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Old 10-31-2012, 07:28 AM   #1
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Since I went out and splurged on a genny for sandy, I figure I need to put together an enclosure for it. Does anyone have any tips or good ideas for a good enclosure? It is going to go on a concrete slab in a wood framed enclosure. I have a 2" conduit in the ground to house to my transfer switch. Thanks, Nick.
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Old 10-31-2012, 10:49 AM   #2
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Exhaust vent directly outside.

Plenty of air intake...

Leave enough room for air circulation for cooling.

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Build a simple canopy type structure to protect it from rain. Use lattice for the walls so it gets plenty of air flow.
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I like the lattice wall idea. But it isn't practical for my application. The genny will live in here most of the time and it has to be secure and out of the elements. It is going to be a bit tough to pipe exhaust directly outside but I think I can do it. I'll have to get some parts and do some welding. I'm actually thinking about jalousie windows. But I'd like to do shutter instead of glass. Close them when not in use, and open them when running the genny. Anyone know if it's possible to buy the hardware only? Might be better off buying windows, removing the glass and putting slats in instead. If I made the walls louvers and screened them inside do you think snow would blow in through the louvers?
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One of the other guys here uses this.
http://www.amazon.com/Suncast-GS2000...+can+enclosure
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If you run the exhaust very far I would be sure to up size the pipe. Even if only a couple of feet.

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