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Simply move it further towards the right on the wall (closer to the door) so that it clears the meter and you're good. The clear space required is... Depth: 36" [NEC 2014 110.26(A)(1)] In front of the box. As long as you're over to the right far enough that the meter isn't directly in front of the left corner of the transfer enclosure, you're clear. ...
I think your location may have more than 1 issue. Normally the maximum height is 6-1/2’. The door on the transfer switch must be able to be opened to 90 Degrees. The space in front of the opening usually requires 36”. These requirements are in the NEC 110.26(a)(1), 110.26.2 & 110.26.3.
It is notoriously difficult to make a diagnosis of a poorly or non-running internal combustion engine without having your hands, ears, and eyes on it. I would recommend that you either take it to a professional mechanic, or, if you have a mechanically savvy friend - call them for help!
Disassemble and clean the carburetor. You may need a new diaphragm. But having emptied it of gas, it may no longer be primed: spray starting fluid into the carburetor. Also, check the fuel line and its filter for blockage. That's all I got. You could try asking at mechanics.stackexchange.com; the car guys there probably know engines better. Edit: I forgot ...
Eric, if you start the generator 1-2 hours prior to to going to work so the house is warm furnace fridge running water etc. that may be all you need until evening where it will take several hours longer to get the fridge/ freezer back down to a good cold temp. I have lost power for almost a week over the last 10 years, my biggest concern was the freezer then ...
I believe the correct type of NEMA power plug and socket will do everything you want. The well gets a plug (and optionally a switch), and the generators and panel service provide a socket. You have to plug them manually of course, but the system is effective, inexpensive and most important, easy to understand.
Many generators (especially those for permanent installation) have optional automatic transfer switch assemblies. If the backup generator is permanently installed, then I'd recommend buying its recommended transfer switch. Wire it per its instructions. If you're going to build your own transfer switch, then make sure that it is "break before make" or has ...
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