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Boat Engine Soundproofing: How to Reduce Noise & Vibrations

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In all honesty, I never quite understood the appeal of boats and cruising in them until I was a fair bit into adulthood. It just seemed like a pointless risk to me, the sort of thing you do when you feel like getting the same enjoyment out of lying at the beach is too ordinary for you.

My mind has been changed, though not entirely, by relatively recent events. My family and I were invited to go on a friend’s boat, out into the water to cruise and have fun.

My husband was loving every moment, acting like he was going to buy about 4 different boats as soon as we got back. My kids loved it even more, somehow, taking photos and just having a blast.

Then the noise became noticeable. An ungodly, core-shaking level of loudness that nearly ruined it for me.

I kept thinking about suggesting various solutions and ways to mitigate this to the boat’s owner. Let’s go into them now.

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How to Soundproof Sliding Glass Doors

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Let’s face it, a sliding glass door just looks nice. It’s got a sort of elegance to it that appeals to anyone who likes to make their home as lovely as possible.

I know me and my family enjoy ours since it gives us a lovely view of the outside and our porch. Since it’s not always prudent to go outside, the door at least allows for a kind of second-hand enjoyment.

However, let’s not kid ourselves. These doors have a few problems.

Unlike most other doors, they’re much harder to soundproof and they’re definitely going to need it sometimes. After all, even interior doors are much sturdier and thicker than them, which means sound can pass through easily.

This isn’t normally a huge issue, but what if you have one of these problems crop up:

-You suddenly have very noisy neighbors move in and they’re right in the direction of your sliding doors. You’re going to be treated to noise, more noise and then some noise for dessert.
-Construction work starts up and while most of the noise can at least be muffled, the glass doors let it all in. Definitely not an ideal situation, nor one you want to find yourself in.
-You get a spell of bad weather. It happens, all too frequently these days, that bad weather hits us unexpectedly and you can bet on it being loud as well as unpleasant.

While there are many more, let’s not dwell on them. Let’s try, instead, to both hone in on the problem and then solve it.

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Soundproofing and Acoustic Treatment: What’s the Difference?

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Yeah, the world is a big noisy place, we know that, but what can one do about it? As a matter of fact, one gets the right picture of how many sounds are there only when one starts building a studio.

It’s a terrifying moment indeed because you realize that you are about to be in a real battle – human vs sound! But, the good news is that, with my useful tips, you can actually be a winner.

Here I shall tell you more about soundproofing and acoustic treatment in general. Are they the same thing? Which is the most successful way of dealing with various sounds from different sources? These are just some of the questions we shall try to answer.

The big question of acoustics is the one that troubles all musicians, and having a top-quality equipment is not always helpful, if the room properties themselves do not allow sound to be well distributed.

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STC Ratings for Windows: Best Windows for Sound Reduction

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If you live in a busy area with plenty of traffic passing by, or next to a pedestrian street that is always filled with people, you’re probably not too thrilled that you have to put up with all of that noise.

Perhaps you’re woken up every single morning by the annoying sound of your neighbor mowing the lawn really loudly when you just want to get some sleep, or you live next to a construction site or a playground.

Whatever your problem may be, I am probably right in guessing that the idea of soundproofing your living space has crossed your mind at least once.

No matter what you’re planning to soundproof, it is always very useful to know at least the approximate STC rating for different kinds of materials before you decide on the type of material you will use.

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How to Make a Bow Quieter and Silence It

How to Make a Bow Quieter

Have you ever tried archery and thought to yourself “Wow, how did they manage to hunt with such loud weapons back in the days”? Because I sure have.

We’ve recently bought a bow for our son to practice shooting at a target, and he’s been complaining about the very loud vibrations coming from the bowstring and the limbs, as well as some other noises it was making.

Determined to find the solution to this sound-related problem as well, I’ve done a little researching. Aside from making the bow quieter, I have even managed to improve its performance a little.

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Soundproofing 3D Printer: Motor, Axes, Vibration and Fan Noise Reduction

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With rising popularity, 3D printers have opened a whole new world of possibilities for creative people. It helps them materialize all the unique and fantastic ideas. As expected, the machine with such amazing powers has to be a complex one. And consequently, is a noisy one.

The printer works more and more, turning your dreams into reality, and the sound becomes more noticeable. Some people get used to it, but the others look for solutions how to soundproof a 3D printer. Luckily, there are many solutions! What’s even better, majority of them are affordable, so you can solve the issue in no time! Now let’s take a look at how to reduce noise in a 3D printer!

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How to Reduce Blender Noise: 10 Different Ways

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Today, blenders are a part of a healthy everyday life. Most of us love to drink delicious smoothies, natural juices, fruit yogurts, and thick vegetable soups.

You are probably wondering why someone would need to reduce blender noise. Well, that question has not crossed my mind before I bought my new, ultra loud blender!

I decided to do something. My husband wanted to replace the blender with a quieter blender.

On the other side, I was satisfied with blender’s quality. Also, I didn’t want to buy a new blender and spend more money on something that I already had, but truth be told, that blender was really loud.

I decided to do a little research on this topic and find a solution, or at least reduce the noise that the blender was making to a tolerable level.

Here are some of the things you can do if you have this problem and at the end of this article I will tell you what I chose.

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Soundproof Washing Machine: How to Make It Quieter

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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?

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Fuel Pump Making Whining Noise: Reasons Why & How to Quiet It

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Electric or mechanical, a fuel pump is an essential part of all vehicles nowadays. It’s a device that transfers fuel from the gas tank to the engine or carburetor. Once you hear some unusual sounds when your vehicle is operating, like high-pitched whining or buzzing, be sure that something’s wrong with the fuel pump.

When a fuel pump doesn’t work properly, severe damages to the internal car parts may occur, which is why you need to diagnose and fix the issue ASAP.

In this article, I shall tell you more about how the fuel pump actually works, what are the most common reasons for malfunctions, and of course, the most important, how to quiet the pump.

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