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Old 03-25-13, 02:24 PM   #1
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whole house generator

Just had a whole house generator installed at my home. My location looses power a lot. And tired of it, besides I have a home office. So I decided to go with a whole house set up. Upon a power loss, the unit goes on automatically and is tied into my gas line so I never have to re fuel it. Its very quite and it sits nicely next to my condenser unit on the side of my home. It automatically goes on every week for 20 minutes as a testing procedure. The install took 6 hours and I was without power for only 1 hour.

If you are interested, The company that installed the equipment is Pallanta Enterprises, the owner is Tony Pallanta @ 215-491-9426 he is fully licensed and insured and I recommend him highly.

Have a happy and blessed Passover.
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Old 03-25-13, 06:30 PM   #2
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Tony did my whole house generator late last year. He did a great job and I could not be happier with the generator and with Tony's service.
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Old 03-26-13, 06:40 AM   #3
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We found Tony 10 years ago, and I can not even count how many people used him for their generator needs in that 10 years, good guy and good service.
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Old 04-30-13, 10:50 PM   #4
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My wife and I had a Generac 20KW installed 13 days before Sandy hit us. When Sandy hit and cut the power, I counted to ten seconds and the generator kicked in! We started our search in late July 2012. Install was done by McPhee. We are running ours on propane.
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Old 05-07-13, 04:51 PM   #5
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We had McPhee do our generator as well. Great job and very professional. Ours is connected directly to our gas line.
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Old 05-07-13, 06:02 PM   #6
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With my installation there is no hesitation. The bypass to the generator is an immediate and a smooth transition. Every week the generator takes over power for 20 minutes automatically. No one in my office or in my home has no idea we are operating on the generator. Love it !
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Old 05-12-13, 09:45 AM   #7
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Nick, my Generac exercises for about 10 minutes every week, but it is not on line and therefore runs at a lower sound volume. When the generator is on line carrying the electrical load the sound volume is much greater. Are you sure that you may be mistaking the instantaneous power pick up with running without load to exercise the engine?

We have had a few short term power outages since October and the generator has kicked in. I guess it is sort of comes with living in Buckingham. Only way I know of an outage is that the clock on the microwave is flashing at me.
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Old 05-12-13, 12:32 PM   #8
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I was told by the installer that the generator goes on line every week. I will check on that and get back to you. Good question
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Old 05-13-13, 02:16 PM   #9
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Nick, We have a whole house Generac powered by natural gas and it self tests for 10 minutes once a week. Our's is not going online it's just testing. You can program it for different test patterns other than the once a week. When there's a power failure, there's a 10 second pause before it takes over the house system. So our's works just like LOHpilot's. Billie
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Old 05-14-13, 06:10 AM   #10
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Nick has the same system as we have, yes you can set it to come on weekly, bi-monthly or monthly, not only does it start and run the motor thru a warm-up cycle, it switches and runs your homes power just like there was a power failure after a minute or two in this cycle. This is important, just because a generator starts does not mean it is working correctly, ask my neighbor, last storm his generator was running, but his house was dark.
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Old 05-14-13, 06:57 AM   #11
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Carl is correct, I believe his neighbors transfer switch did not engage when the generator started. The generator can run but, if the transfer switch does not engage and change the power from house to generator power, it is useless.
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Carl is correct, I believe his neighbors transfer switch did not engage when the generator started. The generator can run but, if the transfer switch does not engage and change the power from house to generator power, it is useless.
It was something inside the generator itself, the first thing I thought was to try the transfer switch and be the hero, wasn't that.
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