Archive for March, 2014
The main reason why people soundproof sewer pipes is that they convert the basement into a more usable room. In other words the pipes make unwanted and disturbing rattling or trembling noise. There are also some other reasons for which people soundproof the sewer pipes. It not only stops the instantaneous sound problem but also diminishes the shaking of the pipes making it less probable for any problems further along the contour. While fitting a bathroom, soundproofing will always be a fine idea to avoid the risk of having to break out the bathroom after some months/years if any perceptible problem occurs.
Various soundproofing tapes or wrap sold by many hardware stores have been proved to be very effectual.
• First of all examine the exposed pipe. You may require roughly 8 ft tape which is soundproof for everyone and half feet of pipe.
• Carefully clean and parch the pipe.
• Fix and enfold the tape to the pipe recollecting to go beyond by around 1/4’”each time.
• For a smart and orderly end the recently wrapped and the exposed pipes can be boxed in with plywood.
• As compared to soundproofing tape system, the expanding soundproofing foam which is another process of soundproofing has not been valued by the plumbing society.
• Don’t forget to directly fit the tape onto the pipe while fitting the soundproofing as it reduces the shaking which is main reason for making sound.
• While purchasing material for soundproofing the most important thing to memorize is the material density. The more opaque is the material the more proficient it will be for jamming out the noise. For instance some people use fiberglass thermal insulation products but finds that they are unproductive as they attract noise rather blocking it out totally.
• It is very hard to eliminate the soundproofing wrap once pertained. Make sure that it is fitted properly at very first time
• Never relate the wrap over the access plugs. Slash and resume the process around such barrier.
• If you have the alternative then select the cast iron pipes to minimize the unwanted noise. PVC pipes create more problems when it comes to noise pollution. Cast iron pipes create less sound issues as it is of thicker material than PVC pipes.
• If installed correctly then only any kind of soundproofing can be effective. You can also contact the professions if you don’t do by yourself.