The Generac model 5870 provides space for 10 circuits. Amazingly the homeowner only had 10 total (single pole) circuits in the entire panel! Since they have gas hot-water and a gas furnace……..it will be like there is no outage at all. Everything except the oven will be working. Running on Natural gas this will produce 29.2 amps of power.
We passed inspection the first time with no corrections. The homeowner told me that other contractors tried to tell him “the code required he buy a much more expensive generator”. Not only is this not true. This is deceptive. We provided options for the homeowner that passed inspections and meet the Code, and saved the homeowner money while still meeting their needs. Every installation situation is different, and almost all homeowners have multiple options.