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6 Simple Ways to Soundproof Interior Doors

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The importance of realizing what is the difference between interior and exterior door is huge, especially for soundproofing purposes.

Unlike exterior doors that are built of solid wood, interior doors usually have a hollow core. With that said, it’s easy to conclude that exterior doors are quite heavier, massive, while interior ones are frankly lighter.

This reflects into interior doors soundproofing power. They are a lot easier for the noise to pass through, unlike exterior doors.

Therefore, they require a bit more soundproofing.

I had interior doors all over my first apartment, and it was highly noisy. You could hear anyone without any problems behind those doors like there were no doors at all. So, I have found out about a couple of solutions.

Of course, changing doors is somewhat expensive, so soundproofing is a great alternative. In this article, I will explain basics of soundproofing interior doors, and hopefully help you solve your problem in the most effective way.

So, let’s get to the point.

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How Loud is too Loud for a Baby?

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For all of you parents out there who are worried about their baby’s health, especially when it comes to the noise, this is rather a common question: How loud is too loud for my baby?

In the world of noise pollution, we are surrounded by the noise anywhere we go. Transportation, parks, even staying in your own home is sometimes too loud, especially if you happen to be living in a big city.

Babies in general are quite sensitive, and so are their ears, so it is of utmost importance to take good care of your infants and their ears, in this matter.

Being unable to take care of its own self, your infant depends solely on you to take care of him/ her and protect him against harmful and loud sounds from all around him. Your purpose, when it comes to this topic, would be to be a guardian against unwanted damage to his/ her delicate ears and hearing.

Therefore, it is highly important to understand the levels of noise that can be harmful and know what they can do.

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Quieting Air Compressor: How to Make A Loud Air Compressor Quieter

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Air compressors are machines that can come in handy in various situations, and every home should have one.

They can serve you well for long, but there is often one thing that they lack in, and that is the noise they produce.

It seems to me that the lower the price, the louder the compressor you will get.

I know that spending a fortune on air compressors is not a solution, but getting loud ones and having your eardrum pierced is not a solution either.

I have done a little research and if you are looking for a solution to make your air compressor quieter, I hope that I can help you!

There are some easy solutions to your problem, and you will be able to forget that you even have an air compressor in no time.

But, before we start with the solutions, let’s give a quick look at air compressors and what makes them noisy.

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Soundproofing Walls without Removing Drywall: A How-To Guide

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Are you sick of that outdoor noise and loud traffic on a Sunday morning? Or your unpleasant neighbors’ loud talking and fighting? Or those students above your apartment that are constantly having parties?

If the answer to these questions and other similar ones is “yes” then you are in the right place.

However, if you are new to soundproofing, it must sound over complicated to you, and you might not even be sure if it is worth the effort.

But, trust me, it is.

I found out how easy it can be, and how proficiently I can soundproof our little nest with the simplest of tricks, and how cheap it can be.

Read on to find out what I did.

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How to Make a Generator Quieter for Camping and Home

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I am sure that you are very well familiar with the unpleasant buzz of a power generator.

Alas! We really need them.

If we take into account that we live in a country where power outages are not so unusual and come quite often, we can say that it is common sense to have a power generator at your home.

However handy they may come in the situations of emergencies, they have their own downsides.

The main downside of those power generators, I am sure that you already know, is that they are very loud. And no one wants to have that additional source of frustration when things are already not going as they should.

Imagine going camping. It would really be a downer if the generator was waking you up every night due to its unpleasant sound.

My family and I love camping, so we have had problems with noisy generators for ages! But we have finally found the solution.

For those of you who have found themselves in similar situations, I will try my best to guide you on how to make your generator quieter.

Hopefully, it will save your head, ears, nerves and sleep from that unbearable buzz.

Let us begin.

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Noisy Footsteps? Here’s How to Make Heels Quieter

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Many women derive pleasure in the click-clack sound of their high-heels as they walk down the hallways. High-heels are undeniably classy and professional, and they invite admirations from onlookers.

However, they can be annoying, especially if you’re working in highly conservative corporate places where silence is a priority. Imagine walking on a wood floor or in a hospital ward with patients sleeping that how annoyed patients can be.

Well, since you came here I am certain you’re a responsible woman wanting to silence her heels from the annoying click-clack sound. I’ve been there too, so, I made a research about effective solutions which I reviewed hereunder to also help you overcome the noisy heels.

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How To Soundproof a Bathroom in 6 Simple Steps

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There are a couple of reasons why you would want to soundproof the bathroom. For one, the flushing and showering can be really distracting to your guests especially if you have the bathroom right next to the living room or dining area.

Unfortunately, modern construction does not really take care of the issue of soundproofing. You can, however, come up with a couple of ways to ensure that the sound in your bathroom does not come out.

Of course, the soundproofing tips can range from really cheap ones to some that are a bit more expensive. Ultimately, you will have to decide on what works best for you.

Here are a couple of things that you can do to soundproof your bathroom.

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9 Cheapest Ways to Soundproof a Basement Ceiling

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You are probably wondering whether you really need to soundproof the basement. Well, yes! You actually need to.

For most people, the basement may not be a special room. But there are quite a number of unique ways in which you can use your basement for.

You can turn it into a home office, or even just a chill crib. You can also decide to turn it into the kid’s study room or if you are a bookworm like I am, make it your library!

However you decide to use the basement, it may be just as necessary to make it soundproof as any other room.

Of course, I wasn’t about to spend a lot of money soundproofing the basement since I was only going to be in there for a couple of hours.

The best news about it is that soundproofing your basement does not have to cost you a fortune. With a couple of dollars and a bit of energy, you can turn your basement into a quiet and peaceful haven. Here’s how to do it.

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CPAP Machine Noise Issues and Noise Reduction Tips

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CPAP machines or Continuous Positive Air Pressure Machines are machines that are used in therapy of sleep apnea.

Patients would wear a face mask that is connected to a pump that provides a natural flow of air into the nasal passages during sleep in order to keep the airway properly opened.

There are a lot of people who suffer from sleep apnea these days but are not diagnosed or do nothing about it. There is much less of those people who actually take some action and use a CPAP machine.

One of the reasons could be that these machines can be very loud and sometimes they don’t just affect you, but your partner or roommate as well.

All of the sucking noises and whistling noises coming from the air in a CPAP machine can be very unpleasant when you want to sleep at night.

Since these machines are meant to help you sleep better, but they are not due to the noise, here are a few tricks that you can use to make them quieter.

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How to Build a Soundproof Box for a Generator in 8 Simple Steps

How to Build a Soundproof Box for a Generator

We live in a place where natural disasters are not unknown, and they often lead to power outages.

Well, now, no one likes to be left in dark, is it right? And for that reason, power generators might come in very handy to us.

They are often used during and after power outages, while we are waiting for everything to get back on its feet again.

Subsequently, another inconvenience might show up. Generators can be very loud.

Just imagine the situation: a natural catastrophe occurs; there is an almost inevitable power outage; you are already frustrated and irritated enough, but you have remembered that you have a power generator in your house; so you find it, turn it on, and it starts buzzing like crazy.

Not very convenient now, is it?

Well, there are a few things that you can do.

First resolution to a buzzing power generator is buying a soundproof box for your generator. Alas, these generator quiet boxes are very expensive.

Yet, there is another resolution that I will be telling you about today. And that resolution is building your own soundproof box for a generator.

So, let’s begin from the scratch.

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