We have 2 generators, but no switch or way of plugging something in for the pump. That’s the step that hubby won’t do right now. Said it wouldn’t take much to do it, and he’d do it if he had to.
I’d rather do it now than when there’s a longer term emergency. So far, we’ve always had more than enough water to get us through an emergency.
Generators are pretty good for most things, but we do live near the New Madrid fault line, so there’s several things I’d like to have done - just in case.
I hope at least one of the generators has 220v output.
That’s what my pump needs.
I’ve not sw1tches; either.
When the power goes out, I turn off the main breaker to the power line and plug in the generator to a 220v outlet in the barn. (it’s where the welder usually is plugged in.)
It was a simple task to make an adapter cable between the generator and the welder outlet.
When power comes back on, you MUST be very careful to turn off the generator before unplugging it.
Then you may safely turn on your house main breaker; after you’ve done those two things.
New Madrid; eh?
I’d think if (WHEN!!) that baby goes again that electricity would be the LEAST of your problems!