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I WANT TO INSTALL ONE WHOLE HOUSE GENERATOR AND FEED 2 SEPERATE HOUSES THAT ARE NEXT TO EACH OTHER AND HAVE SEPERATE METERS. IS THIS POSSIBLE AND IF SO HOW DO YOU RECOMMEND WE WIRE IT ??

Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.
Hi, I'm Mike and I'll be glad to assist you. How big is the generator?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.


14K

Customer: replied 1 year ago.

IT IS A 14,000 WATT GENERAC

Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.
A transfer swotch at each house will be required and depending on your preferance, the can be manual or automatic.
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

AND ARE THEY WIRED TOGETHER IN THE GENERATOR ?

Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.
A feeder of 3 - #2 Alum should be installed from each to the generator. At thehouse the transfer switch will switch the Utility Power to the Gen Power when required. I would suggest a manual switch at each house for simplicity.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

THE OWNER WANTS IT TOTALLY AUTOMATIC AS HE IS NOT THERE FOR DAYS AT A TIME.

Expert:  Mike G. replied 1 year ago.
You would need to check with Generac for auto control for a double application. Usually the Gen is started when there is a power loss at the service but with 2 services an approved means from the manufacture would be required.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.


OK WE WILL CHECK WITH GENERAC..THANK YOU.

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