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Generator Installation 101

Transcription of video:

Ed:Hi, I'm Ed Del Grande and for a year you've been hearing me speak about KOHLER generators. Well, today, we'll be installing one in my own home.

Now, we live here in the Northeast, where we get our fair share of storms and power outages. Sometimes, the electricity can be out for days and days and even weeks at a time.

Recently, my wife and I finally finished the last addition to our home so we're very excited because now's the time we get to install our KOHLER generator.

Now I have to point out one thing, this is not a Do-It-Yourself project. I'm in the business and I have plenty of help on this job! Also, the preparation work can be involved, but once the prep work is completed, the final hook ups only take about a day to a day and a half.

I'm over here with Jay, and Jay has three steps left for the final completion. The gas line has to be installed, the electrical, and of course it has to be started and tested.

Now, you're at the transfer switch, which is part of the prep work. So, once the transfer switch is in, which could be in the basement, or outside like we have here, what's the next step?

Jay:Well what I'm doing right now is I'm actually pushing in the wires that will lead from the transfer switch to the generator. What happens is, in case of a power outage, the transfer switch will signal for the generator to start up, start up, send the electricity back to the transfer switch, and power your house again.

Ed:And that's it! Well, it looks like the next stop is at the generator itself.

The transfer switch is hooked up, now it's time to connect the generator. Jay, what do we got going on here with all this wiring?

Jay: Well, Ed, what we've got here, these are the wires that came from your transfer switch, these are your communication wires, those are the wires that will start your generator up, will send power back to your transfer switch in a power outage, you'll be good to go.

Ed: Well, you finish up, and I'll get to work on the gas line.

This generator can run on natural gas or propane. We have it set up for propane. But, either way, Bob, what's next?

Bob: Well Ed, we're just making our final connection on the gas line here and you always want to make sure you have a flexible connector on your gas line for movement. After that we'll purge the line out and we'll be good to go.

Ed: Once we bleed the line, we can start it up! There\s propane gas to the unit, and all the electrical connections are made. It's time to test it out...

That sounds good! Now my home and family will be automatically protected during the next storm.

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