Originally Posted by poorman212
Do you have a generator? I only ask because I've been thinking about getting one installed.
Glad everyone is doing well.
"Mystic" - did all or most of that stuff melt?
A generator? Kinda-sorta.
Last year before my wife and I downsized by selling our huge house and moving into a "caretaker apartment" on a horse farm I had a generator setup which back-fed the 240V dryer circuit (which by definition feeds both 120V sides of the breaker panel). I would click off the 200 Amp service from the street, fire up the generator, and then click on the breaker for the dryer. The generator allowed us to run the entire house except the A/C and the stove/oven. That said, my well was something like 1,000' deep, and while the generator had enough push to operate the well pump while the rest of the house was running, I usually opted to shut the well down (we had a 400 gallon reserve cistern in the basement with a jet pump for pressure) and only click it on during the middle of the night to refill the cistern.
Here on the horse farm they have a generator, however, they've opted to only include a few circuits in both the main house and in our apartment. In our case, the *only* circuit which is live while running on generator is the bathroom; I need to run an extension cord to keep the refrigerator running. Yesterday we unplugged the refrigerator for a short while and plugged in a waffle iron; damn those waffles tasted good.