Quiet your noisy generator with an automobile muffler
Having a cabin in a remote area of Utah, I depend upon a generator to provide electricity. I
have a solar electric system, but for the high power tools I run the generator. I don’t mind filling
it with gas, restarting it, or even the maintenance. But the noise drives me crazy.
I have read articles in BHM about generator sheds to reduce noise, but I didn’t want to go to
that much work. Plus my generator needs to be portable as we work about the “ranch.”
Determined to try anything, I sought a new fresh approach. I thought, “Okay, if the small engine
dealers can’t (or won’t) come up with a solution, I’ll try someplace else.” I reasoned that the
small mufflers just don’t have the capacity (volume, size) to do anything about the noise.
What about taking an automotive muffler and somehow hooking it up? As an engineer, I
knew there could be dozens of technical challenges, not only in “hooking” the parts together,
but getting them to work t o g e t h e r effectively. http://fastonline.org/CD3...0muffler...By%20Jo.PDF