Running stationary tools off of a generator

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Forum topic by ardbeg posted 03-11-2010 06:18 PM 924 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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03-11-2010 06:18 PM

Hi all,
I am having problems overloading the two available 15A breakers I have in my garage. I keep giving myself brownouts and am occasionally popping a breaker. I am considering getting a small generator that I can run my Dust Collector and Table Saw from.

Has anyone done this? Am I nuts? It seems that this would be cheaper than having a new panel put in and keep all of my tools isolated from the home grid. I am happy to hear pros and cons from anyone.
Thanks Jocks!

-- You may delay, but time will not. --Ben Franklin

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#1 posted 03-11-2010 07:29 PM

call an electrician and have him evaluate the circuits as they exist in your garage and whether or not you can replace the breakers with 20 amp breakers …or add additional circuits.

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