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Generator Tools

September 16 2019

Generator Tools At Hanover Supply

For all of your commercial plumbing, heat and cooling supplies, remodeling products, and tools, you can’t beat Hanover Supply Co. We have been around since 1923, starting in Newark, NJ and moving to locations in East Hanover, Randolph and Chatham. For any project, big or small, we have the tools for you, including fantastic generators and generator tools.

Installing a generator for your home is not something you should undertake yourself. It needs to be handled by the professionals. At Hanover Supply Company, we have the best brands available for clients seeking remote power needs. Our large selection of generators allows you to purchase the generator that is just right for your needs.

When considering the purchase of a whole-house generator, the first thing to consider is what size generator will you need. Generators come with a transfer switch that contains a predetermined number of circuits based on the generator’s kilowatt (kW) power rating. This means that each circuit connects directly to a matched circuit on your home’s main circuit breaker panel. That, in turn, supplies electricity to a specific area of your home.

As an example, with an 8kW generator and 10-circuit transfer switch you can supply electricity for:

  • A refrigerator
  • A furnace
  • An air conditioner
  • Lights and TV in a family room
  • Garage door opener
  • A computer and home office
  • Bathroom power
  • Lights and microwave in the kitchen

To install a generator, you will also need certain materials, such as:

  • Brass ball valve
  • Pipe compound
  • Copper or brass fittings
  • In-line water filter
  • Wire (different sizes)
  • Flex conduit
  • Copper tube or pipe
  • Silicone
  • Other materials as you need them

Generator tools needed include:

  • Pipe wrench
  • Tubing cutter
  • Wire cutters or wire strippers
  • Adjustable wrench
  • Screwdriver (Phillips and regular)
  • Solder and flux
  • 1-1/16” masonry drill bit
  • 2-1/2” hole saw
  • Drill motor
  • Propane torch

The installation of a whole-house generator will require that you know about electrical systems, gas lines, and how to correctly use all of your tools for correct placement and operation of the generator. Having the right generator tools to hand will make all the difference.

You may already have a portable generator unit that you use when the power goes out. If you find it doesn’t do enough, we recommend getting that whole-house generator.

You will require trained professionals to install any large HVAC unit on your premises. When amateurs attempt to install their systems, they often end up voiding warranties. And by making common mistakes, you can risk your home and your family. It’s imperative to adhere to proper codes and regulations.

For any client looking for generator power, Hanover Supply Company is the place to call. We are available to discuss all of your options with you. We can save you time and money by giving you pertinent, current information on the generator brands we carry and all the generator tools you will need.

We offer commercial contractors and homeowners a large variety of hardware, plumbing and heating supplies, smart HVAC systems, generators, and generator tools. If you want to make sure you get the right items, come to our showroom in East Hanover or give us a call today.

For exceptional service, including yearly maintenance or installation, generators and generator tools, try Hanover Supply Company. We have what you are looking for and you won’t regret talking to us about your needs.