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Home Generator Selection, Installation and Repair
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Home Generator Selection, Installation and Repair


American Electricians' Handbook
American Electriciansí Handbook

2014 National Electrical Code and Related Resources
2014 NEC & Study Guides

Small Gas Engine Repair
Small Gas Engine Repair

Troubleshooting and Repairing Diesel Engines, 4th Ed.
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How to Repair Briggs and Stratton Engines, 4th Ed.
How to Repair Briggs & Stratton Engines

Electrical Wiring Residential, 18E
Electrical Wiring Residential


Home Generator Selection, Installation and Repair

Paul Dempsey

Select, set up, and maintain a reliable home generator

This complete and practical guide shows you, step by step, how to choose the best generator for your needs, safely and properly install it, and handle troubleshooting and maintenance.

Home Generator Selection, Installation, and Repair covers a wide variety of models, including those from the most popular manufacturers--Briggs and Stratton, Coleman, and Honda.

Nearly 150 photos and diagrams help you to identify the various electrical components.

This hands-on resource also describes the tools you'll need and provides sources for additional information and discount parts.

Home Generator Selection, Installation, and Repair explains:
  • How to decipher the technical terminology used in generator manuals
  • Different types of fuels--gasoline, propane, natural gas, and diesel
  • How to evaluate a generator's quality
  • Essential features, including instrumentation, protection from electroshock, and large pneumatic tires for mobility
  • How to safely connect generator output to home or office circuits
  • Portable generator support requirements, including proper fuel storage and an inventory of parts, such as oil and air filters
  • Emergency fixes
  • Generator troubleshooting and repair procedures
  • Engine overhaul


Selecting the Right Generator

Powering Up

Generator Repairs

Engine Electrical

Emergency Repairs

Fuel Systems

Major Engine Repairs

Appendix A: Generator Websites

Appendix B: National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) Plug and Receptacle Configurations


About the Author:

Paul Dempsey is a Master Mechanic and former editor of World Oil magazine. He is the author of more than 20 technical books, including Small Engine Repair, How to Repair Briggs & Stratton Engines, and Troubleshooting and Repairing Diesel Engines\

Copyright 2014
240 Pages
- 6 x 9 in.


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0071812970 / 9780071812979

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