Honda generator covers

Submitted: Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016 at 22:48
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There are 2 genuine covers available for the silenced EU range of Honda generators. Has anyone used them? In particular, how good are they at containing the petrol smell? Don't care about anything else - just want to stop the fumes stinking out the camp site when it's not in use.
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Reply By: Member - DingoBlue(WA) - Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016 at 23:38

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016 at 23:38
Had an EU 1 for about 5 years. Never had a problem with smell when not in use.
Cover only used when transporting.
Sugest you check for leaks.
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Follow Up By: Deejay - Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016 at 23:55

Wednesday, Jan 13, 2016 at 23:55
It's 12 months old has no fuel leaks (inside the case or outside) and the cap vent is closed when not running.
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Reply By: Malcom M - Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 07:44

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 07:44
No petrol smell with mine. Suggest you look for the leak!
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Follow Up By: Deejay - Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 08:06

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 08:06
Guys, sorry but I haven't made myself clear. The generator doesn't have a petrol leak problem! It simply smells of petrol like any other petrol engined device eg lawnmower, weed eater etc.
So again, does anyone actually transport their generator in a bag and does the bag effectively contain the petrol smell.
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Follow Up By: Malcom M - Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 08:25

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 08:25
Yeah, but as we have both said, ours do not smell!
Apart from 4bys, I have another one stored under a large marine aquarium in our lounge. If it smelled then the wife would have killed me by now.

As yours smells then you have to ask yourself why.
Have you just poured petrol everywhere when filling it or is it a constant smell?
If you leave the genny outside for a week without touching it, does the smell completely go away? if not then there is likely a leak.
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Follow Up By: MarkHugh - Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 13:36

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 13:36
I have two Honda gennies, sometimes carry them in the car, and neither one smells.
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Follow Up By: Member - lyndon NT - Sunday, Jan 17, 2016 at 10:47

Sunday, Jan 17, 2016 at 10:47
OK, so if it doesn't have a leak maybe some petrol has been spilled over it at some time? I have 2 x 2 Kva and mine don't smell either.
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PS. The cover won't stop the smell, they are purely to prevent scratching of the outer casing.
They can't be on when it is running either.
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Reply By: TomH - Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 08:53

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 08:53
Carried mine it rear of Cruiser for over a year only used it a couple of times and it never smelt.>
suggest you take some covers off and check the internals like carby etc.More than just the fuel cap can leak

A cover wont stop the smell no matter how good it is
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Reply By: Jackolux - Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 13:49

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 13:49
Mine doesn't smell either , how could it stink out a whole camp site , how big is ya camp site .
Suggest you check for a leak .
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Reply By: Marty D2 - Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 17:26

Thursday, Jan 14, 2016 at 17:26
Hi
I carry my EU2.0 in a sealed aluminium box on the A frame. If left for days it will smell of petrol when the box is opened. Although I have never smelt petrol when stored in the garage or open air whilst camping. Oh and it does have a genuine Honda cover which really only prevents scrapes when travelling.
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Reply By: The Bantam - Monday, Jan 18, 2016 at 00:22

Monday, Jan 18, 2016 at 00:22
Here is something to think about ........ if you can smell fuel .... I mean a propper fruity smell of petrol ..... not the dull mustly smell that there has been fuel there are some time ..... like the smell left on your hands after you have washed fuel off.

If there is the smell of fuel you have a very real risk of fire or explosion.

It is incredibly foolish to try and contain the smell of fuel ...... because all you are doing is making a bomb.

If there is leakage or venting of fuel from a container or machine it should be vented to the open air where it can disipate safely.

Containing a generator or any form of fuel container or fuel powered machine in a sealed box or bag or a sealed compartment is not clever at all.

All fuel containers and fuel powered machines ( full or empty) should be carried or stored in well ventilated places.

None of this is new, none of this is my particular hobby horse ...... this is standard, propper and legally required practice.

If your generator is just sitting there and smells of fuel ....... it has a problem .... there are all sorts of seals, hoses and valves that can age, perrish or come loose ..... it is far from uncommon for fuel tanks to crack.

look for your problem...... don't try to bag it up and make a bomb.

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