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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.


Save Space- Install Separate Shed- Use Enclosure Kits for Portable Generators

Generators are an alternative for power supply in case of any electricity supply problems. They are often used in homes, offices and production houses for their regular operations. So it is our task to pay special attention towards maintenance of portable generators which can be easily done by erecting an efficient enclosure for it in our homes and offices.

We often keep our generators in garages or under the roof sheds but practically it is not at all safe as weather conditions may hamper it. So it is always beneficial to build a separate enclosure for portable generators. Further installing a separate shed for the generators saves some extra space in garages and also increases the beauty of the garden.

Generator EnclosureAdvantages of portable Generator Enclosure kits

a)    Ventilation made outside the enclosure dissipate the engine inside and exhaust the heat created inside

b)    Presence of high capacity fan keeps the machine cool.

c)    Presence of wire cage fan guard fulfills the OSHA requirement and protects from any personal injury

d)    Good locking system provides security to the generator

e)    The electrical plug connections are built in the dry protected environment which reduces the chances of shock hazards.

f)    Provision of high temperature cut out facilitates automatic shut down of generators in case the fan cooling is lost which also reduces the chance of damage of the engine from fire.

g)    The digital carbon monoxide detector and alarm installed inside warns in case of any malfunctioning.

h)    The portable Generator Enclosure provides easy startup and connection of the generators in case of power failure as it is not required to be dragged out all the time for starting it.

How to build a portable generator enclosure

a)    Dig a hole of about 1 foot deep and ½ foot bigger than the enclosure

b)    Then a construction plastic is required to be spread in order to waterproof the base

c)    The hole is required to be filled with 10 or 11 bags of rubber mulch or small pieces of tires

d)    Make cement blocks of 7and ½ by 15 inches long and 3 or 4 inches thick

e)    Then place them on the top of the bag mulch sided by side to in order to create a floating deck over it

f)    Then make a stable platform by placing a fiber platform over the cement deck where in the Generator will be placed

g)     Make similar cement blocks and place them in two rows of five in either side and also at the back of the generator.

h)    Cracks between the cement blocks are required to be filled with foams in order to insulate the enclosure

i)    Cut three strips of plywood and glue them with foam to the plywood for insulation

j)    Finally keep the stripes of plywood in line on both the sides and at the back to nail them together

So give an organized look to your generator by making a proper enclosure which is reasonable and quiet affordable.