A chimney might be a really problematic area when it comes to soundproofing. Well, not that much for soundproofing as much as like source of the noise.
There are several types of noises that you can hear through your chimney. Firstly, you can hear the wind, scratching and banging noise coming down through the chimney.
Secondly, the chimney is like a resonating box of the guitar. It’s hallowed and a great sound transporter. If the walls happen to be thin then you might hear the noise coming from other room through the chimney- just like the noise from ventilation.
However, there are several simple solutions to your problem. I recommend you to go with the 1st and 2nd one, and save the third one if previous two fail to soundproof.
I have stopped chimney wind noise in my house and I got only to the first 2 methods- they did the job just fine. The last one is the most reliable, but luckily, I didn’t need it for my problem.
Now, let’s check out these 3 methods to soundproof your chimney.Continue reading
Just like every teenage boy in the world, my son likes playing video games.
Sometimes he would play that for so long, that his console would start overheating and the fan would start buzzing so loudly, that we couldn’t even hear the sound of the game on the TV.
Well, there is no pleasure in playing a game, and all you can hear is the sound of the console’s fan and the anxiety that it will soon go into the flames from overheating.
If he was playing games, my wife couldn’t even sit in the same room if she wanted to read or something.
And so we tried a few tricks and found our solution.
Hopefully, these few tricks will bring peace to your family as well.Continue reading
We all have a busy life, and noise somehow goes along with it! Nowadays it’s getting harder and harder to isolate yourself from all the annoying sounds. The sound of silence- seems so simple, but yet hardly achievable!
For that reason, people have been doing their best to discover the most efficient ways to soundproof their home so that they can enjoy a few minutes of peace.
In this article, I shall tell you more about thermocol. You will find out what it is, how it works and how good it is actually towards the environment.Continue reading
Treadmills are something that every one of us is very familiar with.
Whether we have used it, or only seen it only on a TV program, we know what it is and how it works and, of course, how good it can be.
If you like to take care of your health and like to be physically active, then you have certainly ran on a treadmill and you know how loud it can be sometimes.
I have completely stopped using mine when it began to make so much noise. And that meant that I completely forgot about doing some exercises. Not healthy at all!
So I decided to find a way to reduce the noise and make it quieter; for my own sake and the sake of my family.
I found out that the main problem with the noise was the impact noise. Whenever my feet touched the treadmill, it would bang, and it was like that with every step.
The faster I ran, the louder the noise got.
Not only was that the impact noise from my running, but the noise was coming from the motor, and that squeaking from the mat.
But before I list a few things that can make your treadmill quieter, let’s give a look at why they actually make those squeaking noises.Continue reading
There seem to be times when even the most organized of moms let their chores back up, forming one massive pile of to-dos that can’t possibly be finished in a single day. This applies especially to the working ladies of the world, who often stay up into the wee hours of the night catching up on random housework.
What we often seem to intentionally leave for the last minute is laundry, piles, and piles of laundry, I know I do. I also have an old, tired washing machine that makes an insane amount of noise and shakes up my entire house, which means there are only certain time slots during the day when I’m comfortable turning it on.
Other times, it’s either blasting along with my son’s loud music or making sure my afternoon nap never happens. But, it works perfectly fine, and since I can’t justify getting a new one, it got me thinking: how can I fix the noise issue without lashing out a huge sum of money on something I don’t really need?Continue reading
It is pretty much common knowledge among those living on their own that an apartment is by far one of the nosiest places to inhabit. There is noise coming from all directions from pets, fighting couples, loud stereos, babies… you name it.
Conversely, there is always a chance that the activities that you partake in yourself can cause issue with your neighbors as well. No matter if you cause noise by having company or playing music, whatever sound you create in your apartment can likely be heard by your neighbors.
This is why you will want to look into potentially soundproofing your apartment, and one of the best methods to do so is to soundproof your apartment floor. This helps absorb vibrations that are created by one’s daily noise and makes it possible to block out the noise of others.
In this article we will be taking a look at the ways in which you can make your own apartment into a haven that is safe from noise, both inside and out. We will be looking at the methods that can be used and the products you need to create a soundproof apartment floor, and without losing your security deposit on unauthorized modifications.Continue reading
If you are an enthusiast when it comes to keeping tropical fish like I am, then you are very well aware of the filters and how they can be.
There is no doubt that a fish tank filter is very important for your aquarium. It makes the water flow and keeps it nice and clean and the fish happy and healthy.
But sometimes the noises that are coming from your aquarium are far from relaxing, but quite the opposite. “My fish tank filter is making a grinding noise!” – That’s one of the most common complain I hear.
The noises coming from your fish tank can be very annoying and disturbing. They often come from the dirt and clog, it could have moved a little and be displaced, or it is just that some of the parts have broken.
Today, I will be talking about some ways of making your fish tank filter quieter.Continue reading
Making your home a quiet place can sometimes be a tricky job. There is no such thing as a magic wand that will make your home all of a sudden a better place to live.
You will need to make some measures of soundproofing before being able to finally enjoy your silence.
I’ve been asked a lot is there any kind of noise cancelling system for home, or noise protection that can definitely work. The answer is: there is!
Of course, as implementing any other system, you will need to make some layers of protection all over your home.
When I started building my soundproofing system for home, we were short on budget and needed to act quickly. Our baby couldn’t sleep because of a traffic noise and the neighbors all around the house.
So, we did some soundproofing but it wasn’t enough. We’ve covered windows and doors, but walls were still a wick point.
Therefore, if you intend to build the system that will completely work out, you will need to cover every single point of your home. From windows, ceiling, walls, doors, to even floor.Continue reading
If you are a musician or a sound recorder, then one of the major challenges that you must be facing is getting space to rent out your own recording studio. Even with space the monthly rent, as well as other expenses, can take a huge toll on your finances.
It is because of such setbacks, that people find it much easier to build a soundproof booth in your home. Not only will this help you cut on costs, it will also allow you to work from the comfort of your home.
Besides people who work with music and sound recording, you may also need a quiet place to just work from home. While some people have a home office for such needs, not everyone has space. In this case, a soundproof booth would be a great place to get all the work done even when everyone else is home.
You are probably wondering how exactly to go about building a soundproof booth in your home. Well, if that is the case, then this article is meant for you. So read on to find out why.Continue reading
You are probably wondering what is the cheapest method for soundproofing your walls and related to that, do egg cartons for soundproofing even work?
Well, there are a lot of reasons to believe that egg crates can do the job. Simply speaking, they are round and on the first sight, we might think that it can actually absorb some noise as it doesn’t bounce back from the solid, flat surface.
This is a myth and people are still testing it and believing in it. Egg crates can’t be used for soundproofing. But, they might be used for some other purpose, or to reduce some other type of the noise.
In this article, I will be explaining why egg crates can’t be used in soundproofing and offer you some other alternatives when it comes to soundproofingContinue reading