garyferg
I am hooking up a 14kw generac I just bought. I used 2 uf alu because Homedepot didn't have 4 uf co any way the stress relief on the back of the gen is what? my generator has a square hole with a plastic plate over it? should I drill out a hole for the clamp there? Also I picked up 14 wire for control is that okay? i already have the transfer switch hooked up last year and have been using it with my portable generator. I am planing to use a manual transfer switch to switch between the two generators for extended use because gas is so much cheaper.
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bronco
there should be a chrome button on the back that will come out and thats where you put your wire's through. as for strain relief use liquid tight 90 with liquid tight to a box on the side of the wall. go through the back of the box to your ast.
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garyferg
bronco;9426 wrote:
there should be a chrome button on the back that will come out and thats where you put your wire's through. as for strain relief use liquid tight 90 with liquid tight to a box on the side of the wall. go through the back of the box to your ast.


whats the other for? and the one with the chrome button isnt big enough guess i have to punch a hole. i guess since i am using number 2 wire its too big
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bronco
remote monitor option
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garyferg
I guess I am going to have to punch/ drill the hole bigger since i AM using 2 wire
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douglas123
Bigger hole sounds like a plan to me . have had to punch out on several occasions. Better to have a hole too small in the first place than have to punch a smaller hole and add a BOO BOO PLUG
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garyferg
I found that 2 wire is just too big I was told 4 wire but 2 is what hd had. now i am having trouble finding 4 wire uf for 60 amp gen glad i didnt punch out anything yet
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garyferg
wire size

I am trying to hook up my 14kw generator. I have tried 2 wire which is too big to fix the neutral lug and not very bendable. It has been recommended to me to use 4 wire copper but nobody has it in a uf or even a jacketed wire. What do you guys recommend I get. I need 60 amps although I know I will never use that much .
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Skip Douglas SkipD
Gary, just go to any electrical supply house and get the wire that you need. If the "consumer" stores don't have what you need, go where the electricians would.

There's no possible way the we could have run #2 wire into my generator. Generac just isn't too generous with the space in their design.
Skip Douglas
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garyferg
so what do you recommend? I don't need to bury it.
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Skip Douglas SkipD
garyferg;9448 wrote:
so what do you recommend? I don't need to bury it.
If you're running the wiring in conduit, I would look for the proper sized THHN-insulated wire. We used #4 THHN (stranded copper) wire for my 16kW generator and it is well within spec.
Skip Douglas
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hoghead
Calling an Electrician
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