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Duromax generator enclosure

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Lights on, I won.

It was the morning of the local Thanksgiving Day Parade, and brothers Bill and Tim were at it again. Their rivalry had lasted since kids, and recently taken the form of a outdoing each other with the best Thanksgiving Day float. As the parade began, Bill’s float drew everyone’s attention. Waving alongside a well lit, animatronic turkey, people were taking pictures and shouting excitedly. Behind him was Tim, sitting forlorn next to a motionless dull pilgrim. Something had gone wrong, and he knew Bill had won.

So what went wrong for Tim? Why, despite having the same good idea, did Bill succeed and Tim fall short? Well, it all came down to an often-overlooked detail. You see, despite both using the same generator to power their floats, only Bill had bought a duromax generator enclosure, ensuring that on this day, it would work.

A small investment for an ample reward.

After losing to Tim a year earlier, Bill began working on his ultimately successful float. A crucial part of this was ensuring that his tools were properly stored and cared for until they were needed. Having bought a duromoax generator, and finding its 3000-4000 watt range incredibly useful and hundreds of dollars cheaper then the competition, Bill wanted to protect it against the dust and floating debris of his garage. Working along with Tim to create the best float, each of their garages were full of bits of wood and dust as they worked feverishly.

Flash forward to the hectic days leading up to the parade. Neither brother had enough time to test their generators. Bill removed his duromax generator enclosure moved it onto his float and plugged it in. Having not bought an enclosure, Tim did the same. As they lined up along with the other floats and got ready to begin, Bill’s motor roared to life. Tim on the other hand, didn’t know what was wrong. It wouldn’t start! After a few moments, Tim knew he had lost.

A covenant inconvenience.

Buying insurance for a product can seem unnecessary, especially when the product costs a lot. The sad truth however that even the best made products slowly break down. The best thing we can do then is to ensure they stay in as good condition as possible. The duromax enclosure provides this insurance, allowing the generator to last in pristine condition even longer.

So what does it do?

The duromax generator enclosure surrounds a non-running generator, protecting it from dust and debris. Ranging around 20 dollars, the enclosure is an inexpensive way to ensure the generator gets no particulates into its delicate components. Light weight and flexible, the enclosure is easy to take on, move, and take off.

A few things to consider…

The duromax enclosure fits best with newer generator models. Although it can absorb some water, it cannot stand up to a storm by itself.

So be like Bill, plan ahead, buy the right security for your needs, and win.


Best home generator shelter

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Security, even during the very worst.

In the wake of the 2012 Hurricane Sandy, two families emerged from the devastation, Family A, who needed help, and Family B who didn’t. These two families weren’t in different states, or even miles apart. They were neighbors, who lived through the same terrible storm, made the same preparations, and had the same damage to their house and property. So what led to one family needing help, while the other was safe and secure?

Preparations for the Storm.

Family B made one preparation that family A did not, they made the best home generator shelter for their house, their goals, and their lives. While Family A also had a generator, it was destroyed in the storm. As their food began to spoil and they were left in the dark, Family A thought “What could we have done?”

A smart plan.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, making a well designed generator shelter is a great idea because “portable gas engine generators are not made to use outdoors during inclement weather.” If only Family A took this to heart, they wouldn’t be waiting for help.

So what goes into making the best shelter for your house?

What are your goals for the generator? Should it be a backup incase the power happens to go out? Should it be able to work during a storm or hurricane? If you are like either Family A or B, then your goal is to have a safety net incase of an emergency. So what did Family A do wrong?

Both families started with a generator in the back of their houses. They secured it via a lock to prevent possible theft, and purchased enough fuel to last through an emergency. It was when the families were considering the best home generator shelter however, when they made different choices, with lasting consequences.

Protecting the generator from the elements.

