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Old 10-27-2012, 11:38 AM   #271
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Hey Tango, That is what I did. I used flex pipe to run the engine exhaust out of the genny box into an automotive tail pipe. The flex slides in and out with the box so I don't have to disconnect it to service the genny. The jungle gym I posted yesterday only deals with cooling air and since it mounts on top of the box cover does not interfere with sliding the drawer with the genny in it.

My original plan for mounting the genny was to have it totally under the bus and to use a small elect winch to raise and lower it for service--maybe I'll still find a use for the winch. Jack
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:10 AM   #272
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Hey Jack --- what kind/size of flex exhaust did you find? All that I've seen (stainless) didn't really flex very much. Quite stiff.
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Old 10-28-2012, 11:37 AM   #273
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Mornin' Tango, I ordered the flex pipe from McMaster & Carr. I'll get some specifics for you Monday regarding bend radius. What inside diameter do you need? I didn't keep notes on what I bought but it seems to me that it was 5/8" ID and a bend radius of 6". I'm OK with the pipe not being too flexable because it is less likely to leak. Jack
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:37 AM   #274
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Howdy Jack --- still haven't begun tearing into the genny. Just found a couple of YouTube teardown vids I'm going to watch first, but the sound has gone dead on my computer. I'll dig out my laptop in the next day or so and see (and hear) what it looks like inside.

And I had searched McMaster but didn't come up with anything except stuff in the quarter inch range and some cryo items. Will have to look again. Love that place except for the fact that it's so easy to spend days just "browsing" all their inventory. Can be a real time-sucker if your a "Toolie".
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Old 10-29-2012, 09:26 PM   #275
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Hello All, I tested out the combined cooling of both a pusher and a puller fan in my genny box yesterday and found the second fan to be a big help. The max temp in the box dropped by 20 degrees while operating the genny at full load. Unfortunately, while that "solves" the oil temp issues it still left both computers laboring away at about 170 degrees. Since I planned to move the controll pannel out of the box and onto the face of the counter anyway, I figured why not just relocate all the internal electrical stuff to inside the nice cool counter and be done with it. So I played wire spagetti all day and made up a new wire loom to snake back into the genny box--quick connects and all. Does it work? I haven't a clue but by this time tomorrow I will. If it works I'll stuff the voids left from removing the computers etc. with noise reducing foam and call it good---probably.

[b] Wire loom ready to test[b/]
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Yer way ahead of me on things electrical bud. Doubt I'll ever attempt what you have there.

The only thing I know for sure about electrical stuff is that you never put Bobby Pins into those little holes in the wall.

Ask me how I know.
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:19 AM   #277
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Only laughing because I'll bet there are only a handful of us on this forum who even know what a Bobby Pin is!! --let alone what what happens if you probe with it. Jack
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My brother used keys. They're just as good. Maybe better.
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As a kid, my introduction to electricity was when I stuck two fingers into a light socket. DAMN!

Nowadays I often work on hot circuits, but with great respect.
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It was dark and I needed to plug in my race track...so I found the socket with one hand and grabbed the plug with the other...and since I was so smart I used my finger across the metal tabs to ensure the pins were straight with the socket.... ...they were
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