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    I want to get a generator. I am going to start researching about them today. My question is to those who use them. Where do you put the generator when it is snowing outside??

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    generators should always run out side running them indoors is very dangerous they are generally made to run in inclement weather This is one piece of equipment where it pays to spend to get the best Have had them for years as Dh uses them in this line of work often

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    Yep, you have to run it outside.
    You should have it under some kind of structure so it doesn't get wet, after all, you are making electricity.

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    I built a small lean-to shed for the generator on the side of our pumphouse. It is well ventilated to prevent the build-up of heat and exhaust fumes, but the roof keeps rain and especially snow off it.

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    thank you so much. So I know that I don't have anything like that built. I better get that done first before I get a generator.

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    I have a garage that my husband built before he passed away. I guess I can put the generator in there. So, do I need to have plenty of electric cord to run it up to the house?? I am trying to figure out how this would work. Also, if it is raining or snowing, is it safe for the cord to run on the ground? Please help. I hope you understand my questions.

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    Extension cords - You need to make sure they are rated for the power you are pulling through them. They can and will over heat if: 1) They are not rated for the usage.
    2) You try to run them over too great of distance.

    Also, try to use as short as extension cord as possible. If you use too long of an extension cord and coil it all up in one big pile it will actually get hot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Russ View Post
    Extension cords - You need to make sure they are rated for the power you are pulling through them. They can and will over heat if: 1) They are not rated for the usage.
    2) You try to run them over too great of distance.

    Also, try to use as short as extension cord as possible. If you use too long of an extension cord and coil it all up in one big pile it will actually get hot!
    thank you so much. I am going to go out this weekend and see how many extension cords or how long of an extension cord I will need.

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