. It is obviously dangerous, but only to people dumb enough to wave the pointy end around while it is plugged into a live circuit. Similarly, the transfer switch is for people who can't figure out how to turn the main breaker off. ...


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I worked as a high voltage lineman for 30 years and have seen all kinds of squirrelly generator set ups. It is never a good idea to plug your generator into your home's wiring even if your turn your main off. NEC requires that a transfer switch be used. I have seen more than a few main breakers that had failed and were still on when they showed off. If you ...


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I have used a generator backing up through an "outlet" that I also use for welding for decades; that breaker is always off until it is needed for one operation or the other. I have marked every breaker that I want to run off the generator and turn off all the others along with the mains breaker. There is no problem, as long as you do that. Of course, I am ...



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