Author Topic: washer and dryer  (Read 3415 times)

brettly

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washer and dryer
« on: April 25, 2012, 04:50:54 PM »
I'd like to build a platform for my washer and dryer to stop any impact or airborne noise from traveling below to my basement. The subfloor is currently 10" floor joists filled with fiberglass batting with 3/4 osb screwed directly to to the floor joists. The ceiling in the basement is 1/2 drywall nailed to the ceiling joists. I can't decouple the ceiling because my basement is a rental. I would like to float or decouple the platform from the floor but any advice on how to do it the best way. 

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Re: washer and dryer
« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2012, 05:43:56 PM »
give us a call direct, we have a isolated floating floor system that would perfect.. not shown on our website.

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johnbergstromslc

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Re: washer and dryer
« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2012, 11:16:32 PM »
Isolation pads work great for structure-borne vibration, but they will do very little for airborne sound - maybe partially block just the sound paths directly under the appliances.

Your tenant will have to live with the airborne noise that remains, or you will have to do some remodeling...

guitarsanddrums

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Re: washer and dryer
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2012, 12:05:00 AM »
Would sound deadening paint that's used on vehicles that cut down vibration noise be something that could help some with this?

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Re: washer and dryer
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2012, 12:17:39 AM »
Would sound deadening paint that's used on vehicles that cut down vibration noise be something that could help some with this?

I'll pretend you didn't just ask that....

There is no such thing as 'sound-deadening paint'.  There are rubber and viscoelastic compounds, applied in thick layers, but these are mostly for dampening the vibration and preventing resonance from the metal of the vehicle.  Once the vibration is attenuated, it does a fairly good job of blocking the airborne sound as well.

Impractical (not to mention expensive) in an architectural application.  Stick with tried and true methods...

 


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Re: washer and dryer
« Reply #5 on: December 09, 2012, 06:29:34 AM »
Would sound deadening paint that's used on vehicles that cut down vibration noise be something that could help some with this?

No, the "Sound Deadening Paint" we sell is just for reducing noise and vibration thru metal panels like floor boards of vehicles and has little effect on common residential walls, etc.

http://soundproofing.org/infopages/liquid.htm

Use anti-vibration pads found here:
http://www.soundproofing.org/infopages/vibrationpads.htm#Vib

The "Dimple Pads" seem to work best.


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Re: washer and dryer
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2012, 12:10:15 AM »
wouldn't painting the exterior of the washing machine and dryer with sound deadening paint reduce the vibration at the source?

 

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