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Old 11-01-2011, 06:19 AM   #16
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The original post was from AllenJ, not Biggles. I don't see where Allen said anything about be detached.
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Is it considered acceptable to run a portable generator inside a garage or basement when the exhaust is piped to the outside?....
Not if you want to live!

Many people have DIED attempting to do just that.
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In Connecticut this week, due to the big Nor'easter we had on November 29, most of the state lost power for days, with some still out at this moment.
Eight people died from CO poisoning, five of those people got their CO dose from generators running either indoors or just outside their garage door.
One man vented his generator outside, just like in the picture above in this thread. He died because there was a small leak in the muffler, despite the vent pipe sending the main part of the exhaust outside. It doesn't take much of a leak to be fatal. So, no, you should never, ever, run a generator indoors, even using a vent pipe. Why take a chance like that?
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In Connecticut this week, due to the big Nor'easter we had on November 29....
Ummm ... it's only the 5th of November .... (did you mean to say October?)
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Of course I meant to say October, not November. Hmmm, maybe I should
check my own CO detector since I'm having some delirium about the date!
Thanks for the correction.
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It all depends on what you call "considered acceptable".
There is danger in using any generator,
If not done correctily.
The main issue seems to be getting rid of the exhaust,
And making sure it does not get into other peoples ventilation sysyems.
So if your garage is away from your house,
And not connectted to your ventilation system,
And away from other peoples systems too.
Then you could get away with it.
But you also need to consider what your house insurance
company expects too.
We need a lot more info !
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unbelievable!!!
Your being nice......

But then again....not surprised.....look at the light switch in the upper left corner of the pic....that, and the rest of the garage condition pretty much explains it.

You know....I've had my Darwin moments.....but even that is beyond my comfort level.
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If you want enclose the generator do the right thing from start.

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I have work on many differnt generators from small one to monster sized units so I know exactally will happend with it.

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I am also wondering what would be the perfect (safest) "shed style" location to run a diesel generator? Any tips Marc ?

Also how big can you go on external tanks (hooked straight to the genny) and where should they be located? How does a setup like this normally work? Passive?

Anybody familiar with the Kipor KDE95SS3 Ultras Silent diesel gens? The seem to be the quietest around...

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unbelievable!!!
A perfect candidate for this year's Darwin award.
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...the cat that hangs in there while i run it snoozes away to the sound haven't lost her yet
A canary might serve you better.
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I am also wondering what would be the perfect (safest) "shed style" location to run a diesel generator? Any tips Marc ?

Also how big can you go on external tanks (hooked straight to the genny) and where should they be located? How does a setup like this normally work? Passive?

Anybody familiar with the Kipor KDE95SS3 Ultras Silent diesel gens? The seem to be the quietest around...

Thanks in advance,

Tom
The best answer is use the open shed style but I do know know how strict the UK do with the generatours in the " shed ".

For the larger fuel tank you can add it before the transfer pump if they have it but for most peoples they useally don't bother with exteral fuel tank at all due most power outage useally not that long unless you got in bad snow storm or bad storm which it can uproot the trees.

The longest I ran my diesel generatours ( keep in your mind I have 2 avce moi ) was over 2 week non stop running switch between the large one and small one the small one used on nite run while the larger one used on day time.

But make sure you have leigt two point transfer switch otherwise your POCO will have a fit with it. I know EDF is cracking down pretty hard on them. It the same thing over the pond at USA / Canada side.

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I have a diesel gen outdoors in a small fireproof shed. Also have solar panels and battery storage with inverters. ALSO have a lp genset inside. There is already lp gas inside so no added dangers there. Exhaust vented outside through old road tractor exhaust pipe. Air inlet to genset for combustion air. THIS IS A LAST RESORT GENERATOR.
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