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Old 09-25-2013, 12:29 PM   #1
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Framing basement and have a 3'x3' square enclosure that will house my main sanitary sewer lines. This will be framed with an 18" closet door on one side and drywall 2x4 construction on the other three.

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What would be the best course of action to deaden the sound of water passing through these pipes when toilets are flushed upstairs?

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1. Insulate with normal batt insulation and call it good
2. Drywall the interior of the closet and call it good
2. Insulate and drywall interior and call it good

This closet is right in the middle of the basement and I don't feel like hearing water every time someone takes a shower or flushes a toilet upstairs.

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http://alsnetbiz.com/homeimprovement/faq10b.html

and the internet is full of product suggestions for this purpose

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If cast iron pipe insulating the walls should do it.

If plastic pipe insulate both. Plastic pipe is noisy

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Yes it is plastic, when you say insulate both can you please explain.
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Yes it is plastic, when you say insulate both can you please explain.
I guess I misread your post

I would wrap the pipe with insulation and insulate the walls

But at the minimum- insulate the walls
Drywall by itself probably won't help much

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Thanks for the information. I think I'll insulate walls first and gauge sound level. If more is needed then I can add pipe insulation (wrap).

As far as wrapping those sewer lines...I've never seen closed cell insulation for 3 and 4 in PVC....special order I guess or is their a blanket type insulation that I should be looking.

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