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9/22/2017 12:11:25 AM
Posted: 8/5/2005 5:19:19 AM EDT
Anyone ever change muffler to one that actually works?

M4-AK
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 6:45:22 AM EDT
...also, what's a good wiring setup for temporary hurricane use. Do most of you use 25' or more cables into the house?

M4-AK
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 8:43:35 AM EDT
Yes, some mufflers will indeed do a better job. IMO, the longer styles do a better job than the short, fat types. Virtually any lawnmower or small engine shop should have a lot of options for you.

As for cable, keep it short! Voltage drop can & will apply, unless you go to oversized cables to compensate for that.

Hope this helps.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 8:52:22 AM EDT
When you take off the old muffler are there threads for 1/2 or 3/4 pipe? If so, you can plumb it out to the point where you can put a bigger muffler on it. Should be able to get something at your local hardware or automotive store. Farm stores may be the best option for odd sizes, but I don't know if those are available where you are. I agree the little mufflers that come on them are pretty much cosmetic.
Link Posted: 8/5/2005 8:55:39 AM EDT
Check this web site for wire size. http://www.csgnetwork.com/wiresizecalc.html

I would think you would need about number 4 copper if a 5000 kw generator going 25 feet. That is a SWAG tho. YMMV. Good luck.
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