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Old 04-07-2009, 08:49 AM   #1
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need to build something to cover my sump pump


My sump pump runs once a minute and need to make something to cover it to insulate and quiet it down. the constant running of the pump is annoying and can be heard two stories up any help would be appreciated.
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Old 04-07-2009, 09:16 AM   #2
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Build a box & use hard styro insulation to stop the noise
Make sure the noise isn't from the piping
IE - being conducted thru the house by the plumbing

The box MUST be big enough to not interfere with the operation of the pump
In addition it will need a vent to allow heat to escape
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Old 04-07-2009, 11:19 AM   #3
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What Dave said and once more. The key to quieting sound travel is airspace. So if [for example] you build your first box 20" square (outside dimensions) as Dave described and you feel you still have an unexceptable amount of noise, then build another just like it but make it 26" square. This should give you about 3-1/2" of air space all around between boxes and the sound will certainly be trapped in that area. The hole project should take only 1-sheet of 1/2" CDX plywood and 2-sheets of 2'x8' blueboard insulation.


I'll leave the size up to you, but you get the idea.
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Thanks guys I will try this week to get this done I have a really nice long list off stuff to do on this house but do appreciate your help thanks again guys.
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