I recently purchased a generator in the aftermath of the ice storms in the Northeast. I'm quit handy with the electrical wiring in my house and have no issue installing the proper circuit for the 30-amp load. My questions are more about running the cable to the inlet box.
My garage is connected to my basement (where the circuit breaker is), and my ideal inlet location is either right inside the garage door, or just outside. The issue is that, in order for me to run the wires in there, it appears that I'll have to drill through concrete and install conduit (as the prior owner did with the existing garage wiring). Thus brings about the two possibilities:
Do I spend the money, time and noise to rent a drill to bore a 1-inch conduit space through my concrete walls?
Do I install my inlet switch inside and run a longer 30-amp generator extension cord from outside to inside when the generator is running?
I'm reconsidering and thinking about renting a Hilti drill (or similar) from a local tool-rental shop or Lowes/Home Depot. If I do that, I can run straight up from my breaker box to a conduit leading outside (next to the meters). I can then either get a long-enough generator cord to reach from the garage up to the outlet, run conduit closer down to the garage, or move the generator up to the back porch in advance of pending issues.