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    Generator exhaust muffler

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    So, to save the missus and brats from the icepacolyps and snowmaggedon I purchased a generator (Briggs and Stratton 389cc) and it did just fine for running the furnace, fridge, couple space heaters and some kitchen appliances, the only issue is the fawking thing is ridiculously loud (even by construction site standards). Contrary to popular belief I actually do give a shit (small one) about my neighbors and also would rather not advertise the generator's existence due to the proximity of a shitty neighborhood Has anyone installed a quieter exhaust on their gen and, if so, what did you use?

    Cliffs:
    Bought portable gas gen
    Too fucking loud
    Need muffler ideas

    #2
    We had a 10HP Wisconsin on a woodsplitter growing up that had pipe coming out of the exhaust port, then it went into a car muffler. Was fairly quiet, but you still got a fair amount of noise radiating out of the jug.

    Aaron Z

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      #3
      Originally posted by aczlan View Post
      We had a 10HP Wisconsin on a woodsplitter growing up that had pipe coming out of the exhaust port, then it went into a car muffler. Was fairly quiet, but you still got a fair amount of noise radiating out of the jug.

      Aaron Z
      I think a car muffler combined with some some plywood panels around the generator could help

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        #4
        unless you have more time then money i wouldn't mess with trying to quit it down. but a car muffler and insulated inclosure are about all you can do. might not hurt to try to quiet the intake as well, theres a formula i cant find right now for side chambers (like the weird box things hanging off all new car intakes) that may even help. the exhaust is only some of the noise, allot of it is the motor and generator head

        if you can make it work with the habor freight 3500w invertor machines. they are bad ass, super quiet, and even my wife doesn't have a problem starting it.. just push the button. if you need more juice get 2 of them and runn paralel. i think you could even run 220v with two pallalled?? not sure. i've been just as happy with these hf gennys as the honda we used to use.

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          #5
          So something off of a stock Mustang or stock ricer should work? Got kids of all ages (say 35 and under) putting those obnoxious shit sounding exhausts on their wannabe 2F2F cars, should be able to find the cut offs without to much effort. I like the box idea to go along with the muffler, just need to design it so it comes apart for storage. Thanks guys!!!

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            #6
            Originally posted by zukemt View Post
            So something off of a stock Mustang or stock ricer should work? Got kids of all ages (say 35 and under) putting those obnoxious shit sounding exhausts on their wannabe 2F2F cars, should be able to find the cut offs without to much effort. I like the box idea to go along with the muffler, just need to design it so it comes apart for storage. Thanks guys!!!
            Just make sure you have enough airflow through the box to not overheat the generator.

            Aaron Z

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              #7
              Originally posted by aczlan View Post

              Just make sure you have enough airflow through the box to not overheat the generator.

              Aaron Z
              x2 but it should be ok in an ice storm with minimal air flow

              still going to be loud because its spinning at 3600rpm, good generators have radiators and spin at 1800rpm

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                #8
                Or just buy the new F150 Hybrid.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by zukemt View Post
                  So something off of a stock Mustang or stock ricer should work? Got kids of all ages (say 35 and under) putting those obnoxious shit sounding exhausts on their wannabe 2F2F cars, should be able to find the cut offs without to much effort. I like the box idea to go along with the muffler, just need to design it so it comes apart for storage. Thanks guys!!!
                  You want the cheapest OEM replacement muffler you can find. The key is a perforated baffle design. You don't want a chambered design.

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                    #10
                    When our power is out, I run the miller bobcat IN the shop. I have 3' of flex pipe and 10' of rigid pipe to go outside, under the garage door. Then I slip on a car muffler at the end. It helps tremendously. It changes the noise to something tolerable, and cuts probably 30% of the noise volume.

                    Having the muffler half way down the pipe would be better.

                    Some day I will permanently install it through the wall.
                    You ain't having fun unless there's a victim

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by tracyb View Post

                      if you can make it work with the habor freight 3500w invertor machines. they are bad ass, super quiet, and even my wife doesn't have a problem starting it.. just push the button. if you need more juice get 2 of them and runn paralel. i think you could even run 220v with two pallalled?? not sure. i've been just as happy with these hf gennys as the honda we used to use.
                      This ^

                      We've had ours for 5 yrs, it won't run the house AC unit but it handles everything else we need. Great on fuel, 2 pulls to start or the battery. I use my fuel jug and run it like you do a boat so I don't have to refill the fuel tank.
                      So quiet, under load you can stand next to it and talk

                      You can pull the pin, its not until the spoon flies off things change.........

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                        #12
                        Just pipe the exhaust into the intake.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by rockyota83 View Post

                          x2 but it should be ok in an ice storm with minimal air flow

                          still going to be loud because its spinning at 3600rpm, good generators have radiators and spin at 1800rpm
                          Hopefully no more ice storms for a while (like 20 years or so).

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by arse_sidewards View Post

                            You want the cheapest OEM replacement muffler you can find. The key is a perforated baffle design. You don't want a chambered design.
                            Perfect!!! Thanks _sideways


                            Thanks everyone! Much appreciated!

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                              #15
                              I've done this on an old onan powered welder/gen
                              got a nissan versa muffler on it, they fall apart at a flange real convenient and all, all stainless except for the one flange

                              anyways, didn't find it significantly quieter than just running the screw on mufflers it came with
                              most of the noise comes from all the panels rattling and air cooled engines are just naturally very loud through the cylinder head
                              this had an oil bath air cleaner, so that's a very good intake muffler

                              My vote's on making up a little doghouse for it. labyrinth path on both sides for ventilation, place one wherever the fan happens to blow the hardest and the other vent nearest to where it sucks

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