Author Topic: Putting in insulation in the ceiling  (Read 2771 times)

Stephanie

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Putting in insulation in the ceiling
« on: June 25, 2003, 03:16:58 PM »
Question:

When you put insulation in between the joists for soundproofing, how do you deal with all the water pipes, plumbing, electrical etc? A friend of mine brought that up for consideration ... saying that if you insulate - the water pipes might sweat ....

Just curious -

Stephanie

Boborther

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Re: Putting in insulation in the ceiling
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2003, 07:08:15 PM »
Stephanie,

That is a good question. Generally people who are seriously soundproofing will adhere a layer of the closed cell foam mat to the piping or duct work. This material will help keep the pipes from over sweating, and will not deteriorate if it does get wet.
Now Stephanie, I sure hope you are using Rock wool, Mineral wool, or cut wool fibers for your insulation, and not the pink fiberglass stuff. The pink insulation has a tendency to transmit sound through it's fibers, we all remember that  from "Soundproofing 101", Right?
Steph, thanks for another interesting post.

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