Reminder: Never connect a generator to home wiring without transfer switch

Lady Benjamin Cannon of Glencoe, ASCE lb at
Sun Aug 29 02:53:52 UTC 2021

Yes, this is a real and dangerous problem.  Today.  Even with grounding I’m afraid.  Source: I’ve been working in an engineering capacity for 27 years and I have the license you’d need to build a nuclear power plant. 

Things people underestimate in my opinion: Water.  Wind.  Transformers.  Earthquakes.

Ms. Lady Benjamin PD Cannon of Glencoe, ASCE
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> On Aug 25, 2021, at 12:22 PM, Jay Hennigan <jay at> wrote:
> On 8/25/21 12:03, Jay Nugent wrote:
>> Greetings,
>>     And in that moment before the circuit breaker on your generator trips, your 120/240 volts has been stepped up to 7200 through the "pole pig" transformer in your neighborhood, and has KILLED the lineman working to fix that 7200 feeder circuit.
>>    It only takes a MOMENT to stop someone's heart through electocution. It takes several milliseconds to pop a breaker.
> And it would have only taken that lineman a few seconds to attach a grounding bond to the supposedly dead feeder and transformer before grabbing it bare-handed while speculating as to why it sounds like there's an engine running at constant RPM coming from the house connected to the service drop.
> Serious accidents are often caused not by a single failure but several.
> -- 
> Jay Hennigan - jay at
> Network Engineering - CCIE #7880
> 503 897-8550 - WB6RDV

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