Do you have buyed a Generator for camping or for home or office and it produces lots of noise? If yes, you are in the right place as in this article, we are going to learn best possible ways to build soundproof box for generator.
Do you know generator use to produce sound in a range of 40db to 300db? Generators that use to produce sound in a range of 40db to 100db is considered as a noise less generator.
As we all know, from past article of this blog 104 million individuals had annual LEQ(24) levels > 70 dBA (equivalent to a continuous average exposure level of >70 dBA over 24 hr) in 2013 and were at risk of noise-induced hearing loss.
The condition is also getting more severe day by day, Now a day according to an estimate more than 220 million individuals in the USA are at risk of noise-induced hearing loss. Out of these people, more than 1% of people are at the risk because of the sound produced inside homes or offices.
So, for our security, we need to soundproof generators that use to produce sound in a range of 100db to 300db. To Soundproof these generators we need to Build Soundproof Box for Generator.
How To Build A Soundproof Box For Generator?
Before we move ahead on “How To Build Soundproof Box For Generator?” here is a video that will illustrate whole work posted below in video format.
Let’s start the construction of the sound proof box for the generators one by one:
Step 1: Measure the dimensions of the Generators
Now you have measure the dimensions in order to Build Soundproof Box for Generator. Globally, most of mid-sized generator is 40′ x 8.0′ x 13.5′ inches.
So, you have to make soundproof box much larger than the dimension of the generator you have purchased. If you have purchased a 40′ x 8.0′ x 13.5′ inche generator, then, you need to Build Soundproof Box for Generator should be dimension of 48′ x 15.0′ x 15′ Inche.
In my case, I have built the soundproof generator case of 47′ x 16.0′ x 17′ inches when I have generator of 40′ x 8.0′ x 13.5′ inches.
Step 2:- Install the Acoustic Panels inside the Box
Now you have to install Acoustic Panel inside the box to sound proof the box. For the dimensions of generator referred above in this article you need to have at least 20 to 25 acoustic panel in this whole process.
For this whole process, We recommend TRUE NORTH Acoustic Foam Panels, and DEKIRU 12 Pack Acoustic Panels Sound Proof Padding.
Step 3:- Now Implement Acoustic Sealant and Adhesive
When you Build Soundproof Box for Generator, it’s very important to implement Acoustic Selent or adhesive from inside or outside of the box. This will improve overall sound proofing of the box.
For the whole process, We recommend Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound, and Green Glue Noiseproofing Compound. Both material, we recommend above are used by us to soundproof our box made for generators.
Step 4:- Seal the box with three mouth opening to air
While sealing the box that you Build as a Soundproof Box for Generator, you need to take care that there should be two mouth open to access in every condition.
Mouth 1:- Control Board
Control Board of the generator use to contain everything to switch on or to swticg off the device. On a regular basis, you need to switch-on and switch-off the device as generators use to play key role for the power backup.
Mouth 2:- Smoke Out and OXYGEN IN
To run the generator, you need to burn the fossil fuel (Coal, Gas, Crude). Normally, fuel need oxygen from air for combustion of the fossil fuel. So, you need a mouth from where the generator can easily intake the oxygen from the Air.
After the combustion of the fossil fuel, Carbon dioxide along with the other gases used to be produced by the generator. So, you need a mouth to release these gases into the air.
After completion all four steps, we have listed above. you successfully Build Soundproof Box for Generator.
Way Forward: How To Build Soundproof Box For Generator?
In this article, we successfully Build Soundproof Box for Generator we use. But, in place of building soundproof box, you should buy generator that use to produce very low intensity of sound.
If you think, I forget to mention any step needed to build a sound proof box for generator. Please list that below in comment section.
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