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Old 10-29-2009, 02:03 PM   #1
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I have the general idea of how to build a sound wall for my outside ac unit but how do I figure out how much room is need around the unit to keep it functioning properly? I thought of building just two walls to block the sound but should I include a roof or will just the two walls suffice? Any help is appreciated.

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NO roof.

The install instructions should have required clearances in it.
Some want 18", some 24".

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I have the general idea of how to build a sound wall for my outside ac unit but how do I figure out how much room is need around the unit to keep it functioning properly? I thought of building just two walls to block the sound but should I include a roof or will just the two walls suffice? Any help is appreciated.
The sound can be absorbed or reflected, and there are commercially built enclosures for this purpose.
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