So do you folks have a website with a paragraph or book that states this is illegal and against national electric code? We need to find a way to stop these sub company's from requesting this type of work.
I posted this a couple months back in another thread.......
Also, take 5 minutes out of your day and call your insurance agent and tell them what you are planning on doing. I'd bet a case of beer you won't do it after telling your agent you plan on messing around backfeeding the power grid.........
Correct. As I posted on the FB page, in any state that follows the NEC code it is illegal to backfeed an electrical system. And if there is one that doesn't follow NEC, still DO NOT BACKFEED
702.6 specifies that the transfer equipment shall be installed to prevent paralleling of the normal (Utility) and alternate (Generator) sources
I have a good friend of mine who interned at a South Dakota power plant. He told me a story when a turbine was brought back online out of phase with the electrical grid. He said a couple million dollar turbine jumped 8' off the floor and destroyed it. The guy who did it got fired on the spot.
In a previous life, I earned a bachelors degree in electrical engineering. So I'm a tad more intelligent than the cubicle jockey telling me to backfeed. The US grid runs a 60 Hz AC signal. The voltages at the power pole are much higher than the 240V dryer plug. I am not taking the liability for destroying a pole mounted transformer or worse yet hurting a utility worker.
Backup generators are installed frequently and are done safely using permanent methods. Those methods do NOT
include your 5kW portable generator plugged into the dryer plug