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Hi and thanks but these hoses that the wires travel through ARE plastic conduit,I think, but they are not BURIED and we have a big tree in the yard. Thats what I need to know.
Welcome. My name is XXXXX XXXXX would be glad to assist.Can you post a picture of the items in question please?Easier to see the situation and provide a valid assessment.Use the paper clip icon on the tool bar for pictures to be added or the easiest way is to upload the picture from your PC to tinypic.comThey will give you a link to the picture and then post the link here.It sounds like you have flexible conduit from the generator to the house, and that is VERY common and safe. It is by the National Electric Code and is found everyday.It is made in 2 different types, one of which is metal encased.
It is used for above ground electrical connections and does NOT get buried by any means.
Take a look at your air conditioner outside, it has the flexible conduit installed, as 95% of homes in America do, see if it is the same style.
There is no harm that can come to the wiring or problems with that type of install if done properly by code.The picture will provide the information needed for the installation. If the site was inspected by electrical authority, I am most certain it is installed properly.Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX a picture.
Thanks for all the answers provided. If I contact an electrician to disconnect hoses,wires , dig trench and bury in conduit to protect from possible falling limbs from adjacent tree during a storm......about how much would an electrician charge?Thanks and sorry for the wait!
thanks David...pretty much what I thought. My ? is: Why didn't the electrician bury them in the first place?
Also, our gen just got through its 20 min exercise phase and why does it sound so choppy, popping and not a nice steady motor running sound? I realize it starts at the low frequency and ramps up for 5 minutes before shutting off but this is not from that. I am no expert but what SHOULD the motor sound like? I expected from a 14K Kohler a nice smooth running sound, not all this "popcorn" sound. Any thoughts?Thanks!
Thanks.....Could it also be he took the easy way out?
I've asked and had them come out....they tweaked this and that and it still sounds crappy......What SHOULD it sound like?