Just find a cheap replacement plug. It doesn't matter what kind really. Take the cover off of the plug and install a small piece of copper wire (size #8 would be fine) between where the neutral and ground wires would go. Put the cover back on and you have a bonded plug. Or you could order one from HERE.Thank you Tom, amazing how you had time to do this after beating the cowboys.
Do you or anyone else on this thread have a recommendation for a NG bonding plug?
I know, ask a dumb question and... But I'm talking about the problem of double grounded neutral. I am basically grasping at straws, as a last ditch effort, before facing the fact that I am probably going to have to switch the neutral wires in my box. I am not confident about separating Neutral from the ground on the T07571 via what I can gather from the problems encountered in this thread. I tried the easy option of just disconnecting the ground wire from the frame. Starter motor did not work and throttle control was lost... Looks like just about everything in this GEN is grounded to the frame. So... any suggestion(s) you might have would be appreciated.There are several things being discussed in this thread, so to which "problem" are you referring?
Well, I wish I had a direct answer to your question about whether or not to disconnect the bond. It seems that some people have done it without problems (such as post #102) while others had issues. So, if you disconnect it and the rectifier lets out smoke, then call Firman and have them ship a new one to you on their dime. It is ridiculous that you cannot break the N-G bond on a portable gen without causing a problem.So... any suggestion(s) you might have would be appreciated.
Electricians don't always understand how to install a portable generator to a house panel. Much of that is due to all the confusing code changes that have been made over the years...so not necessarily their fault.installed by a licensed electrician
No. The N-G bond is reestablished for the gen when connected to the house panel. Also, GFCI outlets work without a ground wire (that sounds weird, but Google it).One question on the plug, does it matter whether you use it on a 120 GFCI protected outlet?