Using Ground for Neutral Generator
I have a generator with a floating neutral. I know I will catch a lot of flack for this but I fully understand the dangers of backfeeding. I live in an area that has many power outages and a lot of people use generators. The linemen in this area never assume a line is DEAD because of the heavy use of generators. Anyway I am hooking up my generator to my house and I need to put it behind my fence to keep it from getting stolen. I decided to use my AC disconnect box to wire in my cord. Only problem is that they have it wired with 8-2wg
My generator has 2 hots, 1 neutral and one ground. The ground wire in the disconnect box looks like 10ga. solid. Since there is nothing else on that circuit and the ac will not be used when the gen is running, can I hook up both the neutral and the ground to the ground wire lug in the disconnect box? Because of the 10ga. ground will it carry 30 amps? Do I need to sink a ground rod?