Asked on Apr 10, 2018

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

by Sue
  7 answers
  • 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.

  • Emily Harris Emily Harris on Jan 23, 2023

    Here are some options I really like!

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  • Alice Norton Alice Norton on Jan 23, 2023

    Great options! Having read the article about generators here , I think the main advantage of using a generator is that it can keep my electronic devices charged and I have water and heating in my house during a power outage. I've already bought it but didn't find a solution to hide it. So, thanks for the ideas!