Author Topic: Soundproof advice for a backyard workshop  (Read 5018 times)

danstar25

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Soundproof advice for a backyard workshop
« on: September 07, 2008, 05:55:27 AM »
I have been researching around the net for the last several weeks looking to find a way from waking up my family and neighbors.
I have a 12' x 16' tuff shed and I want to be sure I am not going overboard on sound control. The neighbors house is at most 20' from the back of my shed.
I have been looking at this site http://www.soundproofing101.com/soundproofing_3.htm and a few others.

If I seal all the cracks, insulate the walls, install resilient channel on the studs, double hang 5/8" sheet rock on the walls, in you opinions will this get me taken care of??or am i undershooting the mark?
Thanks

Mark Daveis

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Re: Soundproof advice for a backyard workshop
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2008, 07:49:55 PM »
Depends how loud the noise will be. I mean a lot more than 90 decibels or not?
If more then you need more serious soundproofing.
Some power tools can be very loud if that is what yuou will be using. :)

danstar25

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Re: Soundproof advice for a backyard workshop
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2008, 10:46:03 PM »
I use your normal wodworking tools: tablesaw, router, scrollsaw, drillpress etc. Along with compressor and air tools. A quick google search has told me that the the tools i use will be averaging in the 80db up to 120db range.

danstar25

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Re: Soundproof advice for a backyard workshop
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2008, 02:33:55 AM »
Can anyone offer me some good advice that will not kill my pocketbook?

Mark Daveis

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Re: Soundproof advice for a backyard workshop
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2008, 05:43:37 PM »
I have a electric planer and yes very loud at about 120 decibels.
Simple answer is buy lots of sand/cement and do a diy concrete room otherwise you are looking at a room within a room structure to contain that sort of loud noise. :)

 

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