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General BS and Laughs => General Mopar Discussions => Topic started by: Steve on September 01, 2012, 07:49:54 PM

Title: Projects Projects Projects
Post by: Steve on September 01, 2012, 07:49:54 PM
Along with working on Polaraco, sanding the hood on the Chrysler, and installing 2 solar panels, I have another project that I needed to do.

We have a big backup generator, it automatic, the works.  My neighbor has been complaining about the noise for years.  Recently it started to burn oil, so I have been working on it, now.

I came up with an idea to quiet it down.  Half the exhaust vents directly to the house, 3 feet away.  If I just stand in front of the vent with Jeans on.  So I did some research and found a commercial sound deadening compound that will withstand up to 400 degrees.  Far above what I need.  I came up with a plan.

Well I screwed up a little.  I left out the mounting flange so I had to be creative.  It was difficult to assemble, even with clamps.  Since it's galvanized, I didn't want to weld it.  Long story short, it fell out of square on the final assembly.  I'll hide the FUBAR with some stretched metal.  That will keep the critters out too

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Title: Projects Projects Projects
Post by: AJ on September 01, 2012, 08:13:07 PM
When are you going to test it out?
Title: Projects Projects Projects
Post by: Leaburn Patey on September 01, 2012, 08:40:20 PM
More than likely he will test it the next power outage..which happens often in his part of the woods for some reason.

Title: Projects Projects Projects
Post by: Steve on September 01, 2012, 08:46:01 PM


It will be mounted tomorrow.  I can do a dry run by excersising the generator.  All I need to do is shoot the coating in it and bolt it on.  The coating will prevent any harmonics too.  Technically, that should have been made with a heavier metal than 24Ga
Title: Projects Projects Projects
Post by: Steve on September 02, 2012, 02:24:16 PM
Cut the noise almost in half!  Now that I quieted it down, I found another place that is kicking out noise.  On the other side where the intakes are.  I can knock that down with the stuff I have left over and laying around.

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Title: Projects Projects Projects
Post by: Steve on September 02, 2012, 04:22:58 PM


There's a house paint and roller job.  LOL
Title: Projects Projects Projects
Post by: azblackhemi on September 02, 2012, 05:03:41 PM
Quote from: POLARACO
Hey Chris
 
Now all it needs is color sanding and buffing! LOL(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
Title: Projects Projects Projects
Post by: Steve on September 03, 2012, 09:05:17 PM



I'm going to add a hood to the discharge and direct the noise to the ground.  Of course, I'll be coating it.  While I did leave a drain hole in there, I want to keep the snow out of it.
POLARACO2012-09-04 02:07:15