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Soundproofing Forum Topics => Other Soundproofing Questions => Topic started by: dek785 on February 05, 2011, 02:59:48 AM

Title: Soundproofing Part Of A Garage Used As A Woodworking Workshop
Post by: dek785 on February 05, 2011, 02:59:48 AM

 My plan is to divide a garage to form a small separate soundproof area approximately 6' X 12'to 14' for a table saw, a router table, a planer, and any work requiring the use of a handheld circular saw which apparently is the loudest of them all. I need the 12' or 14' length to allow for ripping on the tablesaw, which I could rotate 90 degrees for crosscutting if necessary. I'm wondering if an STC rating of 60 would be sufficient to keep the neighbors happy. This enclosure would need ventilation of course, including some means of dust collection. There would be one door but no windows.

I would like to construct this with standard building materials except for things like special adhesives and caulking and possibly resilient channels.

At this point I'm wondering what your forum members think of this idea and if any of them have any experience with a similar project. Thank you.
Title: Re: Soundproofing Part Of A Garage Used As A Woodworking Workshop
Post by: Randy S on February 07, 2011, 06:23:46 PM
we have plenty experience doing workshops...it would be best to contact me directly to discuss your options.
There are basic principles that have to met in order to gain the greatest noise reduction.
Here is my direct number.

Randy S.
760-752-3030 ext 104.
Title: Re: Soundproofing Part Of A Garage Used As A Woodworking Workshop
Post by: johnbergstromslc on February 08, 2011, 03:46:31 PM
Before you spend any money, talk to your neighbors.  Tell them the situation and perhaps do a test so they will see how loud the noise will be in their space.  If you work out a reasonable schedule, it might not be a problem for them...

But to answer your question, an STC of 60 will be more than enough to contain your shop noise.  The tools are noisy, but in the higher frequencies mostly.  An STC 60 partition will have more attenuation in the higher frequencies.