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#16 John@Reliable OFFLINE  

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Posted January 08, 2013 - 06:49 PM

In a pinch it would be fine, but having used a generator for over a month building my house the happiest day was when the real power was switched on. Over 12 years ago and I still hear the hum...................... :D 



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Posted January 08, 2013 - 06:54 PM

After a major ice storm, we had to run all 3 of our homes, plus the milk parlor over 15 1/2 days on generators.  The world seemed so silent when we finally went back on the grid!  If it were me, I'd go ahead & run the power lines right off.  You'd soon spend a lot of what it would cost to run the power on gasoline, and you'd also not have any quiet.  


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Posted January 08, 2013 - 06:58 PM

    I already have a fused line from the meter to my old shop with a 100 amp breaker,  The new shop will be about 30 feet further away.  

 

I thought about running a cable from the old shop service panel to the new one which would be about 40 - 50 ft.  but I'm not entirely sure how that would work.

If the wire is large enough to handle the other shop, if you add just another 50', you should not have any problem.  That said, I don't know all the wiring codes.  Around here, we just wire it ourselves and try to be smart about it.


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Posted January 08, 2013 - 09:58 PM

Around here, we just wire it ourselves and try to be smart about it.

 

Don't ask Daniel about the time he hit the telephone ped and tried to fix it, though. That wasn't pretty.

 

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Posted January 08, 2013 - 09:59 PM

Don't ask Daniel about the time he hit the telephone ped and tried to fix it, though. That wasn't pretty.

 

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It wasn't pretty, but he got it working by the looks of it. :bigrofl:



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Posted January 08, 2013 - 10:05 PM

It wasn't pretty, but he got it working by the looks of it. :bigrofl:

 

Not really, he got charged long distance to talk to the guy in front of him......


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