New Furnace with Extremly Loud Outside Noise

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Old 10-25-08, 09:28 AM
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New Furnace with Extremly Loud Outside Noise

I just had a furnace installed last week and there is an exhaust pipe this is coming out of the side of my house. When my furnace comes on, it creates a LOUD roaring noise, so loud that my neighbors can hear it in thier house. Is this normal? I have contacted the installer and he's telling me that this is normal, but none of my neighbors have loud furnace noises. They are coming out to look at it, but I need to know if I have a legimate complaint.
 
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Old 10-25-08, 10:43 AM
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You probably have a legitimate gripe. Granted some are louder than others but none should be as loud as you say your's is. A number of years ago a group of neighbors got together & forced (via a lawsuit) another homeowner in the neighborhood to get rid of his new furnace due to the noise.
 
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Obviously say if the ventor fan is out of balance, it will make noise. But say a person hears this loud whoosh or roar sound. Is it legal to say change the exhaust pipe size to a larger size?, and maybe get rid of a high velocity sound, maybe? You'd think there'd be a creative solution to this.

Or could it be that a restrictor plate behind the ventor got left out?

You'd think there has to be SOME cause for this. Can't believe factory engineers would have allowed this in their product line.
 
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Old 10-25-08, 04:45 PM
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The furnace I was talking about was an early Lennox Pulse. It didn't take too many lawsuits for Lennox to come out with a muffler.
Most noisy appliances today are traceable to failure to follow the installation instructions. Once in a great while there will be a mechanical problem but they are rare.
 
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Old 10-25-08, 07:21 PM
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What is the make and model of your furnace?

Where is this vent going out to, and what is faces? (Neighbor's house?)
 
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