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How to Open a Door Quietly

A door is one of those things we take for granted. That they just work. Until one, or more, start making noise. Invariably, you notice the noise when you are trying to be quiet–like trying … Read more

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How to Soundproof a Closet

Why would you want to, or need to, soundproof a closet. Turns out there are quite a few good, viable reasons. Maybe to use it as a recording space. Maybe to just play music–or listen … Read more

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The Best Quiet Hand Dryers of 2021

Electric hand dryers provide many benefits–reduced germ transmission, more environmentally friendly than paper towels, more hygienic. And you don’t have to use the same towel that 3 kids made soggy before you got there. Of … Read more

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The Best Soundproof Dog Crate of 2021

Whether you need to keep the dog noise inside the crate or keep the dog-frightening noises–like thunder, fireworks, and other loud, unexpected noises–out of the crate, a soundproof space is a good investment to provide … Read more

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The Quietest Range Hood of 2021

Most people do not give much thought to their range hoods. A lot of people rarely turn them on–until something falls on the burner and it smells like baked badger is on the menu. And … Read more

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The Quietest Garage Door Opener of 2021

It might be time to consider replacing that old noisy garage door opener when: Your wife starts taking practice swings with her 9 iron when you open and close the garage door at midnight. Your … Read more

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The Best Soundproof Blinds of 2021

Windows equal noise–almost invariably. Glass does not have near the soundproofing ability of insulated walls. But you want, and need light and ventilation. Blinds, curtains, even moving blankets will cut down the noise of traffic, … Read more

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The Best Quiet Sump Pump of 2021

Some people (like me) rarely think about their sump pumps–unless something goes wrong. Other people obsess about them. Regardless of which camp you are in, sump pumps are an important part of your home protection … Read more