A Cheap Generator Transfer Switch

One of our members had asked about a cheap generator transfer switch to the house, an external disconnect can run about 500-1000 dollars based off local electrician rates. Here is how we did it; we direct wired our generator into the panel and used a 40 dollar interlock switch kit.

You can get a interlock kit here.

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Our family relocated to Maine 17 Years ago to get to a simpler way of life after the birth of our daughter. We decided to document everything we do about six years ago so we could share our projects with people who are also looking to slow down a little. This site developed from that goal of sharing knowledge.