Originally Posted by CHICKDOE
what is this box in the generator compartment? it could be several things. it could be:
the transfer switch (this will be larger than a junction box)
a junction box that simply connects the generator leads to another cable
a junction box with a power receptacle built into it.
how do you know there is power to this box?
It is just a junction box. There was a set of wires coming from the breaker box on the front of the generator to wires in the box. It was a tight space to get the cover off the box to disconnect the generator, so before we put it back, I wired a 30 amp plug on the gen wires and into the junction box so I can just plug it in
. I know there is power there because I checked both sides of the plug with a bolt meter. Since the breaker box and power cord are just in the next compartment, there is probably an outlet in there somewhere.
I just didn't know what to look for. I will check tomorrow.