Generator stored outdoors?
I need to make a decision on getting a generator, backup // standby, whatever. The largest backup I have found is 17.5K continuous, pretty good size.
The price is OK, don't need propane permits, etc. Good Good.
I would like to store it outside, under my deck. I can vent it OK, when running.
I was thinking about mounting it on the types of pads that heat pumps sit on, and a roof of corrugated fiberglass or galvanized steel. It will not get rained on.
My only concern would be that dampness will shorten the life. Any comments, or stories about successfully storing expensive small engine tool out of doors?