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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

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How to Soundproof a Dishwasher

Dishwashers are a great invention, saving time and energy. But they can be loud. Specially older units. And open concept floor plans, and vaulted ceilings tend to magnify the noise. Here are 7 ways to … Read more

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Kilmat vs Noico vs Dynamat vs Hushmat

Vehicle soundproofing. I am not sure if it is becoming an art form, a national pastime, a personal obsession, a search for quiet, or a combination of some, or all, of these. Whatever moves you, … Read more

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How to Soundproof a Home Office

COVID. Every cloud has a silver lining. Now you get to work at home. In your sweats. Except your home office is noisier than your ‘office’ office. Let’s solve that problem. 7 Ways to Soundproof … Read more

STC Ratings for Doors

How to Soundproof a Hollow Door

Most interior doors are hollow-core, meaning that there is virtually nothing between the inner and outer skins. There are gaps all around them, and the frames are uninsulated. This means their soundproofing value is pathetic. … Read more

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How to Quiet a Loud Exhaust

Vehicle exhaust systems do not just exist to deaden motor noise. They provide safety to the occupants by moving potentially deadly gases away from the driver’s compartment. So if your exhaust is loud or getting … Read more

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How to Fix Car Speaker Rattle

Road Trip! That term conjures up many meanings for people. Mostly enjoyable. Mostly including loud music. But the pleasure can quickly be diluted if your car speakers sound like someone shaking a can of pebbles. … Read more