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You should protect the generator not so much as to protect the outlets, it's more to protect the generator itself. I don't want to build a shed or other shelter for it because I have no room in my driveway. Also I wanted to double check that it will be okay to just cover the top of the generator only. If you are just dragging the gen out in the rain a piece of plywood and sawhorses would be fine.
If you cut a sheet of plywood in half and install a pair of folding table legs it would take no space at all. Does anybody know if the rain is coming sideways will that affect the generator since all sides are open. Extend the cover far enough to the sides or ends of the generator so that the driving rain will not hit the machine.

Here?s my generator shelter, made in part from wood (including pressure-treated 6 by 6 beams) that were washed into my field during Hurricane Irene. Each GenShed includes floor, walls, doors and lid as well as factory-installed louvers, a patent-pending magnetic exhaust system, a pre-installed blower fan, and a high temperature sensor switch.
The GenShed is designed for portable generators up to 7500 watts (continuous) powered by gasoline, diesel, natural gas or propane. The GenShed must be located no less than 18" from a non-combustible surface and no less than 5 feet from a door or window opening. DISCLAIMER: The GenShedâ„¢ has been designed with safety in mind, and therefore all instructions for installation and use of this product should be strictly followed. The only issue is I only have the bay door and it's a swing door, so full open or full closed and it faces north.
I have ran the generator in the rain once before but I payed a nice price for my genny so I want it to last. I am just double checking because if the rain is being blown sideways by the wind alot of water can hit the generator.
From what I understand the reason is so electrocution does not occur if water gets into any of the outlets.

I think my best bet is to have my two sawhorses and a piece of wood to go over top of the generator. I then ran a tarp from hooks on the supports of the shed roof to some poles that I rigged lke spinnaker poles on a sailboat. I did not want to build a shed because of price and I am afraid that my engine gets to hot and the wood shed will catch on fire. That way I can move them easily out of the garage when using the generator and back in the garage when it is not in use. I was wondering since I use the 30 amp 240 volt outlet can't I put a weatherproof cover on the outlet on the generator and this will solve my electrocution issue? My question is what clearance should I have for the sides and top so my wood sawhorses and wood sheet will not catch on fire?
GenTran assumes no responsibility for property damage, injury or accidents resulting from installations when the High Temperature Sensor Switch is not used.

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