There is tons of information on "bonded neutral" and "floating neutral" generator wiring to transfer switch. However, I have one question I cannot find the answer.
I recently bought a Reliance Control Transfer Switch TF151W (2-pole transfer switch) for the furnace, because I cannot use an extension cord for furnace. In North American, all service panel in our houses have Neutral (white) and Ground (Green/bare copper) connected/bonded by code. In this case, the ONLY option for me is to buy a "floating neutral" generator in order to avoid the dangerous "double bonded" scenario.
Say I want the generator to power my (1) furnace via transfer switch and I want to power my (2) gas water heater using extension cord plugging it into the outlet of the generator. Will there be a problem?
Say, the Generator is "Floating Neutral", I have:
Generator Outlet #1 -> Transfer Switch AC Panel (bonded) -> Furnace
Generator Outlet #2 -> Extension cord -> Gas water heater (not bonded)
My question is: If I unplugged #1 and only run #2, the gas water heater is running on floating neutral. But what if I run #1 and #2 at the same time, will all the outlets on the generator automatically turn into bonded neutral?
Reason I ask is that some gas water heater is very sensitive, they won't start if they detect it is not grounded.