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You have to run 4-wire to a generator. A separate neutral and ground wire is mandatory. A ground rod will not substitute. The only way to avoid running a 4th wire is to use non-flex metal conduit the whole way. (or run 120V only, but that's no fun). But that's OK, I'm about to save you enough money to pay for the ground wire or the conduit. Minimum ...


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Edit because I can now see your pictures: Best bet if it's a convertible panel Call around to electrical supplies until you find an Eaton dealer. Give them your panel model number and ask them if it's convertible to main-breaker and if Eaton has a factory generator interlock for it. I have a feeling it's convertible because some features in the top area (...


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Problem #1: Main Service Panel A is overloaded(!!!!!) Unless, for some reason, you want to try to run a tankless hot water heater, brute that it is, from your generator when the power's out, or faff with load shed boxes for that matter, your tankless water heaters alone are sufficient to overload Main Service Panel A based on the information you've given, as ...


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While I am no expert it seems logical that you can only use a 240v capable generator as both wires must be hot to power both sides of your home panel through a double pole breaker This is so Both Sides of your panel are energized, therefore giving 110 to all breakers.


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UF-B in conduit is a nightmare. You can't fit even one 6/3 UF-B into a 1-1/2" conduit. One 6/3 UF cable requires 2" conduit. Two 6/3 UF cables require 3-1/2" conduit! Since 3-1/2" conduit is required, 1-1/2" conduit is right out :) Your only option is to have a junction box at each end of the conduit run, and splice from UF to THHN ...


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The 'promise' of the iAVR generators is that they CAN power sensitive electronics like computers. This is why they cost so much more. If you are concerned, I would put a spike filter and UPS in-between the source and the computer load; it wouldn't have to be a big one. However, the computer has some natural filtering because it uses a an AC to DC power ...


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