MEP-003A ASK Kit needed

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While those do help attenuate noise, just know that they also greatly increase the difficulty scale of basic maintenance and troubleshooting, while simultaneously creating a mouse hotel.

Do you have one in pieces now, or are you looking complete?
 

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Opposite side of the country, but seeing as an 002 and 003 are damn near identical past machine length... possibly make it work and extend the middle sections with some locally sourced sheet metal:

 
Opposite side of the country, but seeing as an 002 and 003 are damn near identical past machine length... possibly make it work and extend the middle sections with some locally sourced sheet metal:

Thanks, I'll check it out.
 
Guess i missed this when it was first posted, but with blunt truth, WHY you want one is beyond me, these things were a blunderbuss and only got worse.. save ur money, sell your existing set and upgrade to a MEP 8xx series.. you will never look back .. mac/mc

Ok, please forgive my near total and complete ignorance and please educate me...

What makes the 8xx series better than what I have now? And which unit in that series would best suit my needs?

(I need 10k - 15k single phase 110/220 to function as a whole house back-up)

Thanks in advance!
 

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Well they are quieter, for starters. They were designed with the quiet enclosure as part of the cooling and sound attenuation system. Not an afterthought add on. Being that it was designed that way, it makes for a better finished product (the enclosure does significantly become a PITA in terms of troubleshooting, or as I previously mentioned... becoming a rodent hotel). On the 80x series, that can easily be rectified with a bit of hardware cloth on the (3) openings underneath the machine (mainly the cutout under the engine, as the other two holes are blocked by batteries when installed).

They are a newer platform, so parts availability is better (the newest 00x series is now 28 years old). The older air cooled sets do have their quirks, in terms of parts reliability (like frequency transducers, voltage regulators, etc), but so do the 80x series... but they have less quirks. The 80x series, when running well... run well for a long time.

The 803A model would be a best fit for your needs, based on the kw range. The 4 cylinder Lister Petter in them is very smooth, and very reliable. Its just a SOLID machine.
 
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