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Author Topic: What degree of noise reduction is possible  (Read 2541 times)

Cecilia

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What degree of noise reduction is possible
« on: August 28, 2014, 01:13:14 AM »

We've just bought an apartment which is by the railway line.
It's a great apartment, and I thought I'd get used to the noise,
but I'm not...
The apartment has double glazed windows, but they don't seem very
effective.  I downloaded a decibel app last night and it seems that the
difference between the windows shut and open is a bit over 10 decibels.
(60 or so to about 48). 
 
Is this as good as it gets? Is the double glazing inferior? I've read your
replies that says a big pocket of air is important, I' can't tell how big it is,
but it seems not very big.

What would you advise?

Randy S

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Re: What degree of noise reduction is possible
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2014, 03:51:55 PM »

we would recommend the magnaseal system.
http://www.soundproofing.org/infopages/magnetseal_windows.htm

3/8" thick acrylic

with the greatest air gap possible.

Randy S.
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Cecilia

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Re: What degree of noise reduction is possible
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2014, 12:03:23 AM »

Thanks for your advice.