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Question: All standby generators must be installed outdoors.
Top Answer (57% of 26 votes): True.

Answer: True
Explanation: Due to the carbon monoxide that is expelled from all combustible engines backup generators need to be installed outside
LVC Electric inc
Answer: False
Explanation: Generators can be installed in designated spaces within a facility provided all applicable codes can be met.
ElectriTech, Inc.
Answer: True
Explanation: Per national and local codes.
Clear Electrical Solutions, LLC
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Answer: False
Explanation: If you have proper ventallation and a approved area form your local municipality you could install it in doors usually this are commercial installations.
Roche Electric & Consulting
Answer: True
Explanation: nec code states all generators will be outside
ELITE ELECTRIC SERVICES
Answer: Not sure
Explanation: No where in the NEC does it state locating a generator indoors or out, but for safety sake all fossil fuel run generators should be installed outdoors. Check your local building codes on placement
My Electrician
ProMatcher
Answer: False
Explanation: Fumes
Advanced Electrical Solutions LLC
Answer: True
Explanation: Exhaust and carbon monoxide
Advanced Electrical and Energy
Answer: False
Explanation: They must be exhausted to the outside of a building.
Kingdom Electric
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Answer: False
Explanation: Most current installations are installed outside, I believe now a days they have to be fr the possibility of exhaust fumes, but some towns may still allow indoor installations. When installing inside the exhaust and intake have to be sealed and piped outdoors, and an exhaust fan has to be installed and runs while generator is in use to get rid of any carbon monoxide .
DiBiagio Electrical Construction llc
Answer: False
Explanation: additional exhaust piping will be needed,I would recommend outdoors only much safer
GREEN ELECTRIC
Answer: True
Explanation: In a residential situation YES!
Mohrmann Electric Co.Inc.
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