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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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How to Block Out Low Frequency Noise

Low frequency noise–commonly called bass–is the most difficult type of sound to keep from entering a room. Almost any soundproofing steps you take in a room–such as soundproof blankets, soundproof curtains, heavy bookcases and furniture–will … Read more

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Will Thicker Oil Make an Engine Quieter?

As with many automotive sounds, the answers to ‘Will Thicker Oil Quiet Engine Noise?’ is yes/no/maybe/sometimes. Because you need to identify the noise–then remedy it. In this short article, we will help you do both. … Read more

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How to Fix Noisy Lifters

Lifter noise is usually a message from your vehicle. “Hey, I need some attention”. Ranging from fairly minor–to go straight to the mechanic. Here are 7 noisy lifter fixes. You can easily take care of … Read more

French doors

How to Soundproof French Doors

Soundproofing french doors tends to be a little more complicated than soundproofing a single door. But it can be done–at least to a certain extent. Here are 6 ideas you can use to quiet things … Read more

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How to Hang Acoustic Panels

Although hanging acoustic panels is not rocket science, it does require a little thought and planning. I have used foam panels and DIY panels in this article, for illustration purposes. But most of the information … Read more