This is my set up to run my house from a generator in a power outage. The entire set-up – generator and electrician – probably cost about $1200. (about $600 for the generator and maybe another $600 for the wiring). This was SO worth it when the power went out for over a week!
It is very important that you do the hook-up correctly. I recommend you have a licensed electrician set up your breaker box and provide the hook-up. It is not expensive and is worth every penny in a power outage!
I hope people find this video interesting and get ideas.