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Default Generator Re-Insulation

Yesterday after finishing my central vacuum install we started project number two.....re-insulation of Peter Haggins generator compartment. Peter's bus is a 96 WB. His egg crate foam was way beyond decrepit. By disconnecting the fuel lines and two electrical cables we were able to pull the genny out far enough to allow some access from the front. However, most of the work had to be done from underneath the bus and by crawling in the cavity from behind. Being the more svelte of the two of us this job fell to Peter. We removed all the old insulation by scrapping and in some cases simply vacuuming it off the surface. The installation of new insulation was nearly complete after a 14 hour day. We installed a silver foiled dual foam material with a lead impregnated polymer core. It's about an inch thick and is commonly used here on the west coast to insulate the engine compartments of boats. Cost is about $100 a 5' X 3' sheet but we got a deal because Peter knows somebody who knows somebody else. Besides contact cement we also screwed 3" plastic disk fasteners to mechanically secure the insulation to the plywood underlay. All seams and plastic disks are being covered over with metal foil tape. We should wind this project up in 8 more hours. In pictures 4 and 5 you will see an access panel has been removed revealing what looks like a PPV valve. We thought this might prove important for someone in the future. This in on the drivers side of the genny compartment. I'll post more pictures as this project progresses. After completing Peter's genny compartment we're doing mine. Almost forgot to mention we found all the genny rollers that support the tray the generator sits in a rolls out on were in need of grease. They were greased using a needle grease fitting.
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How sweeeeet it is! Good looking work guys
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That looks good men! The insulation your using looks like the same stuff Stephen (Dupree Products) sells.
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A CLEAN FUN job removing that insulation from inside that hole???
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Peter, you're not even breaking a sweat! Looks Great. Way to go guys!
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That's on my ever growing to do list, both engines. Is it possible to reinstall the insulation without fully removing the generator?
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Peter & Rob do good work, & dirty work.

Great info on the air valve, It is more than a simple PPV,
Just guessing, but it could be a brake relay valve.
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That's on my ever growing to do list, both engines. Is it possible to reinstall the insulation without fully removing the generator?
Dan we removed the genny only an additional six inches after its rails left the track. Total removal would sure make things easier and quicker
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Peter & Rob do good work, & dirty work.

Great info on the air valve, It is more than a simple PPV,
Just guessing, but it could be a brake relay valve.
I think you might be right Bill. I felt it was important to point it out as it was hidden under the old insulation and can only be accessed with genny removal
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Man that looks great!!! You are the man
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