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Old 11-15-2018, 07:28 PM   #3
SteveO123
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You need a manual transfer switch. You can power 6 circuits with a base model. Cost about $300 plus install. It shouldn’t take your Sparky more than 2 hours to wire it for you.

Reliance Controls Corporation 31406CRK 30 Amp 6-circuit Pro/Tran Transfer Switch Kit for Generators (7500 Watts). https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000BQN4T2..._86G7BbYQS5PXC

The switch isolates your genny feed from the mains. Start your generator then flip the paddles to Gen. setting you now have safely powered that circuit so it won’t backfeed to the main line. Safe safe safe. After the calamity is over you just flip the switches back to Line setting then shut off the genny.

You can also get an automatic transfer switch but might not make $ense for a manual start genny.

Stay safe.
Steve
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