Re: connecting a generator to a furnace
If you choose to do this, do not "SPLICE" into the line, Separate the line.
I my self would either cut the line and put a plug on the end of the cut line, so one can plug into an extension cord, to the generator, and then put a box and receptacle on the other end of the line so when power comes back on you can just plug in the furnace,
Or remove the power wire going into the furnace, and get a short heavy 14 gage, extension cord, and cut off the receptacle end and use that as a cord with the molded in plug as the wire to feed your furnace,
be sure to shut off the breakers when working on the wiring just in case power comes back on when working on it,
(I do not think a plug on a furnace meets code, I think it is to be hard wired in.)
you can read the post, http://www.ridgidforum.com/forum/showthread.php?t=9609
but make a clean separation on the power, so you can not accidentally feed back, either to the power line or the power line to the generator.
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