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cowboyro
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Shelton, CT
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Re: Interlock Murray panel

said by UHF:

If you use an interlock, how do you know when the power has come back on? Seriously.

Look at the neighbors? Street lights? Look at the meter if it's digital? Voltage probe placed near main wires?
Having all circuits available surely beats having just a handful. I only have 1 empty slot on my 40-slot panel, how would I choose 6-10 "critical" circuits when the air handlers and furnace alone take 5 of them?
With the interlock I have the *entire house* on generator... Hell my wife cooked the other day... on the electric range powered by the generator.


Jack_in_VA
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North, VA
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said by cowboyro:

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With the interlock I have the *entire house* on generator... Hell my wife cooked the other day... on the electric range powered by the generator.

We do that all the time. Coffee pot, toaster, microwave, one burner on stovetop.


UHF
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said by cowboyro:

With the interlock I have the *entire house* on generator... Hell my wife cooked the other day... on the electric range powered by the generator.

I have a small generator. 1800W. All I *need* to power is the fridge, furnace, and a couple lights. In the 8 years I've lived here the longest outage we've had is a couple of hours, and only once. That's not to say an ice storm won't take us out longer, but the city has their own generation, so unless the lines are down between me and the power plant 3/4 mile away it's not likely I'll have a long outage.