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honcho

12:51PM | 03/30/04
Member Since: 03/29/04
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hello, I found some land which is exactly what I am looking to build. Problem is the neighbor is a shooting range. What if anything can be done to actually make a house soundproof or at least keep the sound to a minimum. The parcel is 24 acres, 2 buildable locations on it, one is about 3 acres from range and the other is 10 acres. 10 acres away is my first choice but may not be pracital because of wetland considerations. I can live with some noise but would also like to be able to sleep in the morning :-) Thanks and any input would be greatly appreciated.


k2

05:36AM | 04/03/04
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
Hi Honcho,

Sorry I can't help much with the soundproofing....although there certainly are ways to help that (I've stayed at airport hotels, where you can hardly hear jet noise--the windows are so well sound insulated, etc.)

But it's not just indoors. In the summer you want to spend time outdoors, too....barbeques, etc. You, your family, your guests may have to live with this a long time. So if you haven't already bought this property you might reconsider. It sounds more suitable for commercial/agricultural use to me.

Please respond with what phase you're in and how committed you are to this property. There are occasionally folks that get on this BBS that are familiar with soundproofing. But before you build, keep in mind that someday you'll want to re-sell it. The "neighborhood" can be a major detractor for resale.

Regards,

-k2

-k2 in CO (Moderator, Miscellaneous Forum)

k2

08:49AM | 04/03/04
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
Hey there again Honcho,

Assuming you WILL be building on this property, here are a couple of past posts I found regarding soundproofing. I haven't seen this guy on our boards in a while, but he does post some links (perhaps one of these will be useful:

http://www.bobvila.com/BBS/Bobs_TV_Projects_and_Products/402/402/flat-page1.html

http://www.bobvila.com/BBS/Miscellaneous/3188/3188/flat-page1.html

Here's to peace and quiet--or at least to keeping noise to a manageable level!

-k2 in CO (Moderator, Miscellaneous Forum)
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