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debd 11-18-2009 12:31 PM

furnace noise
 
Our garage was converted into a living room. The furnace is in here and a closet was built around it . It all looks very nice but the furnace is noisy. We can insulate the solid walls behind and to the side, but is there anyway to insulate the door. Its an accordion slatted door.

Holt 11-22-2009 10:19 PM

I will go ahead and say no. The reason for the slant door is for the furnace and water heater to to get air. The only way to sound proof the door would be to get a solid door but that would suffocate the furnace and water heater. Over here where I live you have to have a slant door or large slant covers on the wall going to the room. Sorry you might be S O L on this one unless someone else can chime in with a idea and let me know I'm wrong.

AllanJ 11-27-2009 01:20 PM

Can you install vents or louvers to the outside to give the furnace its air?

This would kill two birds with one stone: reduce noise, and not exhaust heated (interior) air to the outside as the furnace runs.

The louvered door would then be replaced wiht an insulated door.

debd 11-27-2009 01:40 PM

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Originally Posted by AllanJ (Post 358310)
Can you install vents or louvers to the outside to give the furnace its air?

This would kill two birds with one stone: reduce noise, and not exhaust heated (interior) air to the outside as the furnace runs.

The louvered door would then be replaced wiht an insulated door.

The furnace is against an inside wall so the only place to put the vent would be through the attack and roof (which seems like a lot of work) or through the floor and vent it into the crawl space. Would this be a problem and how big would the vent have to be?

bjbatlanta 11-28-2009 10:25 AM

Might be best to ask on the HVAC forum. There are probably some pros there that can give a definitive answer....

debd 11-28-2009 01:10 PM

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Originally Posted by bjbatlanta (Post 358543)
Might be best to ask on the HVAC forum. There are probably some pros there that can give a definitive answer....

Good Idea thanks


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