How can I muffle loud pipes in a wall, preferably cheaply?
August 26, 2010 4:44 PM Subscribe
How can I soundproof or muffle loud pipes in a wall, preferably cheaply?
posted by susanvance to Home & Garden (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
We just moved to a new place, and one bedroom wall borders the house's pipelines. Whenever hot water is running, they emit a terribly loud, high-pitched whine.
There's a little door near the floor, but we can't access most of the pipes without punching holes in the wall, so wrapping them in insulation won't work, but what else could we do? We'd love to silence them completely, but would be happy if we could just muffle the high frequency. The noisy area seems to be about a 3-4ft length of the wall.
I'm thinking about a tall bookshelf with some sort of insulation between it and the wall (eggshell mattress topper? some kind of insulation that usually goes inside the wall?), but are there better options? If there are affordable options we could ask the landlord for, I'd love to hear about those too. Thanks!