When I first read this it sounded too good to be true.
We just survived the same ice storm (followed within days by two snowstorms dumping 22 inches of snow) and were without power for 12 days.
We fortunately already had a 6K generator
and it is property wired to our house, but burned through 20 gallons of gas a day. We basically could run anything including well pump, oil furnace
, TVs, computers, and lights
. We intentionally chose not to use the stove, oven, washer and dryer. We have plenty of camping equipment and were able to set up a pretty good kitchen with camping equipment on the front lawn. We did laundry elsewhere.
We also have a 1200 watt camping generator
that we lent to friends and that was burning through about 8 gallons of gas a day. They were powering oil furnace
, sump pump and fridge
I see that he powered a Fridge
(and freezer), TV, woodstove fan, and lights
. That is what we use when we dry camp; fridge
and freezer, TV, lights
, and vent fan. While we don't run everything all day and night (bet he didn't either) we can go for days with two deep cycle batteries and an inverter.
So after thinking I guess it could be done, still not sure that I would try for three days. I would question if this has any long term negative impact to the car batteries which are very very expensive to replace?
I hope anyone backfeeding electrical
properly connect and separate from the electric grid, and deal with carbon monoxide appropriately.