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Old 11-16-2018, 01:42 PM   #8
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Can't really argue with "Camp Guys" advice but it all depends on your skill set.

I use a transfer switch on my furnace so I can transition quickly before the house gets too cold. For everything else, I use heavy duty extension cords and limit what I use during black-out.

The first generator I bought, was during a week long blackout. I flipped the circuit breaker and pulled the wires going into the shut-off switch by the furnace. I tied in a pig-tail to plug into an extension cord. This is not really legal but is quite common. Better to install, or have installed, a cut-off switch so you don't have to do this job by flash-light.

I also have a propane camping stove to use instead of the electric range.
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