How to Determine STC Rating of a Wall

Noise Cancelling System for Home: How to “Build” One Easily

You value your privacy and the privacy of others, so you are considering soundproofing your apartment so you will not be able to hear your neighbors, or disable them to hear you.

In some modern buildings, the walls between the apartments are so thin (read: low STC), that you can literally hear what your neighbors are talking about if you just give it a try.

When you are looking to soundproof your apartment, home theater, an office, or a music recording studio there are various factors that you should take into account.

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How to Seal a Garage Door from the Inside

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We all know how annoying the noise from the outside can be, either because of a lot of traffic or a busy neighborhood.

One of the most important things to do in order to avoid that is to properly set up your doors and windows, as well as having some sound isolation in the walls.

Today I’ll talk about how you can fix the noise issue by fixing the gaps that exist on your garage door, which can be achieved in different ways.

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Best Quiet Kettles 2020: Reviews and Buying Guide

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The kettle we boil water with is one of the very first appliances we use once we wake up. While it may not seem that important, for me, having a good kettle can make all the difference to my morning routine.

I like having a quiet and calm environment in my house especially in the mornings. Therefore, it is important to me that my kettle gives a fast and quiet boil for my morning cup of tea – which is my favorite part of the day!

There are many benefits to using a kettle to boil your water over simply using your stove or microwave. A kettle gives you not only a faster but also a more energy efficient boil.

Also, if you are a tea drinker like me who is precise about the temperature of your water to get the best flavor out of your hot beverage, kettles are usually the best option for you to go.

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How to Stop Car Door Rattling From Speakers (and Subwoofer)

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Imagine that you are driving your car, rejoicing in the ride. Your favorite song starts. You feel super relaxed and cheerful.

However, a moment brings you back to the harsh reality – something is impairing overall the feeling the song gives you. You start to listen more carefully and notice some rattling. It is coming from one of the doors in your car.

Oh no! Well, it is time to think about this problem and solve it as fast and painless as you can so that you can continue enjoying music in your car.

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How to Make an Electric Toothbrush Quiet

Have you ever got up from bed, went to your bathroom and started brushing your teeth with the electric toothbrush, just to hear that damn annoying buzzing noise coming out of it, piercing through your head?

When we are sleepy, all the noise and certain sounds can make us nervous and cranky, which could last the whole day.

Now, being cranky all day will probably affect people around you, which is what you are trying to avoid, especially if your job is to interact with a lot of people.

Therefore, today I will tell you how you can change your life and silence your electric toothbrush, so it doesn’t make that much noise.

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How to Quiet a Loud Door Knob (And Fix Squeaky Ones)

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One of the most irritating sounds in the world has to be the sound of a loud doorknob.

Well, it’s not the sound itself that makes us so bothered, it has more to do with the fact that this sound is always heard when it’s absolutely not needed.

Whether you’re going to the bathroom in the middle of the night, being extra quiet as to not wake the baby up, or if you’re just trying to concentrate on a task at hand, the sound of a loud doorknob can really ruin everything.

Luckily, we have some easy tricks that you can do yourself, depending on whether you have a squeaky doorknob or just a loud one!

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Resilient Channel Review: How to Install & Where to Buy

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Resilient channels were once widely used in construction for soundproofing purposes.

However, nowadays there are conflicting views regarding this material, so I wanted to let you know how exactly resilient channels work, what are their pros and cons and if they really should become a thing of the past and be replaced with newer materials.

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Quietest Range Hoods 2020 for Your Kitchens: Reviews and Buying Guide

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Working with an oven or a stove in our kitchen is cool. These things speed up the cooking process by several notches. The only issue here is the heat and smoke that builds up over the hours in the kitchen.

There are several ways of countering the grease, sticky oils, and smoke. But there’s a catch. These methods include a loud fan in most cases.

That’s why I decided to go for a range hood. These machines are efficient, silent and have a number of options when you need a bit of customization.

The quietest range hood models often have filters and fans built-in. So, moving the air around isn’t that big of a deal. Which are these models, you ask? Read this article to find out. There’s also a buying guide for people interested in doing a bit of research.

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Best Quiet Juicers 2020: Reviews and Buying Guide

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I started my journey of weight loss and practicing a healthier lifestyle about a year ago. My first step was to adopt an ongoing workout regime and add more fresh fruits and vegetables to my diet.

I was never a fan of eating my greens! Therefore, “Drink your greens” was my favorite tactic to get myself to finally put some fresh and healthy greens into my body.

While I was making great progress with my diet, not everybody in my house was overjoyed to hear the loud noise of my juicer early in the morning making my healthy smoothies. This is when I started looking at quiet juicers which are powerful and performs well at the same time.

I can be a perfectionist when it comes to my smoothies, which is why I made sure to extensively research the best quiet juices available in the market. In this article, I have put together 5 top rated quiet juice makers for those who like their smoothies but with less noise.

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Best Quiet Paper Shredders 2020: Reviews and Buying Guide

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Even in the digital age of today, paper shredders still have their place. They are perfect for getting rid of important documents that might lead to an identity theft or breach of any sort. Moreover, they can also be used to shred credit cards. A good quality paper shredder can help you eliminate the unnecessary paper documents at work or at home.

It is surprising that a single document can lead to major damage, if misplaced. This is why investing in a paper shredder makes sense. There are a lot of options available these days when it comes to paper shredders. The shredders are so powerful that they can also work fine for compact disks.

However, the cutting action can end up making the shredders noisy while operating. Due to the advancement of technology, it is possible to own shredders that work silently without creating any disturbance. Below are some important factors that you should consider while buying quiet paper shredders.

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