Bring on the storms...

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10 January 2019, 10:36 AM
Bring on the storms...
Finally got this delivered this morning:


Back in October I had an electrician install a transfer switch, it's not whole-house but it's enough capacity for everything I need. I could go on indefinitely without power.

If you think looting is bad wait until I tell you about civil forfeiture.

10 January 2019, 10:52 AM
Nice generator; I'm sure it's much quieter than the cheapo Champion that we have.

We installed a manual transfer switch maybe 15 years ago. I think we've averaged one extended outage per year, and the setup has come in very handy. We briefly considered replacing it with a whole house standby system but just can't justify the cost.

Outrage is warranted. But outrage unaccompanied by analysis is a danger in itself.


10 January 2019, 11:15 AM
Put a reminder on your phone or calendar to start it and let it run for five minutes once a month. Become familiar with STA-BIL.

pj, citizen-poster, unless specifically noted otherwise.



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