Misuse of generators after Sandy prompts safety tips from N.J. fire marshal

10/31/2013 | Hunterdon County Democrat (Flemington, N.J.)

Portable generators need to be operated outdoors in a dry place and should be refueled only when they have cooled down, the New Jersey fire marshal and health commissioner advise following reports of accidents from improper generator use during Superstorm Sandy. They also note that equipment powered by the generator should be turned off before a generator is shut down. Additionally, the generator should not be connected directly to a home's wiring, unless the wiring is specifically designed to support this.

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Hunterdon County Democrat (Flemington, N.J.)

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