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    Where do I get the boot you tie up around the load cables. Trying too mouse proof it

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    If you are truly trying to mouse proof this set, you will use a sheet metal panel (with a rated electrical pass through connector) and just make the whole cutout disappear.

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    I'm debating how to set the Gen up. While not in use it is in the barn on bat tender. Bought some 8 inch cast casters swivel with breaks. 1/4 " hardwire over holes. Bought 30' of 10/4 SO cable with 30amp female twist lock [802]. So I'll have two cables coming out the bat tender and the hookup. Bat tender will be mounted inside.

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    What's the name of that boot and where can you buy then

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    I just pulled my 802A out of an oak woods on some Virginia property I own: it had been there untouched for a year except for a 1 hour run in November. I attach 4/C 6AWG SOOW cable to the lugs through the 'sock'. I drill a hole through a plastic disc or a ceiling light box (https://www.lowes.com/pd/CARLON-1-Ga...Box/1000518587) and snug the cable up with a conduit fitting (https://www.lowes.com/pd/Sigma-Elect...itting/1087431) . I suspect I used a 1-1/4 conduit fitting because of the 2 ground wires going through same fitting. Generator box is loaded with moth balls and rat poison: none appeared to have been messed with. I like the 12 foot or so of cable that allows me to directly plug into a spider box so the neighbors can grab some power during an outage. I have a 4 conductor Twist Connector inside the 'rain' tube. Some guys install a tight box connector to their generator: I suspect this approach would be better for rodent proofing. The only critters I had to deal with were 2 smallish wasp nests under the control panel cover and a black widow spider.....and her spawn. My learning is that Hornet Spray is a good thing to have....

    I put sections of truck mud flaps over the 2 air supply and topside air vent. Any snow we get always seems to be wet slush that turns to ice: the mud flap on top keeps the radiator open.
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    XDOZZ XB 30554 88-20218 .COVER,ELECTRICAL GE, this what is listed for cable entrance sleeve, but I can't find any around.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LEOK View Post
    XDOZZ XB 30554 88-20218 .COVER,ELECTRICAL GE, this what is listed for cable entrance sleeve, but I can't find any around.
    Anybody?
    I spent some time yesterday looking for you. Couldn't find any..
    MEP-831A Governor Controller Replacements for the SLC100, 2990-01-477-1371, 98-19539.
    https://www.steelsoldiers.com/showth...49#post2176649

    MEP-802A/MEP-803A Remote Start Kits

    https://www.steelsoldiers.com/showth...57#post2208457
    MEP-802A, Two MEP-831A's

    MEP-831A Battery Charger Repair & Repair Kits
    https://www.steelsoldiers.com/showth...83#post2231683

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    I am thinking you might be forced into finding one for sale used from a parts machine only. I still think sheet metal is a better idea, as a mouse can chew through the bag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LEOK View Post
    XDOZZ XB 30554 88-20218 .COVER,ELECTRICAL GE, this what is listed for cable entrance sleeve, but I can't find any around.

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    https://www.parttarget.com/2920-01-3...htext=88-20218

    It's 66" long x 3.88" wide. This might be how the canvas sleeve is manufactured.

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    If you poke around on the big auction site, there is a guy in FL or GA who routinely puts up parts for these sets. You might want to reach out and ask about this boot. Think he goes by Martin Manor Surplus, or something similar.

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    Why not just use a electrical junction box? Way easier to find and prob in the end cheaper.

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