Portable Generator, bonding neutral
I just acquired a Coleman unit with Honda engine. I know, still junk without the Honda generator unit, but if I had it over the last 5 years, it would have only gotten intermittent use over 3 days one time and 1 day two other times, and maybe one use away from home.
The issue is that I was surprised to see it marked "Floating Neutral" and my meter confirms this. It isn't going to be wired into the house. I'm going to plan on using #12 and #14 extension cords through a window filler board.
I would think it should have the neutral bonded to ground. The instruction booklets that came with it make no mention of this subject, only of grounding the lug on the frame. I am considering opening up the box that contains the unit's outlets and adding a toggle switch between neutral and ground. Is this a good idea? Are there rules that require it to be a continuous wire rather than a switch? Or am I mistaken and it is ok as delivered?