NarraRick: Oh and my genie' is a 7kv this genie is only 6.8
NarraRick: Of course I have, I'm a tradie' I'm around them all the time on jobs !!
What i'm saying this the soundproof enclosure was crap ,It did freak all the
make it more quite, I covered mine in 8"x2" treaded pine sleepers lined
with rubber mat at 5m away I got it down to 53db
James Starks: Just a thought. A plastic bucket covering the exhaust fan on the inside (On
top of the generator) with maybe a 2" all around larger size than the fan
(to minimize airflow loss) would work like a muffler baffle, and would
knock down the sound coming from the exhaust fan.The sound waves inside the
box have a straight shot out without the baffle.
James Starks: You ever hear a generator that size before?
James Starks: The fan pulls the hot air out. His design is fine.
Kenneth Smith: I see a problem with the exhaust modification. The rigid 2" elbow and
supporting flex hose brackets are fastened to the shed wall and will stress
the weld ans muffler parts that were meant to vibrate with an engine
mounted on rubber. Ideally these parts should be supported by a bracket
bolted exclusively somewhere on the engine.
Joe Sommers: Reminds me of a 30 piece hammer
Neal Neals: is that a pvc 90 on your exhaust pipe?
Al G pa: Oh hell yea if could live with that don't listen to the know I alls great
job it's yours be proud
Camshaft Shaft: Looks great but need much more air flow and should be blowing on the motor
I would imagine on a hot day a hour of run time could over heat:/
Nitris: i like it... cover the inside with egg cartons :)
greg m: line that thing with roxul and you will cut the noise in half.
wtopp345985: I like it! A good off the shelf solution. Thanks for the post.
fatcat4112: dude fire hazard
NarraRick: Not very sound proof !!!!
iam1inamil: dig a hole with an access ramp so you can pull it out to service it...also
run a drain pipe to let any surface/groundwater flow to lower
area.......the thing about inventions is,you need to have to humility to
take the better idea after a bunch of time/money,energy has been expended
on your project
bobsteroni777: Nice effort. Acoustically speaking, tho, the the idea of using thin metal
sheeting within the enclosure is ill-advised. What dampens sound is loosely
coupled (or not coupled at all) sheer mass. There is a product called
"loaded vinyl" or "mass-loaded vinyl" which is heavy > 1lb per sq ft. which
is used to reduce coupling of vibrations from a sound source to the
outside. Affixing the material loosely to the inside of your enclosure will
be much more effective in your results.
royalcreations: Thanks GS12. Its a attic vent from home depot.
royalcreations: The generator is tied down inside the shed with recoil is facing out.
Two-three pulls max to start. Not an a issue. Roy
Hardwarenutz: Great Shed!
pulmonq2: This is not "soundproof". The definition reads "preventing, or constructed
of material that prevents, the passage of sound." The generator could be
heard all the way inside the patio. You have what.. a layer of thin plastic
and a thin metallic layer? THat's not going to do anything, and you can
just hear that even with the housing closed it's loud. Please try again and
this time use some proper sound insulation. Don't be a noob.
Al Ruark: Hello royal, thanks for the update, Great job, Great video, My buddy and I
used most of your design, we haven't got to the muffler yet because of
Sandy but we were ready for her, my buddy did lose his power but is up and
running, what is the small black intake fan and where did you get it Thanks
sdfsdf: Assuming the vast majority of exhaust is being vented out, you're only
generating heat from the little exhaust that's probably still trickling out
and the general heat from the engine running. I'd expect a fan (his is
rated at 900 cfm) to easily take care of the rest. I've built my own custom
shed and will post a video when everything is complete.
Michael P: Should have used sound-deadening composite panels on the interior of the
box instead of the faux stainless steel to deafen the engine noise. Get
them in the insulation dept of Lowes or Home Depot. Just don't get them wet.
