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Old 10-09-2011, 08:55 PM   #15
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Kinda makes you wish avacado green shag would come back into vogue.
You made me remember the carpet I installed onto the interior roof of my 1953 Chevy Panel Truck, back in 1973.

I will be putting some carpet under my gen. Would 3-4 layers be even better at sound deadening ??

What about lining the interior wall and door of the gen compartment
What about lining the walls with 'acoustic ceiling tiles' you know, the stuff on the ceilings in offices and schools.
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I would think an AstroTurf mat on the ground would be a great sound killer.
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:13 AM   #17
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How about the egg crate style mattress pad material. I'd guess most folks that even use a mattress pad now, use the memory foam but they still have the regular foam available too.
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Old 10-10-2011, 06:35 AM   #18
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You made me remember the carpet I installed onto the interior roof of my 1953 Chevy Panel Truck, back in 1973.

I will be putting some carpet under my gen. Would 3-4 layers be even better at sound deadening ??

What about lining the interior wall and door of the gen compartment
What about lining the walls with 'acoustic ceiling tiles' you know, the stuff on the ceilings in offices and schools.
Interesting idea about lining the compartment, but anything you would use would have to be waterproof and weather resistant as that area is open to the elements, at least under the coach. Having a bunch of moldy, mildewy carpet or ceiling tile would not be a good thing.
Somebody must make weather proof insulating material. It's Google-time!
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I will be putting some carpet under my gen. Would 3-4 layers be even better at sound deadening ??
I'm not a sound engineer, just a common sense kinda guy. I don't know that multiple layers would really be beneficial. I think it's really more beneficial that the surface is irregular or course . The more the better. I could see where multiple layers would be beneficial when there's a set of ears on the other side of the surface being insulated, like a wall or such. On the ground though laying flat though, I don't think multiple layers is going to make a big difference. The carpet is really just absorbing and dispersing the sound, rater than insulating against it.

I think our guest room has an old style egg crate foam mattress pad on the bed. I think it's going to find it's way under the genny.
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On second thought-----------

As to the avacado green shag carpet---there is plenty of evidence that it absorbs an abundance of beer, wine, grease, oil and natchos; however most apartment dwellers in the 70's would question it's ability to absorb sound-----sorry I brought it up.
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On my older MH I surounded the generator with 1-1/2 inch styrafoam and on the bottom I covered it with the same eccept for an oppening on the generator end for air to get in and the opening for the air coming out of the fan housing. I ran it for five years with no ill effects.
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My genny has shown a sensitivity to the height of the coach nose off the pavement.....by overheating. Even another inch or two can make the difference. So be careful how the convoluted carpet cuts airflow for cooling.
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How is the air trapped? The carpet is on the pavement and the normal air flow is not disturbed. The carpet acts as a sound deadener and absorbs some of the sound and not letting it reflect off the pavement.ken
Sorry Iceman, don't know what planet the brain ended up on, but right after my posting, it dawned on me that the discussion was "on" board and my brain was in gear on portables and not sure even that would apply. Was going to do an edit, but by the time I'd realized my screwup I'd been quoted, so an edit was a waste.
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On second thought-----------

As to the avacado green shag carpet---there is plenty of evidence that it absorbs an abundance of beer, wine, grease, oil and natchos; however most apartment dwellers in the 70's would question it's ability to absorb sound-----sorry I brought it up.
There is a reason it was avacado green.
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