How to seal edges of plumbing work for noise isolation.

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Last Updated March 02, 2016 01:09 AM

I am looking into sealing some plumbing edges for noise isolation. The plumbing goes between two levels. The levels are separated by some amount of concrete. I don't know the depth, but it is considerate.

What materials would be ideal for this? I had in mind caulking the edges of the pipes where they go through the concrete, but maybe my first idea is incorrect.

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In many locales, fire protection regulations require that all holes between levels be sealed to prevent easy spread of flames. This is most often done with a fire retardant foam spray.

This should also reduce noise transmission between levels. Two for the price of one!

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The best way to achieve complete noise isolation is by using a compound system based on, passive and active elements.

Passive elements such as walls, thick windows and things alike are good at isolating places for noise, and have better results on high frequencies, you have to take into account that there must not be any leak or airflow space, cause by which the sound isolation with have a weak spot and all your work would be spoiled. you should also uncouple the floor to avoid vibrations, by adding a so called floating floor.

active elements, or active noise cancellation systems, are specially effective on low frequency, they have been implemented between walls on some cases, to cancel noise that would pass through them even there were thick walls. but this systems are costly or hard to develop by oneself, so the best way to achieve complete noise isolation on a budget is to close al possible air flow passages in a room by using things such as:

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