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Author Topic:   Quiet Generators?
Dirt Administrator

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posted May 28, 2003 01:54 PM  
we used a honda and it was fairly quiet.but i was realy suprised how dependable it was(till someone lifted it) like1-2 pull got it goin always

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Dirt Roller

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posted May 28, 2003 09:30 PM  
i would also go with a honda generator. they are a little on the pricey side, but they do run quiet with plenty of power. bought mine at sam's club and got a pretty good deal.

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Dirt Freak

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posted May 29, 2003 03:12 PM  
I'm pretty happy with our 3500watt Craftsman/Sears generator. It won't run a small welder but it's perfect for drills, lights etc....5hp Briggs & Stratton with a wheeled stand and surprisingly quiet!

Dirt Administrator

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posted June 20, 2003 10:23 PM  
Jammin, I have a 2400 watt Generac. It's 6 or 7 years old and still running good. After getting a large enclosed trailer I now need a bigger generator due to all the lights I now have, but I'll keep the Generac with me for a backup.

Dirt Administrator

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posted June 21, 2003 07:42 AM  
It's not as quiet as a Honda, but I've heard louder ones.

Dirt Freak

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posted June 27, 2003 02:57 PM  
Hey I guess the price on that one went way down, huh? Seriously though, I have a Generac now and it is NIIIICE. I cant tell the difference in the Honda and Generac noise level because Patrick has a Honda and it is as loud as mine.

Dirt Forum Champ
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posted June 28, 2003 09:31 AM  
Home Depot carries tne Generac in my town.

Dirt Administrator

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posted June 28, 2003 09:23 PM  
$500-$600 around here.

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Dirt Forum Racer

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posted June 29, 2003 01:47 AM  
i bought my generac 5000 at home depot in mesquite texas 2 years ago for 499.00 it says it peaks at 6250 watts and i run a lincoln 100 wire welder with it and it just dims the lights in the trailer. its a nice piece but its far from quiet. can you put a honda muffler on a generac?

Dirt Maniac

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posted July 05, 2003 01:49 PM  
I have not yet tried it, but I would think there would be some way to attach a flexable metal pipe (flex conduit?) of a suitable diameter to the exhaust. And of enough length to give the desired noise level.

I know Home Depot sells replacement mufflers for lawn mowers. Possibly weld two or more in series with stock muffler?

Into a car muffler? Or maybe run the exhaust into a container of water?

Rube Goldburg lives again!!!

Dirt Maniac

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posted July 30, 2003 05:49 PM  
I ran a pipe from my Honda trought the bottom of my cargo trailer and hooked up to a small tractor muffler with a sharp turndown at the end >> if you stand next to my trailer... it sounds like someone is mowing 2 blocks away... pretty sweet!

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