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[aprssig] 3' snow emergency dumb idea

Joe Della Barba joe at dellabarba.com
Tue Feb 9 17:49:01 UTC 2010

I used to be a dealer for Northern Lights generators.
The "suicide plug" is called that for a reason.
If you are smart enough to get a ham radio working, you are smart enough to
hook up a transfer switch.
These rules are not the "don't take a tag off a mattress" rules. They exist
to keep power line workers from being killed.

Joe Della Barba
joe at dellabarba.com

-----Original Message-----
From: aprssig-bounces at tapr.org [mailto:aprssig-bounces at tapr.org] On Behalf
Of Al Wolfe
Sent: Monday, February 08, 2010 6:38 PM
To: aprssig at tapr.org
Subject: Re: [aprssig] 3' snow emergency dumb idea

    While many have gotten away with this, it is a terrible idea. Here, if
you are caught (It's the only house around here with lights on. Hmmm.) the
power company has every right to disconnect your electric service and will
do so. Then they take there own sweet time to hook it back up which you must
order during business hours and pay a re-connection fee. Only after
everything/everyone else has been taken care of will they get around to it
since it's routine, not a priority. They take this very seriously. Most
folks only do it once. Others learm slow.

    When to power goes out here, a rather frequent occurance, their trucks
almost always stop by to see why my lights are on. When they see the
approved and licensed disconnect switched to GEN they go on down the road.

    Do it right with an approved interlocking disconnect.

Al, K9SI

>>breaker panel is, and that way my 12' male-to-male "emergency power"
>>cord could connect the two directly without needing any long

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