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

Jay Hennigan jay at
Tue Aug 31 16:32:48 UTC 2021

On 8/31/21 02:19, Mark Tinka wrote:
> On 8/31/21 11:11, Forrest Christian (List Account) wrote:
>> 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?

More likely a forced-air gas furnace with an electric blower. An 
electric furnace would be a heavy lift for a portable generator.

Jay Hennigan - jay at
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