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Old 07-31-05, 09:38 AM
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Lightbulb don't burn house down

I purchased a standby generator that weighs about 900 lbs.

I don't want to just set it in the Florida sand so I thought I might
like to set it on artificial decking material as I really don't want concrete

Is it safe to do this?
 
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Old 07-31-05, 02:36 PM
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Check if the manufacturer has recommended or required types of pads.
 
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Old 07-31-05, 04:29 PM
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It gets more costly everyday

Thank you. However, since I bought it locally from a company that maintains it I might just start with them. They are unlikely to recommend something that would later cause them problems. There are so damn many people involved in this (gas company, seller of generator, delivery person and of course the electrician. Each of them is some type of specialist and I think it is close to impossible to find the company that DOES IT ALL.
 
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Old 07-31-05, 05:06 PM
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Oh and BTW, Composite decking you are talking about using isn't a weight bearing product. You would have to heavily frame a wooden platform to hold that kind of weight. 900 pounds over a small area is a lot of weight to hold on a plastic/vinyl decking product.
 
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So I either dump it in the sandbox or get concrete.

Any other options? I will call the seller Monday.

I do want to thank you for your comments.

Sherrie
 
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Old 08-02-05, 12:36 PM
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Smile about the weight of the little deck

Answer from decking company is listed below. I told them the generator
was about 900 lbs & 64" x 28".

I can even get green color.

yes, use 2x2 or 2x4 for the base and then use the 2x6 or 5/4x6 for the top and make a simple deck- make sure to space the 2x4's at 12" for 5/4x6 and at 16" for the 2x6 to give proper support
 
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