03:15PM | 10/15/01
Member Since: 10/14/01
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We are building a wall around our boiler area primarily to keep dust from the workshop out. The boiler also happens to be very noisy. I was planning on putting some insulation in the bays above this area. What kind would be best ? Would it be worth putting homasote up over this as a sound proof measure? Any other ideas would be welcome. Thanks!


04:05PM | 10/15/01
Member Since: 09/23/01
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Fill in the joist bays with blown in celuose insulation, add a second layer of 5/8" drywall above the boiler.
As for the walls use 2x6 plates and stagger stud 2x4's, drywall the walls, and cut a series of 4" holes in each stud bay and blow in and pack celuose insulation in the wall. Use and exterior steel door to this space.
Make sure that you provide enough intake and exhaust air into this room.
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