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Nov212013

Soundproofing a condo or apartment from upstairs neighbors. Isabel Marant Thanksgiving by Robert W. Orther

Soundproofing a condo or apartment from upstairs neighbors. by Robert W. Orther
How do I soundproof my condo or apartment from my noisy neighbors upstairs? This is by far the most asked question I hear on a daily basis. It is a question asked by prominent architects, engineers, major developers, and contractors. We are now finding that this is also of major concern of individual homeowners who rent part of their house to tenants. Many factors need to be considered when assessing an upstairs noise issue. The first question you should ask is simply this, is the problem impact noise, or airborne noise (TV's, Stereos, telephones etc.) coming down from above. Nine times out of ten, impact noise is the main concern. What is impact noise? It is the noise caused by people or animals walking across the floor above (generally hardwood). This type of noise is considered to be structure borne noise and is one of the most difficult noises there is to soundproof from. Impact noise is basically sound that travels directly through the joisting structure from the floor above, directly into the hard mounted ceiling below. Another term for this is known as "foot fall "noise. Impact noise travels through the floor joists structure at speeds of over 1200 times greater than the transmission of sound traveling through ambient air. Keep in mind that most home joist systems as well as studded walls are generally 16 inches on center, so not only do you get the speed of the impact noise shooting downward, but the perfectly spaced joists act as tuning forks thus causing the sound to sustain (last longer) compounding the impact problem. The best and most effective way to stop impact noise from above is to isolate the joist structure and the floor above (which is generally hardwood) from the ceiling below. This can be accomplished in a variety of ways. The most common is to float (suspend on acoustical sound clips or resilient channels) the ceiling using either resilient isolation clips and furring channels (hat channel) or the most common method of floating, RC-1 (resilient channel). The good, the bad, and the ugly of both these methods will be discussed in depth. First we have the industry standard, which is RC-1 or resilient channel. This is a flanged Z channel (generally with only one flange that attaches to the joist) and a larger flange to support the floated drywall ceiling. RC-1 can be purchased from a drywall supply company, or a contractors supply house. The resilient channels are usually attached perpendicular to the joists and the rows are evenly spaced approximately 2' to 3' apart. The longer flange (of resilient channels) in a ceiling application will all face the same direction to obtain maximum resilience in the new ceiling assembly. Remember, that the longer flange is the one the drywall screws into. Always use screws when you drywall, never use nails. Once the RC-1 is properly installed across the entire ceiling, you are ready to drywall. The new drywall will be screwed directly through the drywall and into the resilient channel's (longer) 1" flange. You will use 1 to 1�" self-tapping drywall screws or in rare cases, sheet metal screws huanghaiyan118 More information please visit: www.isabelmarantmontrer.fr. If the resilient (floated ceiling) is installed as per manufacturers instructions, there will be approximately a �" gap around the entire perimeter of the new floated ceiling. The floated ceiling must never make direct contact with the adjoining walls. This is NOT negotiable folks. The �" gap is then filled with an acoustical caulking, (OSI 175 is a good caulk for this application) and then finally the new ceiling will be taped, mudded, and painted just like a like a hard attached joist mounted drywall installation. The caulk is the interface between the resilient ceiling and the adjoining walls. There you have it, the common mans floated ceiling.

Now if you are really serious about soundproofing your ceiling, you have the sound clip and furring channel method of floating. This installation is quite similar to the RC-1 installation, however, the sound clips system will more than double the soundproofing and impact isolation protection of a perfectly installed RC-1 system. Basically you will need one sound clip for every 4 sq ft of ceiling area. For example, if your ceiling is 400 sq. ft. total, you will need 100 sound clips to complete the installation Isabel Marant Black Friday. Check with the manufacturers installations instructions for more detailed installation information. Once you have the sound clips screwed to the joists, you will then snap in the furring channel. We haven't talked much about metal furring channels or "hat" channel, as they are commonly called, so let me briefly describe this material. Furring channel, or hat channel is a galvanized steel channel that is 7/8" in height and measures 2 3/8" from flange to flange. When using furring channels in conjunction with sound clips, you always want to purchase the 25 gauge channels as opposed to the 20 gauge, which is too stiff for this application. The furring channel will be compressed by hand and will snap perfectly into the joist mounted sound clips. The channel rows will be spaced from 2' to 3' apart (check installation instructions). The first row will begin about 4" from the adjoining wall and then each row will be spaced from 2' to 3' apart. Now comes the fun part! You will screw the new drywall directly into the furring channel, keeping the screw as close to the center of the hat channel as possible Isabel Marant Thanksgiving. If the drywall meets directly in the middle of a channel, make sure to stagger the screws down the length of the drywalls (alternate them one each side of the seam). Now, just like with the RC-1 installation, you must maintain a �" gap around the perimeter of the newly floated ceiling assembly where the drywall does not touch the adjoining walls. Once again, this area will be sealed with the OSI-175 acoustical caulking material, and you will tape, mud, and paint the ceiling as usual. There you have it folks, professional sound isolation at a fraction of the cost that the "Big Boys" charge. A good analogy of the floated ceiling method is to visualize your ceiling as being like a trampoline. The new ceiling must not contact the adjoining walls and thus it is free to do its resilient thing exclusively. Keep in mind that the impact isolation is accomplished at the sound clip and joist connection where there is a thick neoprene rubber grommet on the clip that breaks the circuit between the sub floor above and the newly floated ceiling.

