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Author Topic: Opinions on Routing Exhaust (Video Question)  (Read 1335 times)
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« Reply #15 on: April 30, 2013, 04:49:31 AM »

The manifold is going to be around 800 - 900 degrees, possibly hotter.  You could fabricate a simple heat shield out of aluminium sheet, but that would restrict air flow when you are running the generator.  My recommendation, and what I did in your situation with my Yamaha 3000 watt inverter generator, is put the generator in the AC condenser bay and slide/lift it out when you need to run it.

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« Reply #16 on: April 30, 2013, 05:18:22 AM »

Dave,

Running a 3500w generator, supplying amps for an air conditioner, pulling fuel from 40 ft away, on 1.85 gal of gas for 9 hours - amazing!
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« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2013, 06:46:14 AM »

The exhaust manifolds vary in heat according to rpms a 8v71 will be 850 degrees at 2100 rpm 175 degrees at idle sounds about right you may have a problem being that close to the manifold with the plastic parts in the carburetor

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« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2013, 11:59:31 AM »

With my kipor 3500 watt running on auto throttle with my split a/c (max 9 amp ) will last 9 hrs on a tank of fuel ( built in tank ) .Most of the time it is at 1/2 throttle. I carry a spare 2 gal. tank up front.     http://kipor.ca/digital-generators/ig3000/   My older unit is a 3500 watt                         dave
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« Reply #19 on: May 01, 2013, 05:46:42 PM »

basically I have two fan systems in the bay. One sucks air through the compartment to scavenge heat and carbon monoxide out. With the other, I actually fabricated an air plenum that is attached to the side of the generator itself. I attached a furnace blower (to be able to handle the heat) to that, and it's ducted through a foil dryer hose out of the compartment.

I'll post some pics if you're interested.
Yes, I think pics of that setup would be helpful.
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