Author Topic: Soundproofing Radiant Heat Ceiling?  (Read 3194 times)

TotallyNormal

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Soundproofing Radiant Heat Ceiling?
« on: August 23, 2011, 03:44:13 PM »
I can hear footfall from the unit above my 1970s condo in San Diego. The ceiling contains the radiant heat for my unit. I think the heating system will not work well if I add a layer or two of drywall over the ceiling, and definitely won't work if I tear out the ceiling. Is there a cost-effective way to reduce the footfall noise? Thanks.

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Re: Soundproofing Radiant Heat Ceiling?
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2011, 04:16:47 PM »
If you don't want to effect your ceiling, your only option left would be to soundproof the floor above.
Can you get access to the other unit?
what type of finish flooring is upstairs? carpet or wood?

The downside is You are not allowed to do anything to your type of ceiling system what so ever, if you have to address the noise problem from your ceiling you will end up having to purchase a new type of heating system(wall mounted) for your condo because it would be against code(in San Diego) to put the wire system back in. 
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