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    Posted: 10 Jun 2024 at 12:33pm
Hey guys, 

Has anyone tried to dampen the furnace? 

I sleep light during the night and wakes up a lot when the furnace kicks in. 

(A electric heater is not feasible in this case). 

Thanks.  
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Post Options Post Options   Quote gpokluda Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jun 2024 at 2:39pm
I’m not sure how it would be done given the tight space (at least on a 179 it was tight). We resorted to sleeping with good quality ear plugs.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote StephenH Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Jun 2024 at 9:55pm
I made a heat deflector to turn the flow of the hot air out into the cabin instead of under the bed.  Because I lined it with self-adhesive foil-faced foam, it had the added benefit of muffling the sound a little bit. The other thing we did was to turn around so that our pillows were toward the wardrobe side. Since the furnace was no longer under our heads, it helped also. The third thing was to run a small O2 Cool fan. That provides a little white noise. Between the three, we were able to sleep better. The pictures of the deflector should still be somewhere in my mods. I have not looked lately to see if the pictures were still there.

Do an advanced search and expand the date range to all posts. The default is six months or newer. This would miss the older posts with the information.

Edit:  This topic has more information. the pictures of  my build are no longer there.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote renhui Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 Jun 2024 at 9:47pm
Thanks for the ideas.  (also on the search function)

Hopefully I can test out the ideas this weekend. 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Leo B Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 Jun 2024 at 4:10am
We use Jackery 1000 and when we are off grid we use a small electric heater. The heater we have has a timer and a remote so we can control it from bed. We can also use the jackery for cpaps , charging phones etc. We have a 100-watt solar panel connected to the Jackert so it is charging each day and full by nighttime use.
The Jackery is a bit expensive but to me it pays for itself in a short amount of time.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote zzimmer3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Jun 2024 at 8:23am
i've seen noise dampening for the AC units, has anyone ever tried those? it looks like Styrofoam blocks that curve the air flow to help quite the noise. i haven't ever ran my furnace (only ran it to make sure it worked), but i think the AC is very loud.  
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