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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-19-2011, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
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Our generator at camp is so noisy! Has anyone built a cover to help keep the noise down and if so would you please describe it for me. Thanks much.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-19-2011, 02:09 PM
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Re: Generator Cover

Yes, we bought a small rubbermaid building, about 5x5 or so with a double door on the front and put the generator in there, leaving the doors open, having them turned away from the camp, kept the rain and snow off same and let us use the building for storing our grill and etc items when we weren't there,worked fantastically well.....not too expensive either
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Re: Generator Cover

You could buy something similar or build...either way, to cut down on the sound you could use some sound control insulation or the foam board to help control sound better.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-19-2011, 10:28 PM
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Re: Generator Cover

exhaust is the majority of the noise. i have seen people make stacks for generators which greatly reduces the noise.
run a pipe about 10 foot in the air, i would make the pipe at least 1" bigger in diameter than exhaust, run flex pipe from engine to stack.

saw people do this at a nascar race about 10 years ago and was suprised at how quite that made generators in the campground.

if you put generator in a encloser to quite the noise, make sure you leave some sort of venting system to let air flow through, both for cooling and to let fresh air into engine. i would make venting on each end for flow through. dont want to burn generator up.

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Re: Generator Cover

I basically made a dog house for mine. It has a open front, with louveres cut into the sides and back for ventilation purposes. It was made out of 1/2 OSB. Really cut down on the sound. The container stays out and I put the generator in when I get to camp and remove it when I leave.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-20-2011, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Generator Cover

Thank you all very much for the replies. I like the idea of adding a pipe to the exhaust. Well have a safe season and thanks again.
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