Mike03
It seems like having the exhaust 2' from the fence is not smart... i have a feeling this is a no permit job. I could be wrong.

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Hodgy
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If the fence is the property line, there is probably not enough set-back to satisfy the local code for that. Our set-back requirement is one meter (39").

I lived in a jurisdiction where the set-back was two meters.

Don't think I would have put it that close.


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Canada_Guy
As Hodgy mentioned, it mat not meet local setback requirements. I just looked at my installation book and I don't see mention of any specific space requirements to the sides. I do have soft copy of a document that I found somewhere that shows spacing requirements for Generac air-cooled units that references NFPA that shows 36" minimum space from sides/front to any structure/foliage.

This is the guidelines I had a copy of:
[url]www.scpdc.org/wp-content/uploads/generator-installation.pdf[/url]
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MEC
36" clearance from the front and sides of the unit.

As others have mentioned you would need to follow your setbacks.
In one town here they consider the generator a separate structure, so it could have a setback of 50' depending on the zoning and if it was an abutter or street side.
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Mike03
Its funny because the electrical inspector showed up while i was there. The permits were filed. He said he had no problem with it. Measured 30" from fence. That was not his property line though. So it should have failed, definitely not 36" away.
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78buckshot
That machine will end up running hot, exhaust and generation heat will be pulled back into the inlets.
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Mike03
I told the homeowner, he didnt seem to give a crap
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Birken Vogt
Honestly I don't think it will be a problem. I would inform the homeowner but not jump up and down over it, because if you make a big fuss, and he does nothing and it works fine for years, you will look like a negative ninny over what he perceives is a minor issue.

Just tell him nicely and be done with it and if something overheats down the line you can say I told you so.
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Dan N.
Brother-in-law had the same issue when he bought a house with an existing generator and then installed his fence, which required a permit. The building inspector wanted a hole put in the fence to allow the heat to escape. Wish I would have recorded by brother’s reaction to that. The fence was vinyl though. We did cut the hole as requested and added screening and chicken wire to keep his dogs in and the neighbors out. The inspectors concern was that the fence would melt. More than likely it would.:D
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