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Author Topic: Building Server Closet  (Read 1536 times)

soundpr00fer

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Building Server Closet
« on: June 24, 2015, 08:02:40 PM »

I just purchased a new house and moved in over the weekend.

I am looking to have a contractor build a closet for me in my office which I can use to house a few servers and other computer equipment which runs my house's wifi and entertainment system.

I am in the planning stages of this project and am just looking for advice on the best way to approach it.

The contractor suggested soundrock/quietrock as a possible option and I am planning to do that for the walls.  Does anyone have any opinion on this?

And then, I am going to have tile installed where the carpet is.  Are there things I should look at to help deaden the sound transfer through the ground?

Lastly, I know the door is going to have a huge impact on the sound.  Are there specific materials or types of closet doors I should be looking at which aren't outrageously expensive that I could use for this purpose?  What about for the seal? 

Thanks for any and all help.

Randy S

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Re: Building Server Closet
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2015, 03:40:05 PM »

Make sure you insulated all the walls and increase the mass of the wall 2 or 3 times heavier then normal. Or you can use mass loaded vinyl.
http://www.supersoundproofingsales.com/Mass-Loaded-Vinyl-4W-per-foot/productinfo/09-00005-48/
Use a solid core door (heavy as you can get) and make sure you use seals.
http://www.soundproofing.org/infopages/soundproofing_doors.htm
When it comes to the floor make sure you use a hardie backer or cement board before your tile goes down then just use anti vibration pads under anything on the floor that might create noise/vibration.
http://www.supersoundproofingsales.com/Vibration-Pads/products/25/

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