Originally Posted by nealtw
Now that I read it again I think you are right.
I forgot to mention that it would not be a bad idea to run some tests on a house before hooking up a generator to make sure the wiring is what everyone thinks it is.
With a 10A, 120v load (room heater) or 240v load (wall oven) and a DVM you can check for bad neutrals, bad grounds, bad connections, whatever.
I will probably be coming in a window with the cord and tap into the nearest branch circuit with its breaker off.
BTW, a gasoline gen should be at least 15' from the house.