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Soundproofing Forum Topics => Sound Control if you're Renting - Apartments, Condo, ETC => Topic started by: Silencer on May 17, 2009, 05:57:00 PM

Title: Silencing an old fridge
Post by: Silencer on May 17, 2009, 05:57:00 PM
Hello and thanks in advance for any support on this issue.

I live in a nice apartment that has a fridge which makes a noisy ruckus.  I've asked maintenance to check it out, and they and management are not going to replace it.  In searching for sound-reducing options, I came across this website.

The fridge measures 66" high, 25 3/4" deep, 27" wide with 1 1/2" vertical handles.  The freezer and fridge handles are left-justified on their respective compartments.  Drawing a line diagonal out from the handles would point right into the living room--one area where the silence is desired.  Not sure how effective an adhesive sound-blocker on the exposed side and front would be if the handles prevent a seal.  If there's even an 80% reduction, that would be fantastic.  Could I get the sound-blocker material off once I move? 

Can I use the same technique for a noisy PS2 fan if I don't block the air intake?  Would adhering sound-blocking material to the top and sides have a desirable effect?

Comments / concerns welcome.  Again thanks,
Brent
Title: Re: Silencing an old fridge
Post by: Randy S on May 18, 2009, 03:56:59 PM
Read this article from our website on soundproofing appliances.
http://www.soundproofing.org/infopages/soundproofing_appliances.htm

When you have a direct airborne path (path of least resistance) the best result will always be putting up a barrier in between. When that is not an option 80% reduction is a high expectation.