Author Topic: sound proofing electrical outlet boxes/etc on a shared/common wall  (Read 8152 times)

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randy,
thanks for helping me soundproof my door (older thread) --- things are much better now with the foam tape and the rubber door sweeps/etc.

i am probably unable to do another layer of drywall anytime soon, but every little bit counts.

common/shared wall consists of: 2 layers of drywall on my side, then metal studs, then 2 layers of drywall on the neighbors side

what do you guys sell or what can do i to maybe make my outlet boxes that are in the drywall a bit more soundproof? caulk or anytype of sealant?

thanks,

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Re: sound proofing electrical outlet boxes/etc on a shared/common wall
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2010, 03:52:01 PM »
Make sure you have caulked between the drywall layers and the outlet box itself.

Remove the outlet from the box and caulk the 4 holes in the back of the box, replace the outlet to box.
Then go buy the INSULATED SWITCH AND OUTLET PLATE COVERS.
These should come with a white piece of foam on the inside of each cover.

Randy Sieg

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Re: sound proofing electrical outlet boxes/etc on a shared/common wall
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2010, 06:08:46 PM »
i have some of that acoustic caulk left over (that i bought from this site) - will that type of caulk be appropriate for in between the cut edges of the drywall and the outlet box?

ill remove the outlet itself (from the box) and fill the back of the box with caulk.

do you sell those insulted plate covers here? or just look at local hardware stores in my area? thanks,

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Re: sound proofing electrical outlet boxes/etc on a shared/common wall
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2010, 06:24:20 PM »
Yes, the acoustical caulk is correct. And we dont sell the covers, you can buy those at the local hardware store.
Randy Sieg

Super Soundproofing Co
www.soundproofing.org
888-942-7723
Ph. 760-752-3030
Fax.760-752-3040


 

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