When building an enclosed generator, both families constructed a roof and walls to dramatically increase the life of the generator. Using a cement base and strips of plywood reinforced with foam to insulate the interiors, both families made the smart move by enclosing their generators. In addition, as both Family A and B figured out during an earlier loss of power, the enclosures helped dramatically reduce the sound.

Protect the generator from ground water.

Driving a car underwater is a stupid idea, and running a generator under water is just as bad. Family B knew this, and prepared accordingly. They consulted their zoning board, and constructed their shelter the appropriate distance above the water. When Sandy came and their property flooded and the electricity went out, Family B still had power, food, and water. While Family A was trying to get a sense of what was lost, Family B was already picking up the pieces and rebuilding.

So what happened to Family A?

Family B offered their help, and through kindness and generosity, helped Family A get back on their feet. With thanks to their best home generator shelter, Family B was able to give back, helping their community in need.


Generator Enclosure A Guarantee For Safety And Durability

If a generator is essential to tide over power outages, so is an enclosure indispensable for it to guard against weather and theft. A generator enclosure comes in various sizes to protect generators of different capacities.

Made of aluminium sheets this generator enclosure is non-inflammable and anti-corrosive, not forming any rust. Typically it is most suitable for housing portable generators of capacities upto 18KW.


Types come based on capacities of portable generators of 7.0KW and below, 8-12 KW, and  10.0 -18.0KW. Space and design features also vary as the sizes vary.

Upto 7.0KW:

Being small, these types have even home-made, improvised generator sheds (or enclosures) made using suncast sheets. However, there are standard scientific design features for enclosures which are to be complied with for overall safety.

Generator Enclosure‘Sine qua nons’ of designs:

a)    Room and enclosure: A Generator Enclosure is a weather-protecting design for maintenance, storage and operation. Size of this ourdoor shed should be 74” L x33” D x34” H. Less noise level and high ventilation other essentials. For this, noise-absorbing panels are inbuilt.

b)    It should have top lift-up and big front door facilitating repairs and airiness with double-lock system in place to ensure safety. Cooling should be ensured for generators using large fans. Large ventilation openings for heat dissipation are some added requirements.

c)    As a precaution against any personal injury, oscillating fans are to be covered with wire cage. Vents with louvers and hoods would be useful for keeping rain water, rodents, birds and insects at bay.

Generator enclosure mounting:

Generator should be mounted on concrete pads or big hard rubber bushes to avoid vibrations and moving.

Conversion of old sheds:

This comes handy as an enclosure particularly for portable generators of 8-12 KW Capacities owing to the metal sheds being generally, sufficiently big in a backyard. They are converted into sheds by suitable additions and modifications.

Extra features:

They include digital carbon monoxide detector and alarm to warn ventilation failures. Judicious fixing of locations for generator, vent locations and exhaust fans in the old shed would make an ideal enclosure, in spite of its oldness. Power cables should be properly negotiated to avoid any hazards.

Enlarged version:

There is an enlarged version with additional features for protecting portable generators of higher capacities 10-18KW with more cooling capability. Dimensions are 112”L  X33” D  X 34  H for this range with sufficient space.

Special additions:

Extra high capacity dual cooling fans positioned on intake and outlets provide the enhanced cooling and circulation. And the hoods with higher air velocity are fitted to reduce rain ingress into the generator compartment.

Electrical fittings:

Transfer switch, panels and sockets for engine plugs and wirings should be placed in a dry, weather –protected place to avoid shocks. High temperature cut -outs for auto stopping should be installed to save generators from excess heat.

Suitability and readiness for use:

This arrangement is suitable for air-cooled, gasoline, diesel, natural gas, or propane fuelled gensets. For liquid-cooled generators, separate arrangements are to be added.

During power outages, it is ready for starting without any dragging or manoeuvring.


Generator Enclosure as a general rule, is not to be installed in residential annexes. Still higher capacity Generators are to be housed in concrete structures with more stringent specifications. The enclosure comes with detailed assembly and installation instructions, which serve as good guidance for standard installation and long life.