Author Topic: Converted Garage and water heater hum  (Read 4029 times)


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Converted Garage and water heater hum
« on: August 23, 2005, 01:19:04 AM »
I have just converted my garage to a small theater / music room where I can escape from the wife, Kids and mother-in-law.
Ajacent to the inner wall is the laundry room which also houses the water heater and the main fuse panel and a small electrical pump for the water heater.
I have an electrical hum though out the walls and in the room. I think it is also being carried by the water pipes that feed through the wall.
I do not have an option of tearing out the dry wall (Construction + Wife = Divorce) and soundproofing from the inside, so I need an external treatment I was looking at foam but I think it would make the room look too small so can I use some sort of Dynamat (But not so outrageously expensive) substitute. Or would a spray acoustical treatment work.
If I can use a spray what sort of finish will it leave can it be painted?
Thanks for any suggestions.


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Re: Converted Garage and water heater hum
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2005, 09:19:01 PM »
Sounds like a simple "Reduce sound coming through the wall" situation.  This can easily be done by appling MLV to the wall and covering with drywall panels, tape off and paint.

If the existing wall doesn't have any sound blocking qualities, have a look at
 for other options!

BJ Nash