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Soundproofing Forum Topics => Sound Control if you're Renting - Apartments, Condo, ETC => Topic started by: daleB on July 26, 2011, 05:32:12 AM

Title: Water heater in adjacent room
Post by: daleB on July 26, 2011, 05:32:12 AM
I share a wall with a large storage room that has a water heater inside. The water heater is positioned very closely to the shared wall. The shared wall is already very thick but i can still faintly hear water running through the water heater as a low hum. I originally thought to cover the shared wall in the storage room with studiofoam but the water heater and piping is too close to the wall and there isn't enough space in between. Are there any simple options without construction? If i put studiofoam in my room on the shared wall would that help?  If I still put studiofoam on the shared wall in the storage room all around the water heater (but not directly in between) would that help? Perhaps putting studiofoam on each side of the shared wall? should I be using any different products?  I've read from many users that studiofoam is very effective at keeping noise and vibrations out even when scattered on a wall. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. thanks.   
Title: Re: Water heater in adjacent room
Post by: Randy S on August 15, 2011, 04:30:50 PM
You can try it but I highly doubt you see dramatic reductions...The noise is going through the pipes and hard connections to the wall or in the wall ....the only way to truly get good reduction would be to open the wall and decouple everything in contact to the pipes then float the wall...