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any good threads on building a generator box ? Wed, 09/21/11 3:13 AM (permalink)
 If so, cam you post a link.

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    Re:any good threads on building a generator box ? Wed, 09/21/11 4:13 PM (permalink)
    Are you looking to enclose the generator or what?
    Several pages from RV forums, etc. some are quite lengthy... thread where they discussed soundproofing generators interesting info on mufflers  shows how to build one discuses soundproofing cheapie Chinese gensets... the next link is how the soundproofing was done (post is kinda buried far into the thread) Sound Abatement Enclosure Details and Photos Copyright Professor Randy T. Agee, E.ED., October 15, 2007
    You might want to add a "genturi" to your generator. It will get the smell, CO and noise up above your customers. There are DIY versions all over the internet and then you can also buy one from RV outfits. For a stand alone generator, I think your only recourse to to build it yourself.
    <message edited by lornaschinske on Wed, 09/21/11 4:30 PM>

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      Re:any good threads on building a generator box ? Sun, 09/25/11 10:49 PM (permalink)
      back when i was doing sound and video installations i had a customer ask if i could soundproof the spa area from the workout area in her fitness center....
      i am always up for a challenge and accepted the job...... after doing extensive research on the subject, the one main concept i came away with was that to truly soundproof down to acceptable levels is to have a dual wall system, along with an elastomeric bonding agent......... so heres what i did........
      picture 2x6 top and bottom plates on the wall section.....
      with 2x4 studs, studs are staggered back and forth to opposite edges of the 2x6, 
      example, the stud at 16" is mounted to the right edge of the 2x6, the stud at 32" is mounted to the left edge and so on back and forth......
      the edges of the 2x6 and 2x4 are then painted with the elastomeric sound proofer where the sheetrock mounts to it.......
      the staggering of the studs means there is no direct contact from one side of the wall to the other to transmit vibrations, and the soundproofing goo stuff transforms sound energy into heat energy (basically the same thing dynomat does).......
      and i was suprised, but it worked excellently.....
      the system i installed in the workout area would rival most any night club system (sound pressure vs sqft), and cranked nearly to the point of clipping the amp, the spa area was calm and quiet  and as soon as the spa foo foo music was put on at low volume, you had no idea there was even anything on the other side of the wall....
      so im thinking it wont be too difficult to build a great working enclosure for not a lot of money !
      pics and plans to follow if anyone is interested in seeing something....
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