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July 21, 2009

Is it Safe to Soundproof a Generator?

Filed under: Soundproofing Appliances — Tags: — admin @ 7:19 am

Those if you who use either gasoline or diesel powered generators frequently know how important it is to your own health and safety to make sure they’re used in a well-ventilated area. That does not, however, mean that you have to live with the noise your generator creates. You’ll just have to be a bit more creative about the method you use for soundproofing.

The first step is to create a box to enclose the generator. Unlike some of the other enclosures we’ve discussed previously, you can NOT use wood to create a box for a generator. You will have to find an alternative to wood such as soundboard or some sort of medium density fiberboard.

Make sure the box has holes on the top and on the bottom of the sides for proper ventilation. If you attach ducting to the holes you can guide the ventilation as far away from the box as possible.

Once constructed, all you need to do in order to soundproof your generator box is coat the insides with Green Glue and seal the seams of the box with acoustical caulk.

Suddenly, your generator will produce less sound and your neighbors won’t be as aggravated when you start doing work that requires the use of your little noise-producer!

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