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Title: Sound proof wall between server room and office
Post by: jschlist on July 31, 2010, 01:11:47 AM
I do the tech support for a small private school in Fresno California, and recently I acquired an office-mate who uses one side of the room and I use the other.   This was fine with me, but unfortunately some of my servers and networking equipment make a lot of noise and my new office-mate is about to go nuts.  We also need to install some additional hardware which will make even more noise, so the plan is to put a wall between us to stop the noise.

What would it take to ensure she doesn't hear the hum from all the fans running in my switches and servers?  It really isn't that loud, but I want to make sure she doesn't hear it AT ALL.  In addition to this, there will need to be a door in the wall as well, as the only doors to the room are on her side of the office.

My estimate is that the room is currently about 12x25.  My room will be about 12x15, and hers 12x10.  The networking equipment will be on the opposite side of my room from her wall.

Thanks!

-Travis
Title: Re: Sound proof wall between server room and office
Post by: Randy S on August 02, 2010, 04:35:22 PM
Just build a standard wall using cotton fiber insulation in the cavity and a layer of mass loaded vinyl with 5/8" sheet rock on both sides.Also use putty pads for every outlet and switch box.
Make sure you install a Solid Core door not a hollow bedroom door. Make sure the door is sealed correctly.
This should be fine for the type of noise your dealing with.
You can contact me anytime if you would like an estimate.

Randy S.
760-752-3030 ext 104
Title: Re: Sound proof wall between server room and office
Post by: whatismisophonia on February 15, 2012, 08:32:25 AM
Why puddy pads? Arent those expensive and not made for soundproofing? If you wanted to go that way, why not just plaster some cheap roofing cement around the backside of the outlet and the gaps?
Title: Re: Sound proof wall between server room and office
Post by: Randy S on February 15, 2012, 05:34:50 PM
Ok sounds good to me...try it and let us know how it works.... I would check with building codes to make sure first....not my area of expertise.
I know we used to use acoustical caulk if you cant access the back of the box.