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Loud outlet pipe

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  • Sean Morrison
    Sean Morrison Member Posts: 2
    central heating

    Just turned on my new heater for the first time. Figured I'd air out the "new heater" smell while I could open the windows!

    What I discovered is that it's a lot LOUDER than the previous one. We're located very close to the building next door and I prefer to be a good neighbor.

    Is there anything I can do to muffle the sound from the outlet pipe a bit? Add more pipe so it's not pointing directly at their house? Put on some kind of baffle?

    Any thoughts appreciated.
  • Sean Morrison
    Sean Morrison Member Posts: 2

    Lennox G51MP "Elite" gas heater.

    Vents our through about 10 feet of PVC pipe. Thanks for responding.
  • ralphtheplumber_2
    ralphtheplumber_2 Member Posts: 7

    Ask your installer to add an elbow pointing down or a tee fitting to the end.

    As simple as that seems, this is not a d-i-y project. Gas furnaces are very sensetive about the length of vent pipe, size, slope, and number of fittings. You can easily void your warranty if you mess with it yourself.
  • heatboy
    heatboy Member Posts: 1,468
    Welcome to the world of.......

    "Pulse" technology. Not much (nothing) can be done to make it quiet. Bose noise cancelling headphones might help.

    The Radiant Whisperer

    "The laws of physics will outweigh the laws of ecomomics every time."
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