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Sateliite Dish Keeps Generator Dry
Louis Jaccard, Stockton, Mo., found a new use for an old satellite dish. It keeps his backup generator dry.
  "The control box for my electricity has a manually-operated switch, which I turn off before starting the generator. The satellite dish keeps both the generator and the control box from getting wet," says Jaccard. "I also mounted a yellow strobe light on top of the dish. The light comes on as soon as the main power comes back on, so when I see that I know it's time to stop the generator."
  The 10-ft. satellite dish is U-bolted to an angle iron frame that's anchored in concrete. A small box located above the control box is wired to the electric line and also to the strobe light.
  "If I throw the switch to start the generator, the light can't come on until the power comes back on. I didn't want to use an automatic switch on the generator because that would have required a lot more wiring," says Jaccard.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Louis Jaccard, 14320 E. 2074 Rd., Stockton, Mo. 65785 (ph 417 276-5423).

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2009 - Volume #33, Issue #2