Author Topic: copper pipes in ceilings for hot water heat  (Read 3468 times)


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copper pipes in ceilings for hot water heat
« on: July 13, 2003, 08:18:59 PM »
What combinations might work for a basement apartment with a ceiling that is criss-crossed by the copper pipes of an oil fired hot water heating system?

The impact noise of foot traffic above is also a problem.

Thank you.



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Re: copper pipes in ceilings for hot water heat
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2003, 09:07:52 PM »
Mary Ellen,

The pipes would need to be wrapped in a material called closed cell foam mat. This would adhere around the copper pipes with either contact cement or other industrial adhesive (Liquid Nailz etc) or you could simply use duct tape to adhere the foam mat to the pipes. This foam is specifically designed to absorb and block sound, and is excellent for piping both copper and PVC type.
That should take care of the pipes, but as far as the foot fall noises from above, the best method wouyld be to float the ceiling down below with either resilient channels or the SSP soundclips. For more on these products and methods, see the links below. Thanks for the post Mary Ellen.

Mary Ellen, the last link applies to a soundproof room within a room, but the floating techniques are explained in detail, so please read this little soundproofing scenario.

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