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Old 08-16-2009, 11:18 AM   #57
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Hi Patrick,

Yes, when I cut the aluminum diamond plate I was surprised that I had little tiny pieces of aluminum residue. Generally when I cut any metal I end up with little strips from the cut.

Say I had another chance to use my generator mod. I stopped off at an Indian Casino on my way home from Oregon. Being in California near Clear Lake it was hot hot hot. I just opened up the electrical door, plugged in the trailer cord to the outlet, cranked on the gen. and turned on the A/C. Sitting pretty and nice and cool just like the big rigs around me.
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Old 08-16-2009, 11:35 AM   #58
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And that ease of use is EXACTLY why we want to convert our generator box to the "intant use" variety.

What kind of saw did you use to cut the diamond plate, and does anyone know what the white sheet material some people use for all or part of the box is? (I used pebbly shower fiberglass liner from Home Depot/Lowe's on our existing box, but will go to full/partial diamond plate for the new one.) Here's an example of the smooth white material on a mixed box (just painted aluminum?):
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Old 09-15-2009, 05:21 PM   #59
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After being inspired by Joy and others, I have now completed a new generator + propane + storage box for the tongue of our Casita. Full details are here: http://www.casitaforum.com/invboard/index....st=0#entry31412
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Old 02-25-2010, 05:40 PM   #60
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Patrick nice mod.

Well I'm home from the Quartzite gathering and used my generator quite a bit there as well as on a few days while heading home. Sure was nice to be able to use it with such ease.

I came up with a new mod after seeing an add-on at the Quartzite gathering. Thanks to Mel for the idea of an exhaust divertor/noise reducer.


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I used leftover diamond plate, L aluminum, rivets and the white trim I purchased at the Scamp factory. While making this mod I thought back to the people that were surprised that I made my gen box. It made me think about the talent we women have. Most of us know how to sew and use patterns. All I did was dream up the pattern and use a different medium to make the box. Aluminum as compared to material. Saw and rivet gun as compared to scissors and sewing machine. You can do it girls.

Any way, the box is not on permanent, it's removable. I drilled key holes into the divertor box and then simply used screws and lock nuts on the generator box to hang it on. I put one lock nut between the gen box and the screw head leaving just enough room for the divertor key hole to slip over the screw head and locked the screw on the gen box with a lock nut on the inside. I put holes on the bottom front of the divertor thinking I'd use some bungies to hold it down and keeping it from rattling, as Gene did with his. I've found that the box being made out of the aluminum diamond plate is heavy enough there is no rattling and it doesn't need it to be held down.

And thanks to Gene for the idea of adding insulation to the box to help quiet things down. I had added several coats of bed liner to my box which did help stop the tinniness, if that's a word. Adding the insulation did quiet the generator noise down. All we used was some bubble wrap window shields for autos. It's cheaper than the bubble wrap insulation sold at the hardware store. Used 3M spray on adhesive. The insulation was added to the exhaust divertor/noise reducer also.
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Ah, what a great idea! Anything to knock the noise down and keep the neighbors and occupants happy gets elevated to the top of the To-Do list. Nicely done Joy.
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