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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Quietest Air Compressors 2019: Reviews and Buying Guide

Quieting Air Compressor

When you’re a passionate DIY-er or an experienced garage warrior, you know that efficiency is the name of the game. No matter what people say, bigger isn’t always better. But bigger is certainly louder. This goes for the air compressors as well.

Or, does it?

People use these machines for a variety of tasks. These things save your time and money. As my recent research shows, a competent air compressor can save your ears from an exposure to constant noises in the garage or at the shop as well.

But the trick is to find the right product. In this post, you’ll find a shortlist of the quietest air compressors that go well with any kind of air tool and have longer lifecycles.

Of course, there’s the buying guide tucked in there for good measure as well. There, I’ve gone into great details about how to pick the ideal product for your household and professional duties.

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Best Acoustic Panels and Soundproof Foam 2019 (with Installation Guide)

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Whether you are trying to deal with the traffic noise, noisy neighbors or perhaps you do not want to disturb the neighbors with noise from your studio, then you will certainly want to soundproof your house.

Depending on your budget and how much sound you want to block out, there are a couple of ways that you can achieve a soundproof home.

Acoustic foam panels are perhaps some of the cheapest methods you can use to achieve sound deadening in your home.

I love taking on new soundproofing projects and when a friend asked me help set up a spare room in her house for her YouTube channel, I was more than happy to. We set out looking for the best foam panels and the experience was definitely worth it.

If you are looking to purchase and install some acoustic foam panels, there’s no doubt that you may feel overwhelmed. Well, this article is meant for you.

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How to Block Noise From the Neighbors: 6 Best Ways (That Work!)

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There’s nothing as annoying as having to deal with noisy neighbors. Of course, you could always move, but what if it only gets worse at your new place?

A few years ago I moved houses and at first, I was excited. My joy was, however, shortlived.

It took me about a week to realize how huge of a mistake I had made. The noise from my neighbors was just unbearable. Seeing as I had just recently started working from home, I needed to find a solution.

I considered moving out, but I had just moved in and I still had a whole year on my lease contract. The only viable option, it seemed, was to find a way to block all the noise from the neighbors.

I have always loved DIY projects, so I got into this wholeheartedly. I had so much fun doing it and most of all, it solved the problem. I can now work peacefully, without worrying about all the noise from the neighbors.

Noisy neighbors can get on your nerves, especially after a hard day’s work and all you want is to relax. So get your toolbox out and try some of these things. You will love the peace and quiet that comes with it.

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Quietest Tower Fans 2019: Reviews and Buying Guide

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Tower fans are great at cooling large open-air spaces, as compared to air conditioners. They work in a simple and straightforward manner by moving the air around a room in order to create a wind-like effect.

Using a tower fan will definitely make you feel cooler, especially during summer. They provide you with the same kind of breeze you would experience if you were to go out in nature on a windy day.

What fans do in general is to cool you, instead of cooling the environment, and the air circulates around the room decreasing the temperature, which is not visible with the naked eye unless you use a thermometer. For this reason, they are appliances that every household should have.

If you are like me, and the temperatures skyrocket especially in summer, nothing gives me more joy than spending my days enjoying a good book while the fan gets rid of all that hot air. Of course, an ice-cold drink is never far away from me.

Now, I have tried many different types of fans, and for years I used the standing fans which I would keep very close to me, but, they were way too noisy, plus, I would almost always end up with a bad cold. I decided to try out the tower fans, and after a long search, I found what I needed. I love it because it keeps me extremely cool, is very quiet, and I never have a runny nose afterward.

For this reason, I decided to do a review of some of the best quiet tower fans in the market today, so you can also be enlightened. I hope you will love this review.

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Car Soundproofing: How to Reduce Road Noise in Car

How to Make Your Car Exhaust Quieter

Chances are, if you work a normal 9-5 job, you may have got yourself stuck in traffic at one time or another. It happens to nearly everybody, and its something that is nearly impossible to entirely avoid.

While you sit there in traffic, sun beating down on top of your windshield, the noise of construction equipment, angry drivers, and stereos that are way too loud start to take their toll on you. If only there was a way to drown out all this noise to make this experience at least a little less painful.

You happen to be in luck, as there exist many ways in which one can muffle the noise of the world outside their car. Today we will take a look at some of the methods in which you can soundproof your car!

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How to Soundproof a Wall Cheaply: 6 Affordable Ways!

Soundproof a Hole in the Wall

Are you short with money? Do you lack some peace due to outdoor noise? Then, this is the right place to be.

As a mother of two, I was once short with money, and I needed some fast solution to my problem. The problem was thin walls of my nursery room.

My baby couldn’t sleep due to neighbors’ noise, therefore, neither could I. It was devastating and annoying to wake up in the middle of the night every single night for about 2 weeks.

Whenever I complained to my neighbors about being so loud, they would apologize and promise not to do the same thing again. Of course, that didn’t happen.

Luckily enough, I knew some tricks about soundproofing the walls and when I realized that they don’t give a damn about waking up my baby every night, I decided to act.

Since I was short with the money, my potential actions were limited. I started digging and found some solutions worth mentioning. Read on to learn more.

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How to Reduce Noise from Outside Air Conditioner

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Air condition is a handy thing that nowadays every household has. They are basically not that noisy, but sometimes they might hit your nerve in the matter of second.

That’s not all. They often annoy your neighbors as well. So, don’t be surprised if you see your neighbors knocking on your door cause of your old AC system.

Even though they are quite welcome during the summer, they are popular for generating a lot of noise as well. This relates mostly to some older models.

When it comes to new models, they are kind of better insulated and a lot quieter.

With that said, you should probably look for some new AC, but only if every other soundproofing method fails.

Now, I will talk a bit more about soundproofing your current air conditioner. Frankly, there are few effective ways of soundproofing it, but if it fails, you can always search for a newer version that runs (as we explained) a lot quieter.

Let’s get straight to the point and see all of the possible solutions.

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How to Soundproof a Ceiling without Construction

Cost to Soundproof a Ceiling

Are those footsteps? Is it a washing machine bouncing off of the floor? Or is it just a married couple arguing loudly?

Well, no matter what is it, it’s unpleasant, right? You probably can’t sleep at night, and as soon as you fall asleep, the sun is up and you are already heading to work.

Then, just like that washing machine, your head is bouncing back and forth at your working desk, and as soon as you wake up you see the angry face of your boss staring at you.

So, what is next? I think we all know, but the very problem is way back in the past. Namely, what would’ve happened if you did sleep well that night?

Next, you are probably wondering how you can sleep well when some savages are living above your head. Oh yes, you can!

Here is the list of the best solutions to soundproof your ceiling without construction.

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How to Reduce Traffic Noise in My Backyard?

How to Reduce Traffic Noise in My Backyard

Like everyone who has a nice and cozy backyard, I liked enjoying it ever since I moved into the suburbs. It was so nice to have a morning coffee in my favorite chair next to the pool or to read a book in a hammock.

However, the suburb started developing very fast, and the traffic got crazy in no time.

I feel like I just woke up one morning, and that my cozy little backyard was just taken away from me in seconds.

I started hating spending any time there, and I thought that I had made a mistake when I persuaded my husband to move into the suburb from a big city. It seemed all the same to me.

However, there was no use in hiding in the house. I wanted to try and find a solution. I wanted my backyard back no matter what it takes.

I found some solutions. Most of them have a lot to do with choosing the right fence.

So if you have a similar problem to mine, maybe I can help you bring your little piece of heaven on Earth back to you.

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