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Hey everyone.
I have the stuff to backfeed my generator through a 30amp breaker. I have the lockout kit that prevents both the breaker and main from being on at the same time. My question is this: My generator is strong enough to run a 50 amp and a 30 amp cord at the same time. Can I backfeed them both into the box at the same time? I would like to power all of my house and think it would if this is possible. I am not sure the 30 amp alone will do everything. The generator is 7500 running watts. I'll list my appliances needed to run below.
Navien tankless boiler for heat (2- pumps and three thermostats)
3/4hp water pump (well water)
Small chest freezer
Refrigerator
Double element water heater
Single element water heater
House lights (all led bulbs)

Extras:
Wi-fi, TV, Cable box, microwave, propane stove (electric lock)

Let me know what you think
 
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Hey everyone.
I have the stuff to backfeed my generator through a 30amp breaker. I have the lockout kit that prevents both the breaker and main from being on at the same time. My question is this: My generator is strong enough to run a 50 amp and a 30 amp cord at the same time. Can I backfeed them both into the box at the same time? I would like to power all of my house and think it would if this is possible. I am not sure the 30 amp alone will do everything. The generator is 7500 running watts. I'll list my appliances needed to run below.
Navien tankless boiler for heat (2- pumps and three thermostats)
3/4hp water pump (well water)
Small chest freezer
Refrigerator
Double element water heater
Single element water heater
House lights (all led bulbs)

Extras:
Wi-fi, TV, Cable box, microwave, propane stove (electric lock)

Let me know what you think
Derdil13 I can tell you the you generator cannot run your whole house. The water heaters listed, the generator won’t be able to handle what you listed. I have a 10,000 watt generator 7500 running watts and I can’t run my heat, water heater, dryer or stove at the same time so I turn them breakers off. If you do it right and please don’t use a 30 amp and 50 amp cord and try to splice them together because you could get your phases crossed and ruin your generator. Just because you have a 30 and a 50 don’t mean you get 80 amps of power. You have a generator that’s Good for 7500 watts and that all you are going to get. Welcome to the forum and good luck
 
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I figured it out yesterday. Generator will do just over 62 amps. I'm just going to put in a 50 amp. I had already bought some stuff for a 30 and I dont think I can return them, so I'll have to eat the cost on that.
 

Megawatt

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I figured it out yesterday. Generator will do just over 62 amps. I'm just going to put in a 50 amp. I had already bought some stuff for a 30 and I dont think I can return them, so I'll have to eat the cost on that.
Well done my friend and if you ever need any help please come back
 

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