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Garden Shed To Deflect Noise From Neighbors Yard
« on: February 24, 2011, 03:32:50 PM »
The scene: Master bedroom with patio slider 8 feet away from 6' tall block fence. Neighbors stereo and noise emanating from 10' to 30' behind block fence.

The plan: Deflect noise by building a 4' deep 12' long 14' tall garden shed. Shed to be built on 4x4s and plywood to allow it to be classified a temporary structure but placed 2’ from block fence. We will probably have to anchor it someway as I'm a little concerned over it being top heavy and more than 4' wide won't work in the space I have. The city says that I can not build a permanent structure closer than 5' from the property line (although both of my neighbors have done so.) The city also says I could build a 2 story high shed and if under 120 ft sq need not be inspected. 

The questions:
1. Will basic T-111 siding over 2x4 construction and the 4' of space inside the shed be enough to reflect the sound back to the source and/or out?


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Re: Garden Shed To Deflect Noise From Neighbors Yard
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2011, 11:23:43 PM »
The shed might not be big enough if they are 30' away. so if your gonna build it start off with just the basic standard construction to see if the size of the shed will help. If it does than you can always add mass to the outside to increase it sound blocking value.
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