|Forum topic by robdew||posted 05-01-2008 05:20 PM||1151 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
05-01-2008 05:20 PM
Can’t seem to find the right place to post this, so I guess this is a “project”.
I am designing a new basement shop, and soundproofing is extremely important. I’ve read up on STC, special types of drywall, double-stud walls, resilient channel and all the various other soundproofing methods and materials.
I am shooting for an STC of at least 50 on my ceiling and well above that for my walls. “By the books” I should have no problem achieving that.
However, I can’t find any good real-world calculations or stories about how STC translates to specific tools.
Take my surface planer and table saw, both 100-130 dB. How loud will they be through a ceiling with STC 50?
If you don’t know specifics, can I get some anecdotes about what methods you used for soundproofing and how loud your tools are outside the shop?