Hi folks, Here I sit with the whole countryside around me without power. After last years Ice storm I purchased a generator and set up a system and a plan to make it easy to get power restored to my home. If you have an electric furnace you absolutely will not be able to run that on a small generator set. But if you have gas or propane you are in business. Be prepared. When this happened last year power was out for days. I have identified and marked the essential breakers to keep the things running that we need, no time to do this in the dark with a flashlight. I marked the breakers in my panel with a dot of whiteout, all unmarked breakers stay off. Be careful to use only what resources you need and you can get through power outages safely, and warmly! Did you notice that my connection to BOC, i.e. Computer room is on the essential list? Hey......what else are you gonna do when it gets like this? Be prepared in advance, now go make a contingency plan for your home and family!:0a26: Oh yes, if you are not comfortable with Electric, seek the advice of a TRAINED professional. If you back-feed your panel you absolutely must have the Main OFF!!!!