Lastly, if you are able to float 2 layers of drywall on the sound clips, it is recommended that you use Green Glue sound dampening compound between the 2 layers of drywall. I hope this article has been informative and gives you hope that you can indeed soundproof you apartment or condo from those stomping neighbors upstairs. <



Nov202013

Sewage Cleanup in Wilmington, NC- The First Step Alexander Mcqueen Thanksgiving to the Green Revolution by Leo Nov

Sewage Cleanup in Wilmington, NC: The First Step to the Green Revolution by Leo Nov
In the recent months, a massive sewage spill occurred in Wilmington, North Carolina. This came as a shock to residents of Wilmington since this has not been something anyone expected huanghaiyan251 More information please visit: www.alexandermcqueenclub.com. The reason for the sewage spill was due to the accumulation of solid waste coming from commercial and residential establishments.

A major sewage cleanup in Wilmington was undertaken when this crisis arose. It was a wake-up call to everyone to be mindful of the things they flush in their toilets. Materials such as tissue paper, rags, wipes and debris were found in the spill by professionals. The growing concern for potential sewage spills have been raised now.

Today, we find ourselves right in the middle of an environmental crisis Alexander Mcqueen Black Friday. It's not just about the ozone layer disappearing or the water levels rising. A lot of the major problems stem from our daily lives. The growing demand of oil has led to a massive oil spill in the United States and the sewage spill in Wilmington is a prime example of how local households are contributing to the crisis. All these turn of events are a gripping reminder for people to be more proactive and sustainable. The mentality of acting like the resources in the world are unlimited needs to be eradicated.

For Wilmington residents, the last thing they want is another sewage cleanup in Wilmington. To be able to prevent this from happening again, people need to make a constant effort to make things better. One handy tip is to keep a piece of brick inside the tank of your toilet to keep the water from rising too high Alexander Mcqueen Thanksgiving. Another tip would be to throw your trash in the waste basket instead of your toilet. Local residents can also opt to invest in waterless toilets to save millions of gallons of water.

From solar panels to eco-cars, all these sustainable living ideas need to pave the way for an entirely new lifestyle. Going green should not be just a fad but should be a way of life. The fact of the matter is that this needs to be assimilated as soon as possible.

Nov202013

Remodeling For Resale vs. Impressing Your Friends by Paula Stone

Remodeling For Resale vs. Impressing Your Friends by Paula Stone
It�s one more area where we can show our sophistication and good taste Isabel Marant Black Friday. We can, and often do decorate to impress and make a statement about how successful we are.

It�s an ego thing. It makes us feel good to show our financial success.

And in one way it�s often men who go over the top the most. We can argue about it if you want.

They want imported everything including granite or marble, architectural designs, custom finishes and expensive kitchens and baths, along with lots of garage space for luxury cars.

But some luxury cars hold their value far batter than houses do.

A good many sports stars have bankrupted themselves buying this stuff huanghaiyan118.

A really unique house may only appeal to one person, the person who remodeled it or built it.

There are several problems when a house like this goes to resale.

1. The really expensive finishes and decorating are too individual to work well at resale. The owner might like orange granite, but no one else does.

2. The costs of certain types of d�cor can never be recovered at resale. It�s something the owner wanted that no one else wants or will pay for.

3. The house may be over improved for the values in the neighborhood. For example fashionable granite that has gone into kitchens all over the country. The stuff costs several thousand dollars to install but houses no longer sell for enough money to recoup the cost.

4. Custom paint is a turn off to buyers when houses go to resale. It�s ALWAYS the wrong color. The wrong color, meaning any color that is not neutral, just won�t sell.

5. The d�cor that the owner has spent so much time and money on does not appeal to buyers. Often it might even turn them off and they run from the property to the next one. Decorating styles can really be a disadvantage at resale.

6. Custom houses usually only appeal to the owner/ builder. No one else wants the floor plan that has all the kids sleeping in a one-room dorm or the workshop in the bedroom wing. A poorly done remodel can mess up a perfectly good house plan, too.

7. It can be very difficult to sell a house in an area if it is very different from the other houses in the neighborhood. In the southeast for example, most buyers prefer traditional exteriors. A hard contemporary or mid century modern may take way longer to sell than something more traditional. It�s the reason neighborhoods have architectural review boards. They don�t want anything really different Isabel Marant Thanksgiving.

So if you expect to have to resell your home any time in the near future control your spending. Only spring for the expensive stuff that will move with you when you go. The house may still represent something important for your ego without being so individual you can�t sell it. Resale means you want to appeal to as many buyers as you can so you can sell a house quick.

