Author Topic: Oil Burner in basement  (Read 4327 times)

Andrew Busa

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Oil Burner in basement
« on: January 10, 2001, 02:04:35 PM »
Hi,
Last summer we divided our basement into two pieces, with
a 25X25 piece used for a pool table and a home theater.
The other piece housed the oil burner and oil tank and general
storage.  
The two pieces of the basement were separated by a wall
with simple blue board on one side (the finished side) and plywood on the
other side.
There are also two doors that connect the two pieces.
The oil burner is generating a lot of noise in the winter and is
disturbing our home theater enjoyment.
What are some simple techniques we could use to knock
down some of that oil burner noise?
Thanx
Andy

bjnash

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Re: Oil Burner in basement
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2001, 05:00:41 PM »
: Hi,
: Last summer we divided our basement into two pieces, with
: a 25X25 piece used for a pool table and a home theater.
: The other piece housed the oil burner and oil tank and general
: storage.  
: The two pieces of the basement were separated by a wall
: with simple blue board on one side (the finished side) and plywood on the
: other side.
: There are also two doors that connect the two pieces.
: The oil burner is generating a lot of noise in the winter and is
: disturbing our home theater enjoyment.
: What are some simple techniques we could use to knock
: down some of that oil burner noise?
: Thanx
: Andy
A: Satrt with the doors, make sure they fit the frames tightly, no gaps.  If so, seal them with a foam seal kit from the hardware store.  You may have to change them to solid core, exterior doors.  Make sure your wall goes to the ceiling!  Consider building a swing out noise control panel to place a barrier to noise in front of the furnace.  It can be lined with our soundproofing mat for added effect.  If this is not enough, go to the web page below for details on how to soundproof the wall.