Ideas for hiding a whole house generator sitting 8 feet from house?

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  • Debbie Debbie on Apr 10, 2018
    Buy or Build a white picket fence, privacy fence or make a wooden box, probably huge, with an open top and one side for ventilation.
  • Bushes or lattice fencing
  • Peter Peter on Apr 10, 2018
    How much space is available? Do setback requirements limit your plantings / construction?
    Whatever you do, consult the manufacturer to allow proper access when maintaining the unit!

    • Sue Sue on Apr 10, 2018
      no setback requirements as I am far from the road. The generator is situated the minimum 8 feet from the side of the house. Looking perhaps for some type of fencing (on a budget) that would also help prevent from snow covering the intake. (Lots of snow in NH)
  • Peter Peter on Apr 10, 2018
    I might set up a few posts with lattice between... then plant a climbing vine or grapes... if the unit needs heavy service, it can easily be ripped out.
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