Author Topic: Reducing sound in the Basement  (Read 3177 times)

nezz621

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Reducing sound in the Basement
« on: February 20, 2007, 02:25:15 PM »
I'm attempting to sound proof my cellar and turn it into a home theater. I have a lot of sound issues that need to be adressed. Just so you know, i'm not looking to completely sound proof, this is just a budget project.

1. The water heater makes a ton of noise, and i will be walling it off. Do i need a vent for the water heater to get enough air ( i think the wall will be about 4 or 5 feet away from the heater).

(A)If it's a gas heater, you may need a vent for combustion.

2. Theres a woodstove we use to heat the rest of the house. There are ducts that lead up to the floors above to utilize the heat. How can I reduce the noise traveling through the ducts?

(A) You would need to cover or line the ducting with closed cell foam.  Use the mat at the chart at
http://www.soundproofing.org/sales/prices.html


3. The footsteps above are an issue. Right now i only have about 7' of clearance on from floor to ceiling. I need the most cost efficient way to reduce sound.

(A)The cheapest way is to put MLV with foam backing under the carpet above.  Otherwise you'll have to float a ceiling using soundclips.  You can remove the ceiling and float another one using minmum space if you recess the clips up between the joists somehow.  See http://www.soundproofing.org/infopages/channel.htm


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