That means the property has to be sort of average.

It might be more fun to impress your friends with great food and a feeling of simple luxury. 5 stars for comfort can trump the most outrageous d�cor with your friends and guests. <

Nov192013

Prefinished and alexander mcqueen jewelry Unfinished Hardwood Flooring by Ron Parker

Prefinished and Unfinished Hardwood Flooring by Ron Parker
The floor of your house or office is the first thing that catches the attention of anyone who enters in. Flooring if given a slightly extra thought can greatly enhance the overall look and can elicit most favorable compliments from the guests. There are many ways to change the appearance of your otherwise dull looking floor like by installing ceramic tiles or using carpet but Hardwood Flooring seems to be the preferred choice for many because of its aesthetic appeal.

Available in a variety of styles, colors, sizes and finishes, Hardwood Floors can double the impact that you wish to create for your house or office by imparting a naturally beautiful look at the same time increasing durability. Hardwood Flooring Installation is possible anywhere in the house which further makes it favored by people.

Hardwood Floors with their multiple aspects and most importantly cost effectiveness are the easiest way to enhance the value to the house. It pays off to have a Hardwood Flooring as one it is counted as a positive feature while selling the house. Different types of Wood Floors are available for one to choose depending upon the requirement, preference or the installation area If you are looking for a necklace that combines elegance with edge, then take a look at alexander mcqueen jewelry and it might just pass your criterions..

The most common one is Solid Hardwood Floors that are being extensively used due to their stability factor thought they require a bit of extra hard work while installation. Solid hardwood floors have the tendency to expand and contact with changes in temperatures therefore a compensation gap is left to overcome the problem installers.

Engineered Wood Flooring is another popular type consisting of layers of wood. Engineered wood floors have the advantage of withstanding weather conditions and this feature accounts for their increasing usage.

Two other types of commonly used Flooring are Prefinished and Unfinished Hardwood Flooring. Prefinished hardwood floors are ready for installation and require less labor while with unfinished hardwood floors, one has to undertake the finishing process post installation. Acrylic Impregnated wood flooring is another type which has an enduring structure making it suitable for areas that remain busy.

All these types of hardwood flooring can modify and add value to your home and office by providing an elegant and clean look. Flooring Installation though an easy process does require professional skills to handle the various tasks involved and therefore it is affair ideal to seek the help of companies providing such services.

Acadian Flooring Center Ltd. is similar one providing Flooring installation services in the entire Ontario region.

Nov192013

Nothing Happens When You Isabel Marant Pull The Plug by Nick Messe

Nothing Happens When You Pull The Plug by Nick Messe
You wait awhile, hoping the problem is temporary. You hope your sink will eventually drain of the water that's standing in it. You even stick a finger down the hole to feel for some intrusive clump of hair. However, your problem remains, it isn't draining.

We use the bathroom sink for so many things in a single day. We simply take it for granted until something goes wrong. A clog has a significant impact on our lives, and we need to get things flowing again as soon as possible. It's looking like a drain repair in your home will be essential in this situation.

If you have a stopped up drain, then there might be a clog just out of reach in the drain pipe. Longtime accumulations of hair, food particles, impurities, soap and grease can plug a pipe. Such a glob of waste will cause a slow down or stop draining completely. The built up debris of many years narrows the drainpipe until nothing will get through.

If more than one drain is involved, there may be a more widespread plumbing repair problem. Errant tree roots blocking pipes can bring on a multi-drain problem, as can a poorly installed, designed, damaged or aging plumbing system. All of these situations may necessitate simple repairs of perhaps a complete overhaul.

The result is you have a very inconvenient plugged drain or drains. This also causes a real problem with poor sanitation and odor. Biological material accumulates and bacteria begin to develop, triggering potential hazards and unpleasant conditions. This would obviously be the case with sewers, but all clogged drains can create an odor or sanitation problem.

It can be a temptation to attempt your own plumbing repair, however think twice, because this can turn out badly. It is a better idea to hire a plumbing professional Isabel Marant. Happily, there are highly-trained professionals that are experts in the trade. The days of digging up property to access pipes for a simple diagnosis are behind us.

Having to dig up your entire yard is always a very destructive and expensive method. The modern plumbing professional employs such advanced technology as a video sewer inspection system. By itself, this fiber-optic and flexible video camera can look at and diagnose a blocked sewer line. Your plumber can see and record your sewer lines in action huanghaiyan118.

With a minimum of hassle and expense, your expert plumber will clear the lines, repair your problem and return the normal functioning of your drains and sewer system. So why wage a futile battle against the problem all on your own? Do away with plumbers helpers, drain cleaners and plumbing snakes, that often don't help at all. Let trained repair professionals ascertain the problem and repair it.

They will be able to ascertain the problem very quickly, and understand how to repair it. They may also detect a larger problem that needs to be addressed before it gets any larger. A professional plumber will be able to see what the real problem is and fix it effectively soldes isabel marant. Remember, be good to your drains and sewer systems, and they will be good to you. <

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