Soundproofing an apartment -----

Greg J Szekeres szekeres+ at pitt.edu
Sat Jul 25 00:19:26 EST 1998


In article <6p87p8$h1h$1 at netnews.upenn.edu>,
Jon Held <heldj at hotmail.com> wrote:
 >Hello! I have a soundproofing question.  My new apartment has a sound problem 
 >- there is an exhaust fan (from a restaurant) near my back door. Much of the 
 >sound winds up in my apt - mostly mid-range "whining".  It's loud, and 
 >frustrating.  I want to insulate the back of the apt (on the outside) with 
 >something.  There is a thin back door, a wall above it which is just 2 layers 
 >of thin plywood, and a skylight on the ceiling nearby.  
 >
 >Which material would be best for blocking the sound-
 >1) Wood
 >2) Styrofoam, or
 >3) Standard white ceiling tiles (Don't know what they're made from - 
 >fiberglass?  I have a few unused ones)
 


 4) Particle board, even better, MDF.
You need WEIGHT, allthough anything is likely to improve conditions.

If the fan is attached to the same structure as yours the wall may be
shaking.

greg


 >
 >Any advice on this question or other tips on soundproofing greatly 
 >appreciated.





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