Emergency home generators, waste or a wise precaution?
FOR EMERGENCY POWER FOR ANY HOME
If worried by the possibility of downed power lines like tens of thousands in UK last last winter and you decide to be prepared, all that is needed is a reliable generator sited in an out building or away from the house to avoid noise and fumes..Also a long cable to run from 230volt generator output ending in a normal UK domestic plug, BEWARE THE PINS WILL BE LIVE WHEN RUNNING!, switch off the big mains power switch in the house (so to isolate your home from the wider grid, , plug in cable then start generator, avoid running kettles electric cookers as these will be too big for most generators.always keep a good stock of fuel, storing Diesel is safer. Items like spark plugs fuel filters cost pennies in real terms, so wise always to keep such items in stock 'just in case'. When you consider a simple cheap used Chinese generator can be had for £100 or so and will keep your central heating lights or x2 smaller halogen heaters internet TV all working I see it as being silly not to be prepared, but each to their own.