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Posted by Uwe Hercksen on June 24, 2010, 11:13 am

amdx schrieb:

is the generator protected against water when standing outside in a hevy


Posted by amdx on June 24, 2010, 12:16 pm

  Not yet, but as I said in my original post,
"I'll be adding a drop on cover to keep the rain off.
Cover design thoughts still churning."
I wish I could find the metal from a discarded above ground swimming pool.
I could use that to make a nice arching cover.

Posted by vaughn on June 24, 2010, 12:29 pm

Just a couple of thoughts after looking at your pix:

1) Those trailers rust on the angle iron frame under the plywood, where it tends
to stay damp.  That same dampness rots the plywood!  The cure is tar or some
type of calking to exclude the water from running down the gap between the
plywood and the steel.  The only alternative is inside storage.

2) For on-road travel, make sure that the generator is somehow fastened to the
frame of the trailer, not just to the plywood.


Posted by amdx on June 24, 2010, 1:50 pm


 Hi Vaugh,
1) That was in the plan, but then I got started and it seemed to have good
on it, so I didn't undercoat. I did use treated plywood.
2) This trailer was in lieu of putting a concrete pad in an inconvenient
Now I can just wheel the generator where I need it for as long as I need it.
 Hopefully I won't need it.

Posted by hamilton on June 24, 2010, 2:04 pm

On 6/23/2010 7:56 PM, amdx wrote:

Is this an air cooled generator ??

Can an air cooled gen run for 24/7 ??

I thought that they need to be shut down every few hours.
( I don't know any better )

Are there are water cooler gen's of this size ??

I am sure they would cost a lot more.

Thanks for any info.


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