Originally Posted by Carl Pa
What do you do when it is raining out and you need to use gen. Without a pick-up. Carl
I thought of this too and did some research. You can purchase a generator
'tent' that doesn't go right to the ground and has a flap on the top for adding fuel, etc. But is was way too expensive.
Since I sew I thought I could make one for less than the $200 odd dollars they wanted for the retail model. The issue I discovered was obtaining the short fiberglass poles for the supports that slip into pockets at the 4 corners. The smallest white PVC piping might work. After looking at the waterproof fabrics, how to join the PVC pipes where they cross at the top, etc. I put that project on the back burner.
Then recently I was looking for some poles for a shade awning
I am making for my trailer and came across a portable/foldable game.
It can be dual purpose - a game and a cover for my Honda 2000 generator
. I just rec'd it yesterday and I will need to set it up so I can make the adaptations needed so it can be used for the gen. as well. I will be using pieces of a silicone tarp for the additions.
Since you are in the US there should be lots of other opportunities for coming up with something like this. There are a couple of reviews of generator tents here:
I also thought of an umbrella, and I do have a large golf course style one on hand. Then there is the issue of keeping it in place, and what about when the rain blows sideways?
Good luck in finding, making or purchasing something for your generator. From the Wet Coast of Canada!