Author Topic: 2nd floor hot tub noise and vibration  (Read 5597 times)


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2nd floor hot tub noise and vibration
« on: January 11, 2006, 02:47:18 PM »
I doing some house renovation and will be adding a 2nd floor veranda that will have a hot tub on it.  The contractor plans to put a rubber membrane down and then add a deck over it (tied to surrounding beams, not sitting on the membrane), and the tub will sit on the deck.  

We can put the tub on a rubber mat, which will help with sound and vibration, but has anyone heard of putting rubber between wood beam connections to reduce vibration?  The contractor is worried that the rubber won't hold up over time and compromise the stability of the deck.

Is there another way to reduce vibration being transmitted from the deck to the house?  Any ideas/suggestions much appreciated!


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Re: 2nd floor hot tub noise and vibration
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2006, 02:47:50 AM »
OK, maybe I will get a response if I ask a different question.  

I would like reduce the sound transmitted from the hot tub to the room below the hot tub deck.  Would one layer of MLV in the ceiling of that room do the trick?  If not, what would?