Don’t kill a line­man

The Family Handyman - - WHAT’S WRONG -

This home­owner is pow­er­ing the house with a por­ta­ble gen­er­a­tor by plug­ging it di­rectly into a house cir­cuit. He’s made a dou­ble-end male plug so he can plug in an ex­ten­sion cord from the gen­er­a­tor. Yes, it works. And yes, it’s ex­tremely dan­ger­ous. If the main breaker isn’t turned off, elec­tric­ity is get­ting pumped right into the power grid out­side the house. Line­men work­ing on the elec­tri­cal sys­tem down the road could very eas­ily get elec­tro­cuted.

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