a. Location. Avoid muddy, dusty, or sandy loca-
tions as an installation site, if possible.
If it is
necessary to install unit on soft ground, arrange a foun-
dation of planks or other suitable material. Allow
sufficient area around the generator set for easy access
and adequate ventilation.
b. Leveling. See that the generator set is level
positioned. The tilt, if any, must not exceed 15° in any
place from horizontal.
c. Indoor lnstallation. AlloW sufficient area
around the unit for easy access and adequate ventila-
Exhaust gases contain carbon mon-
oxide which is a colorless, odorless,
and deadly gas. Be sure the exhaust
gases are piped to the outside at-
mosphere when operating in an
d. Grounding. Connect one end of ground wire
to unit (figs. 11, 13 and 15). The wire should not be
smaller than No. 6AWG. Connect the other end of the
ground wire to a common service ground, or a steel,
iron, or copper rod driven into the earth or to a buried
metal plate at least two feet square. (Connect ground
wire with ground clamp or solder it to ground). Ensure
that all ground connections are securely tightened.
Never operate generator set unless
it is grounded. Serious, or even fa-
tal, injury can result from current
generated by this unit.
The United States Forestry Service
requires that any engine driven
equipment operating within Na-
tional Forests or parks be provided
with spark arresters for the avoid-
ance of forest fires.
e. Spark Arrester. When a spark arrester is re-
quired, the installation procedure will be on the
instruction sheet furnished with the spark arrester kit
located on page B1/(B-2 Blank).
Procedure for Constructing Revetment
a. General. This equipment is designed to oper-
ate in the open with unrestricted ventilation. In some
situations it maybe necessary to operate the equipment
from the protection of a revetment. This paragraph
provides information on the construction of a revet-
ment to protect the equipment should it become
b. Dimensions. The minimum allowable inside
dimensions are shown in figures 4-1 and 4-2.