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Old 09-23-2013, 05:08 PM
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Before you kill the messenger, I actually bought one of those 89.99 Harbor Freight generators for emergency use around the house in case the power went out. While it was relatively quiet compared to others I quieted it down further by adding an extra muffler similar to the slimline snuffler. Most lawn mower shops sell the unit for use on B&S engines and after brazing the unit to the outlet of the stock muffler it was quiet enough to keep running on the deck and you could barely hear indoors.
The only down side to that was the limited output, it was fine running a 15amp power supply but the 12 volt side was not properly filtered unless you used a battery in the circuit to run the chargers (only good for about 4~5amps).
I'll look and see if I still have pics (generator was stolen a few month's ago)