I need help figuring out how to power my house with my 12000/10000w 50amp portable generator. The picture above is my main panel that also houses the meter. I don't have a single main disconnect, but instead have a rule of 6 setup that consists of the A/C, A/C condenser, water heater, oven, dryer, and the sub-panel in the garage that controls everything else in the house. I'd like for the generator to power everything that's on this main panel. I'll probably turn off the water heater and dryer breakers when generator power is turned on.
I was thinking of moving these 6 breakers into a new panel next to the existing panel, then adding a main disconnect breaker and a power inlet breaker in the existing panel with a interlock kit. The power inlet breaker would feed to a 50 amp power inlet box.
Would that work? Or is there a better, cost-effective way to go about this?