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Wiring a generator transfer switch to a gas furnace

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I have a series of videos I’ll be uploading over the course of the next week regarding the wiring and install of the Heezy HTS15 transfer switch.

 

Today the video is how to wire a generator transfer switch to a gas furnace. If you have done any electrical work before, this video might be a little slow and seem simple. It’s over 30 minutes long and I’ve tried going into detail about everything you need to know about wiring a generator transfer switch to a gas furnace.

The video;

Installing A New Ceiling Outlet For Auxillary Lighting

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I recently installed some Recessed Ceiling lighting and wanted to add an overhead outlet for my work bench overhead light. This video will cover the basics of install while tying into an existing light. You can also tie into a junction box or another outlet. If you have any questions let me know.

 

 

 

 

Basic electrical tools are needed: Voltage tester/meter, screwdriver, wire strippers/cutters, hammer and misc wire nuts may be needed.

  1. Always check to make sure the power has been shut off at the breaker.

Recessed Lighting DIY Tutorial

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So I have finally gotten around to replacing our terrible lighting in our basement. In the video I go through removing the old porcelain light fixture and wiring in new recessed lighting boxes, complete with basic wiring. I was able to do this in about 35 mins while doing all the video, hopefully after watching this you can get this done in a short period of time. After the first one I got the other 5 done in around an hour.

 

 

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Basic Electricity 101 Video Series Part-1

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I wanted to start at the top with some basic electricity for everyone. If you have never had any experience with electricity than this series will be good for you to follow. Q: What is Electricity?     A:It’s a general term used to describe the presence or flow of an electrical charge.

For our purpose of we are just going to cover electricity as it relates to the artificially produced power that we have in the United States: 120/240VAC 60Hz.

Electrical Terms

 

VOLT: Voltage is measured in VOLTS and is abbreviated V, The electrical symbol for voltage is E but sometimes you will find it listed as V

How To Wire Your Gas Furnace To A Generator

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Wiring your gas furnace to a generator is a project that’s frequently either over-thought or not thought of at all. Some people think you need a high dollar transfer switch wired to your breaker panel, thus requiring a Electrician or you have to temporary rewire the breaker to the generator for temporary power and then rewire everything once the power comes back.

But this isn’t the case, NEC (National Electric Code) simply requires that appliances must be on their own dedicated circuit. By simply rewiring your furnace you can have the ability to use your furnace by powering it with a portable generator.

Coming Soon!

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Let The Videos Commence

I’ve made up a partial list of a few of the items that I will be doing in the near future. These will most likely be multi-part video series, due to the depth of some topics.

  • Furnace to Generator Wiring Guide (how to wire a furnace for emergency use)
  • Basic Electricity
  • Gas Furnaces 101
  • Gas Furnace Maintenance
  • Basics Of Home Wiring
  • Free A/C Setup Using Outside Air Intake
  • How To Replace A Thermostat
  • How Much Should It Really Cost Me?
  • A/C & Heatpump Maintenance
  • What Are Heat Pumps?
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