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Old 08-28-2012, 02:42 PM   #1
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I have installed a 7,000 watt portable generator on a 4X4' concrete slap. My operating Manuel says "Do not operate in rain" so I need to build a cover. My thoughts are just a pitched roof on a wood frame with ends and sides open. Need this venting process and access to gas tank and control panel. I can see in my minds eye what I want, somewhat like a dog house without the ends etc. My skills are limited and am looking for a plan. Thanks, Jim
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Old 08-28-2012, 06:32 PM   #2
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I have installed a 7,000 watt portable generator on a 4X4' concrete slap. My operating Manuel says "Do not operate in rain" so I need to build a cover. My thoughts are just a pitched roof on a wood frame with ends and sides open. Need this venting process and access to gas tank and control panel. I can see in my minds eye what I want, somewhat like a dog house without the ends etc. My skills are limited and am looking for a plan. Thanks, Jim

Well i don't have a plan for you,but make sure you protect the side with the generator from water,and be sure it's grounded,and don't touch it with wet hands while it's running,that's my .02 cents.
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Do you have a few pictures of the pad, generator and site so we can see what you need? Generator enclosures around here are usually sealed, locked, and soundproofed.
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Old 08-28-2012, 09:14 PM   #4
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Ever built a deck? Framings going to be the same for the bottom part, except no floor joist.

4, post, 4 rim joist, then just add a roof.
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