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Backfeeding Houses with a Generator

We fully understand this is an illegal procedure BUT how would one(such as myself) negotiate with companies who are requiring this? Please elaborate...

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What companys are requesting this?I wouldnt even try it with some of these homes just say no.I have it setup in my house and it came in handy during hurricane sandy,But it needs to be done by an licensed electrician and done right!
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We use the Nevada State Contractors Board here...they have determined the service requires an Electrical contractor...

And tell them it is illegal and you're not jeapordizing your company's future....

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We fully understand this is an illegal procedure BUT how would one(such as myself) negotiate with companies who are requiring this? Please elaborate...

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Quote/forward a copy of National Electric Code. If that doesn't work ask your insurance agent how quick they will drop you when something goes wrong. You'll find that your agent will convince you that you shouldn't even need to "negotiate with companies who are requiring this".....



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We have been to houses that the wiring was partially ripped out, jacked up, purposely miswired to cause damage/harm, sub panels for subpanels that were wired by Otis, 60 amp fused panels running the house, garage, and three outbuildings. The average GC has no business risking health and liability for an HPIR and most urban/suburban municipalities, as well as the utility have regulations prohibiting backfeeding. The phrase "You touch it you own it" applies here, and don't count on your insurance to cya.
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Tell them your preliminary continuity check reveals a short circuit in the system.

Further troubleshooting is needed, minimum charge for this service is $500, pass or fail.
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Backfeeding houses with Generator

Thank you OhNoJim, finally an honest answer to a problem without being such a negative vendor. We are looking for more work in this industry and NOT LOOKING TO PASS UP ON WORK OFFERED! But we want to be fairly compensated as well.
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We fully understand this is an illegal procedure BUT how would one(such as myself) negotiate with companies who are requiring this? Please elaborate...

This may not be the right section to post this article... If not, please move to the right area.

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If you try to negotiate you will get the ole "this service is required by our client" line. Illegal in most places? Sure. Safe? Absolutely not. Chance of burning down a house? Right on! Either you do it or they will find someone else who is willing to do it.. So why not you do it? We do it on every initial services w/o, that "appears" to have a working electrical system.
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It's OK to do a backfeed as long as it DOES NOT backfeed onto the electrical power companies lines. It can be used as a troubleshooting method. Just install a double pole breaker into the main panel that you hook the generator up to. Involves a lot of work & they should be billed a lot
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