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Old 08-21-2008, 05:34 PM   #1
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While these small 2000 watt generators are pretty quiet. I've long been wanting to see if I can get it quieter yet.



I've been thinking of building a Generator box for a while. Just now got around to building it. It has no fasteners to hold it together. This is stitch & Glue style building, but in this case it's clamp and glue.



The panels are cut and the inside of the panels are covered with 6oz glass and epoxy resign. This makes it much easier and cleaner than putting the box together and then glassing down inside the box. The same thing applies to building a Stitch & Glue boat.







Resign caught in a green state a a razor knife used to trim the excess glass.







Box now fitted together and clamped.







5min epoxy mixed with Cabisol to thicken it up and spot welds installed.







Epoxy Bonding putty mixed and fillets made.







Top and bottom glued on.











Now I have a box that is sealed and can't get inside it. The router with a round over bit [Bullnose bit] was used on all the corners. This makes the glass conform easier and stops the wood from splintering.











Lines were laid out for the lid to open and cut on the tablesaw.







It will have a stainless piano hinge to fasten it back to the box.











Fillets and glass installed on the lid.







Hole cut to access the generator controls.







Jack wants me to play Ball and stop working on stupid stuff.









More to come.






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Old 08-21-2008, 05:38 PM   #2
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Good lookin pup!!!!:clap....and take a brake and play some ball:letsdrink
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Old 08-21-2008, 07:58 PM   #3
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I have been thinking about doing the same thing for my noise maker and the only concern i have is a meltdown. I am running a 2800w(not honda)that gets pretty hot. You might need to add a fan to keep the generator from overheating.

if you are not living on the edge you are taking up too much space.

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Old 08-21-2008, 07:59 PM   #4
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good loking box
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Old 08-21-2008, 09:10 PM   #5
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good looking box! did your generator stay at idle when you switched to the HPS lights with the Caps??? if so thats a big improvement over the halogens as well. i run the same generator that you run and with 4 300w halogens it brings it up off idle a good bit. but on the back of my 17' boat its not too bad. i can still hold a conversation up front with no problem. sometimes i forget its back there. but quieter is always better. ready to hear a report of how it performes and a price to get one built!
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Old 08-21-2008, 10:18 PM   #6
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Did your generator stay at idle when you switched to the HPS lights with the Caps???


No, it's spinning the motor up. In fact the other night I had to unplug 2 of the lights at start up to keep it from kicking out. 1 1/2min after start up with 2 lights pluged in I could plug in the other 2.

This has me a little puzzled, because I could crank the motor with all 4 plugged in at the house. It may be because the motor was warmed up already when I did it at the house?





There is a WHOLE bunch more to this box that folks will see in the near future. Electric outlets with GFI, switches and the back will be cut to prevent melt down.



Thinking of a exhaust mod also.






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I agree with Jack. oke
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Old 08-22-2008, 09:37 PM   #8
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I did some more cutting today and glass work.



I left a 3in perimeter around the back panel. I don't want this thing cooking itself.



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You have skills, good work.
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Old 08-23-2008, 03:38 AM   #10
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Looks good!!! How much you want for it? oke On a serious note, that is some great carpentry work and it gives me some good ideas on how to design my own. Do you think that a Honda 2000 will fit the same size box?
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