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  1. Thanks for all the feedback!!! The installing...

    Thanks for all the feedback!!!

    The installing company claims no responsibility. They failed to disclose the noise, which, other companies have stated is a common complaint. The installing company...
  2. How to reduce low frequency noise in heat ducting?

    How to reduce low frequency noise in heat ducting?

    I had a gas furnace installed to replace the 28 year old gas furnace thatís been providing heat to my house since it was built. The old one was...
  3. Thread: Sound Dampening

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    Great feedback. Didnít know that older furnaces...

    Great feedback. Didnít know that older furnaces were generally in the 60% efficient range. Iím guessing that is a hip shot estimate. Our house has always cost little to heat (less than $70 per month...
  4. Thread: Sound Dampening

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    They said there is sound insulation in the...

    They said there is sound insulation in the plenum. I can hear the dragon, even about 25 feet away. The sound is coming through the vent.

    I actually did ask for an over-sized (if that’s the right...
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    I wanted to echo the comments of others and share...

    I wanted to echo the comments of others and share a brief story. We hired the HD to do a carpet install. They and their sub contractor were the worst experience we ever had. We were lied to,...
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    Thanks for the feedback and references! These...

    Thanks for the feedback and references! These little darlings are kind of pricy. Has anyone installed or used one?

    It falls into the cool toy category, but reliability is essentialÖ.
  7. Thread: Sound Dampening

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    The getting rid of the throat clearing is the...

    The getting rid of the throat clearing is the only goal. They are not trying to sell me a different furnace. Theyíve been out 3x trying to remedy the problem. They used a cork and plastic composite...
  8. Thread: Sound Dampening

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     They try to make them as quiet as they can, but...

     They try to make them as quiet as they can, but efficiency and cost are the deciding factors.

    Iím not sure I entirely agree with this point. Clearly the materials needed to dampen the noise...
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    Remote access thermostat?

    Does anyone know of a household thermostat that can be accessed by way of the internet?

    I remember seeing one of these long ago but donít remember where. Iíd like to be able to contact the...
  10. Thread: Sound Dampening

    by Justan
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    > Ö This will give you ultimate comfort, maximum...

    > Ö This will give you ultimate comfort, maximum efficiency and reduce the electrical usage of the furnace by more than half.

    Very fair observations. I have to admit that my former furnace had...
  11. Thread: Sound Dampening

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    This is interesting and kind of sad. Our recently...

    This is interesting and kind of sad. Our recently replaced furnace was almost 30 years old. It was nearly silent in operation. You are saying that now-a days, one has to pay a large premium to get...
  12. Thread: Sound Dampening

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     ...low nox emitions kit installed in the burner...

     ...low nox emitions kit installed in the burner area...

    Ah a potential tweak! Hypothetically, if this were part of the furnace, and if it could be removed, what would the reduction in burner...
  13. Thread: Sound Dampening

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    Thanks for the replies. The install company has...

    Thanks for the replies. The install company has been great. They’ve been out several times and on very short notice. They adjusted something to attempt to quiet the throat clearing but the difference...
  14. Thread: Sound Dampening

    by Justan
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    Sound Dampening

    Hi All,

    I have a question about sound dampening.

    We just got a new gas furnace. It replaced a 30 year old gas furnace.

    The new furnace makes two fairly obnoxious noises. One is a small...
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