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Index For Sound Proofing & Noise Control

Problem: Excessive noise transmission between bathrooms.

Cause: Drywall behind bathtubs is not extended completely to the floor.

Solutions:

  • Complete the sound-barrier wall before the bathtubs are installed. If necessary, install additional drywall with the tubs as shown in Figure 19.

Decreasing Bathtub Noise Transmission

Figure 19 - Decreasing Bathtub Noise Transmission

Cause: Bathroom medicine cabinets are mounted back-to-back on a common wall.

Solutions: Mount medicine cabinets on a wall that is not a party wall, Figure 20a.

Incorrect Method Of Installing adjoining Medicine Cabinets

Figure 20a - Incorrect Method Of Installing adjoining Medicine Cabinets

  • Surface mount the cabinets, mount them resiliently and provide them with a mechanism to close the doors softly as shown in Figure 20b.

Correct Method Of Installing adjoining Medicine Cabinets

Figure 20b - Correct Method Of Installing Adjoining Medicine Cabinets

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