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

Mark Tinka mark at
Tue Aug 31 09:19:28 UTC 2021

On 8/31/21 11:11, Forrest Christian (List Account) wrote:

> I just wish the electrical code would permit or require certain low 
> cost things which make temporary generator connections more likely to 
> be safe.
> For example, code requires most furnaces to be hardwired.  But a 
> furnace is one of the first things you want on a generator in an 
> extended winter power outage.   If instead of hardwired, the code 
> required plug and socket connections at each 120v furnace  then Joe 
> homeowner would be more likely to run an extension cord from his 
> generator to his furnace instead of trying to rig up his generator 
> with a suicide cord.

Are you referring to a forced-air central electric furnace?


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