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Thread: MEP 831A vs MEP 701A

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    yes, that's the one- I wanted to try to quiet it up by adding a nice sized muffler but between the size, weight and the initial operating noise I decided to let it move on

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    Yeah the operating noise is the killer on those, not the exhaust. Bullet proof machines though. I would suggest you look for the equivalent machine to that, the MEP-802A. Thats probably going to be your quietest option of the group, and give you the amperage you require.
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    Yea, what he said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DieselAddict View Post
    Yea, what he said.
    Great minds.... probably drink coffee at the same time?
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    so, what have they been going for lately?

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    My quick average of the last 20 802As sold through GovPlanet was just over 1500, before any GP 10% fee, local sales tax, freight, etc. This was exclusive of condition, simply what they last ones sold averaged out at.
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    You would be shocked at how much it cuts the noise just by putting a 4x8 sheet of plywood between the unit and your house.

    I have the 003 and a 200 foot “extension” cord made from 6/4 SO. That helps along with my plywood deadener .


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    That's why the MEP-80X series gen sets are called TQG's. Tactically Quite Generator. I have, and often did, sleep on the bigger sets. It was warm, the vibrations put me to sleep fast, and the sound was not load at all.

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    Guyfang- sounds like the best of all worlds- if they only had the messaging fingers and could bring you a beer!

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    I find the 803 is quieter than the 802. 4 cylinder engine just runs smoother. The 802 vibrates more and that causes noise.

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