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Posted By wilburg,
Oct 25, 2012 at 4:54 PM
I like your cover a lot. Is something like that available commercially?
How much for you to build some and ship?
Nice work. Simple and effective!
That EU6500is is a VERY nice unit, although for the $4000 price tag (cheapest $ I could find not including shipping or a transfer switch), you could be a long way toward a nice whole house genny.
I wish I had time for that. I based mine somewhat off this "Gen-A-Shed"
I scoffed at the $250 price tag though. If one can source parts locally it can be built for around $50. I built two of them back in 2009 and with shipping I had about $70/each into each shelter.
I'm sure one can vastly improve a lot on what I did but they work well and keep the gen's dry.
Here are more pics.
Well done Greg.
An excellent review!
Mine is on it's way, along with an APC transfer box.
I got home from work late last night. As I was about to go to bed, the power went out. Normally, I'd just go to bed and worry about things when I woke up. But it's rained several inches over the last 24 hours, so I fired up the EU6500is and had it running for a few hours to keep the sump pump going. This morning my wife had no idea the thing was running--you couldn't hear it over the wind and rain.
Yes, it's an expensive unit. But it's quieter than most standby generators and I have the option of taking it elsewhere should I need to.
Yep, I know. I didn't have a dedicated generator breaker until Saturday. I put it up top so I can mechanically interlock it with the main.
I have a generac 4000xl. Can't complain been a great unit for years. I think I might get something a little bigger soon. Maybe 7000- 8000
It's just that the bigger gen. will consume more gas.
if you have LNG or propane... power your bigger unit on that instad of gasoline.
Have about 50hrs on the machine. Going to swap out the oil for Mobile1 tomorrow. So far, love the machine.
I changed the original oil on mine at about 3 hours w/ Mobil 1 0W-40. Got to run it 14 hours after the remnants of Sandy blew threw. Ran like a champ, and you would never know it was running from inside the house. Take care of this unit and your grandkids will be fighting over it when you're gone!
You might want to check your serial number. A fire hazard recall was announced today.
Treacherous - Thank you very much! I really appreciate your post. Fortunately, my generator is not included in the recall. Again, I do appreciate you taking the time to let me know!