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    Default Quieting a Snapper RER

    Anyone have suggestions on how to quiet a Snapper RER?

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    Default Re: Quieting a Snapper RER

    Buy a Honda was my first thought.. Just yanking your chain... Is it the motor that is making the most noise? If it is just for your own sake put on a set of earmuffs. If you are trying to be a kind neighbor maybe fashion a bigger muffler with better baffling? That could be a hassle getting the old one off.
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    Default Re: Quieting a Snapper RER

    Both, I've read that Snapper, compared with other tractors/RER's is among the loudest. Considering 'stretching the exhaust system by adding pipe and another mufler from TSC.

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    Default Re: Quieting a Snapper RER

    Experience has shown that reducing the exhaust sound on small engines doesn't do as much as one thinks...much of the noise is simply clatter and air movement when an engine, like the one on your Snapper, wasn't designed in the first place to be quiet.

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    Default Re: Quieting a Snapper RER

    (Heh) I love your avatar!
    I'm sure you're right, but without ruining anything I may run some tests of mufflers in series. (I have two types to try out)

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    Default Re: Quieting a Snapper RER

    Quote Originally Posted by Skyco View Post
    Experience has shown that reducing the exhaust sound on small engines doesn't do as much as one thinks...much of the noise is simply clatter and air movement when an engine, like the one on your Snapper, wasn't designed in the first place to be quiet.
    I second that. I've stopped trying to quiet the engine and just put earmuffs on.

    -Steve

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    Default Re: Quieting a Snapper RER

    Buy some of those radio head phones.
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