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    Quote Originally Posted by Wizeguy View Post
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    Took about an hour to install and I bought a 9000w generator from Costco for $500 (?).. it runs off of gas, propane or natural gas.. it'll run half my house.. $800 total cost
    where did you get the transfer switch kit? cost?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave89iroc View Post
    where did you get the transfer switch kit? cost?
    Home Depot.. $280
    YouTube has a step by step instructions on installation
    https://youtu.be/xTqjwt6WJ7o
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wizeguy View Post
    Home Depot.. $280
    YouTube has a step by step instructions on installation
    https://youtu.be/xTqjwt6WJ7o
    That switch is nice, I should get that instead of back feeding, would be way easier for my wife to do.

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    The nice thing about back-feeding is I don't have to worry about
    choosing which circuits I want / need to power.

    I simply shut off the house main power switch, back-feed from
    the generator into the box & everything has available power,
    safely.

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    I wired my house when it was built, and I actually found it better just to have a smaller 20 circuit auxiliary panel, and I use an interlock to ensure I don't backfeed out of the house. Gives more flexibility than the transfer switch, and it literally only cost the amount of the panel extra, since I run the circuits in it while on the grid.

    I also love my Firman generator. I have a 10kw unit very similar to the one Costco had (got mine online). I love that it's dual fuel out of the gate. I plan to only run it on Propane, but I like that I can run gasoline if needed. My buddy's got one too - we both live in rural areas, so no power we don't have water (well). This thing powers everything I need, within reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ultradriver10000 View Post
    That switch is nice, I should get that instead of back feeding, would be way easier for my wife to do.
    I looked up a bunch of diffrent options to power the house and I like this set up..
    Power goes out, fire up the generator and plug it in.. flick the switch from line to Generator and done.. no need to remember to shut off the main.. you don't want to backfeed the line!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mustangmike6996 View Post
    If I were buying a new F150, I would most likely buy this feature/package.
    i was looking at new F-150's and this was a must have... I can use it to power my tig welder anywhere... I do have a firman but its only a 3500... with the "buck fiddy" I dont have to load the generator up.. try to figure out just how much I fuel I need... go to a buddies to weld something.... then get the gas out to store it again until its needed...
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