Originally Posted by Rivetboy
OK, I will bite, How are you "livening" up the neutral? The main is open so there is no potential on A or B phase being backfed into the grid and at the service the neutral and ground are bonded together and also bonded to earth ground. The difference of neutral and ground is 0. Unless, you are talking difference of potential of grounds and I do not believe that you are.
Fair question but I do not get how you are powering up the circuits you want to be hot from the source you have.
If you are tying into the house panel branch circuit wiring say, on certain breakers...then the neutrals for those circuits are tied into the main neutral block of the house panel.
That is in no way connected to the main buss bars but loads the neutral bar when on auxiliary power.
That is why I asked for pics to get some idea how it is wired. i could tell in a glance of the setup but just guessing how you did things.
So, if using the neutrals of those circuits you liven up and the main neutral bar, therein lies the problem, back feeding the grid neutral.
Make sense now?
My questions for you are precautionary because if that wasn't inspected and passed there could be major legal and insurance implications, issues etc if stuff happens. Don't mean to alarm you but a heads up.