OldRangeRat: Nice shelter -
rockshox911: That actually worked alot better than i thought it would. Although you need
something to add mass to the panels. Check out quick-roof peel and seel. It
is aluminum backed and comes in 6"x25' rolls. Add that to the inside shell
of your "shed" and a couple patches to the aluminum panels etc. If you
really get bored, you can also add some egg-crate foam and line the inside
of the box with it. Both together will reduced box flex/vibration and will
kill a large amount of noise.
LoganAddisMusic: I agree, something like MDF would greatly improve his current setup
Marty P.: Nice job. Have the same shed from Home Depot. Tried to run it during Sandy
with cut out exhaust in the back and only a cut out for intake air. Choked
itself out where I had to buy a new air filter. My bad...I did not use any
insulation concerned of high heat and fire or melting plastic shed. Do you
have a "parts and pieces list" that can be related to the visual and where
they can be purchased ? I am handy however need additional detail. Thanks
for posting this.
mydejavooo1: Wow.....no offense, but that's louder than my Schuck's 4000k genset with no
soundproofing at all. Even cheap rolls of insulation batting and heat
barrier would quiet that beast by a LOT. Check other videos where guys make
theirs almost silent. Nice layout though!! :)
Neil Gooler: Hi Royal, Nice Job on the enclosure. I wanted to inquire about the high
temp switches. They look like dryer high limits. Is that what they are I
wanted to find something like this also where did you get the temp read
silverbankruptcy: Your work and muffler reflect well on your mechanical abilities. I just
have difficulty understanding why the temps are 50 Degrees above the
ambient temperature. I think that part is that metal giving off heat in the
box, Not sure that the sound/heat tradeoff is worth it. I would change Left
Side Grille to a Louvered A/C Grille that you can manually open. A little
more sound yes, but I think Temps would Drop 10 Degrees or more. my temps
are running 12 Degrees ambient see my video v=3GE_qqRMWN8
studiosGS12: Great Work! I have the same fan and was wondering where you bought the
outside vent cover from. Looks like you cut it open from your previous
version and installed a temp gauge also. Pretty sweet!
mantarayasurf: well done!
Tom C: Im curious about your emergency off switch set up. Whats it tied into, and
can you also start the gen from here? Thanks
Jared Greenberg: Great Job
hot2warm: Excellent set-up! I'm still searching for an appropriate generator and have
some ideas on how to make an enclosure or purchase a utility box such as
the one you used. Is your generator a recoil start or electric start. If
it's recoil, how difficult is it to start with the enclosure?
Doug Listman: Can you explain how you connected the exhaust system to the exchause out
put on your generator? How do you do this so that it doesn't fall off and
doesn't heat up too much? What is the connection?
Sherman Shewmaker: Did you provide a decibel level for BEFORE and AFTER? Didn't see one.
Bassem Rashidi: check out GeneratorDepot.us for the best generators and the best deals.
thats where i bought from after Sandy. I recommend the GG6000P or GG10020
wilatemodel: How is this "Soundproof"?...
jonkjon: I am just curious as to what reflective insulation you're using here. Where
did you get the insulation from? I have a very similar setup about 90%
done....good job on this.
RSBSTEADICAM: Nice idea but how much better had you stated with a better generator not of
a "tradesman" or "craft" series. I might suggest you spent another $100 (or
less) for an "auto" fire extinguisher, the type with a self deploying head
as you have fuel, electricity and heat all in a nice little plastic box and
no extinguisher in site!
lance huttsell: dynamat the inside to reduce the noise level even farther...
LoganAddisMusic: i've thought about doing something like this, only my enclosure would be
out of brick, then right beside it bury a metal 55gal drum, then run the
exhaust to that drum and maybe weld a baffle inside the drum, much the same
way a silencer works on guns, that way the sound waves have to expand in
the drum then exit through a small vent tube above ground. This would
practically eliminate all noise, or atleast make it sound like a faint hum
in the distance.
royalcreations: Hi Tom. The switch only shuts off generator, and its a "NO" normally open
switch connected in parallel with low oil level sensor. checkout this
youtube link>>> BX6sSLU_J4A (cut and paste it to youtube search)
Patrick Crowe: Pretty freakin' brilliant, if you ask me! Well done!
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