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    May I ask why you unhooked your isolated ground for the generator head? In the picture you took of the ground stud, you have it disconnected and wrapped in electrical tape. I believe that really needs to be connected back to the ground stud, on the frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamawieb View Post
    May I ask why you unhooked your isolated ground for the generator head? In the picture you took of the ground stud, you have it disconnected and wrapped in electrical tape. I believe that really needs to be connected back to the ground stud, on the frame.
    Wish I could explain it properly, but it's explained earlier in this thread several times. I have a "non separately dirived system" and it said to unhook the neutral bond at the frame. The frame is still grounded by the wire that runs thru the house ground to the house grounding rod
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    Quote Originally Posted by dependable View Post
    Anyone who is buying and using these generators should get help from real electrician if they are not sure of what they are dealing with when hooking to grid.
    Some electricians don't know the ins and outs of grounding. When we finished our basement we had a sub-panel installed next to the main panels. The electrician bonded neutral to ground in the sub-panel and didn't run a ground wire from the main panel. I did a lot of reading on grounding and fixed it myself in about five minutes.

    The electrician did know enough not to mix the neutrals and grounds on the bus bars of the sub-panel. Had he mixed them it would have been a nightmare to correct.

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    ^^^ Nice partial post quote form 4 years ago! And yes, it is possible to get a lousy electrician, so it is good to know your own equipment.

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