I recently purchased a 4000 Watt generator. I'm looking for a simple solution to hook it up when in need and a friend of mine told me this.
That is, to use a heavy wire (not sure what gauge), plug into the 220 outlet on the generator and plug that into my dryer's 220 outlet basically feeding the power back to the electrical panel. He said to shut off all breakers in my panel and to turn on only what I need (when the power is out of course). Oh yeah, first I'm supposed to turn off the main breaker switch first
Is this possible? Does this sound right? Any other suggestions? What gauge of wire should I use if this is possible?
Many thanks in advance for the help & advice!