Generator Plug location

sparkync

Senior Member
Location
North Carolina
I've had a couple people wanting me to install the "twist lock" plug for a portable generator on the inside of their garage, which up to this point I would not do because of liability on my part just in case something would happen with C02 poisoning. Is there a specific code violation in doing this? I would think so, but don't know where it is. I just think common sense is enough myself. Both people have said they will keep it vented, but I know "things" happen. What are your thoughts? Thanks
 

LarryFine

Master Electrician Electric Contractor Richmond VA
Location
Henrico County, VA
Occupation
Electrical Contractor
I'm not aware of a requirement that an inlet (no suicide cords!) be outside. Even then, a determined idiot could run the cord back into the garage. I would suggest a hole through the wall with a weather-proof cover adapted to suit.
 

infinity

Moderator
Staff member
Location
New Jersey
Occupation
Journeyman Electrician
They make generator panels with the inlet built in and designed to be installed indoors so I don't see an issue with putting the inlet in a garage.

 
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