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    Quote Originally Posted by dav5 View Post
    I was putting batteries in my new 2006-803A and noticed that the foam that goes over the lower drain hole sits about an inch above the floor. My 2004-803A has the foam right against the floor. I don't know if it was installed improperly or if it is a design change but it certainly won't keep varmints out [I doubt the foam right on the floor will either for that matter]. I lifted the generator up and there is a 6x6 hole. I could get my fingers in all the way around. So in addition to making up inserts for the side vents like I did for my old 803A [see photo in previous post] I installed a piece of perforated stainless steel I had to keep the mice and squirrels outAttachment 670050
    Where did you source this material? Might be time to take a trip to the local Lowes and see if they sell perforated sheet.

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    Sorry I'm not sure where I got it. I just had it under my work bench. I think a buddy got it for me from a scrap dealer. You could get a piece of aluminum and drill a bunch of holes in it. You can cut aluminum on a table saw with a fine tooth carbide blade.

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    Galvanized hardware cloth is a good material for covering holes to prevent rodents form entering. It's available in 1/2" almost anywhere and can be ordered with 1/4" holes off that auction site. I had to put it around the duct shielding for my home AC unit after having a rat get in that space once. I will eventually put it in the bottom of my 803 and should have already done it since I have some of that material on hand.
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    I used the 1/4 screen on my new 803A with zip ties . I bought it at TSC. I would use something more substantial on the bottom hole. It is not used for air flow just drainage and the time to put it on is before you install it because you will probably never be able to see it again to check it's integrity IMG_0726.jpgonce it is in place.
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    The material is call Sound Controlling Blanket, or Acoustic Blanket. Comes in sheets. NSN: 5640-01-152-2292, Part Number: 88-21110 . $33.74 a sheet, army price.

    Manufacturer:
    SOUNDCOAT COMPANY INC THE 1 BURT DRIVE DEER PARK NY 11729-5756 UNITED STATES

    Phone number: 631-242-2200

    WIDTH 24 INCHES NOMINAL
    THICKNESS 1 INCHES NOMINAL
    NOISE REDUCTION COEFFICIENT RATING 0 3/5 NOMINAL
    LAYER MATERIAL PLASTIC, POLYURETHANE FOAM
    SPECIAL FEATURES MAXIMUM TEMP IS P250 DEG F; COLOR IS CHARCOAL GRAY
    SUPPLEMENTARY FEATURES LENGTH IS 54 INCHES

    Cant swear that the phone number is still good. My info is a bit old.

    When installed, it will reduce the DB of this set. Most of he time its not installed, or oil soaked.
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    Love the screen idea! I think I have some of that floating around in the parts department here at my place. Can't get enough rodent blockage!
    Anything worth doing is worth overdoing. Overkill is...just enough!

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    Mine sites in the back of my old Toyota that lives in the back of my heated garage- probably the most pampered 1990 Toyota and MEP out there

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    I bought a couple 18-wheeler mud flaps: one is tied to the top vent to keep out snow and debris. I cut pieces from the other to cover the air intake vents. Intake vents have a V hook made by bending a corner brace to hang them in place. I secure all three with cord.MEP803A Air Vent Covers.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by csheath View Post
    Mine sits under an open shed but I would venture to say it's whole life prior was probably spent outside. They had taped over the exhaust flap after putting it out of service.

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    Whats that little box there? Load bank?

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    If you mean in front of the gen set, it looks like an OVM box. A box for odds and ends.

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