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Old 12-29-2014, 09:26 AM   #1
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How to quiet a generator

I have a champion 4000 watt generator and am curious if anyone has ever built a sound proof box for one. We don't use it often, but would like to start going to some parks without hook-ups. Most of our trips are in the summer due to kids in school so running the A/C here in NC is a must. I know it will never be silent, but would rather quiet it down then spend more $$ on an inverter. Any thoughts or suggestions?

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Old 12-29-2014, 09:32 AM   #2
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If you go on you tube there are a few video's. I will say that since this engine is air cooled it will need good air flow or you will melt the piston.

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Old 12-29-2014, 09:34 AM   #3
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Check out Youtube. Lots of inventive solutions there. Most involve a power-ventilated, sound insulated box. None that I saw were designed to be very portable. Some have even added automotive mufflers, but that's only half the battle; the motor makes quite a bit of its own noise.

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