A year since the big outage last year, the generator is finally installed and connected. Today Suburban Propane finished the hook-up to the 250 gallon tank we had installed last week. The electrician did the final electrical hook-up today. We tested the system by cutting power from the utility, 7 seconds later the generator started up and about 15 seconds after that the transfer switch switched the house’s power to the generator.
It’s even bearable volume-wise. Here’s how it sounds up-close and from about 40 feet away under heavy load (the furnace running in the house). At normal load, it’s even quieter.
Gary doing his final electrical work:
The Transfer switch:
The electricians had to re-wire the existing panels to consolidate the core stuff into one panel that would be powered by the generator:
Now that we have a generator, our neighbors should thank us, we’ve probably guaranteed that we’ll have no power outages in the area.