soundproof box for the generator
The Honda generator is one of the
quieter ones available but to feel comfortable using it freely in a
variety of places, I wanted to try and come up with a box that it could
run in while not getting any hotter than if it were in open air.
This is how it ended up looking
It has a 240 volt socket and 3 x 240 volt fans to
provide cooling air pressure to the box
Inside the fans look like this
Insulation is foil lined and available from Whitworths
Honda sits up against the soundproof material at the exhaust end so the
warm exhaust gases so not mix with the cooling air.
It now runs as cool as in open air but MUCH quieter
The exhaust end looks like this
With my 30amp charger it only needs to run about 60
minutes per day to supply us with the power we currently use.
In extreme hot
weather John recommends that the generator be run for 30 minute
durations only to avoid overheating of the generator
Thanks to John Needs for this article