Pipe soundproofing

Help Support House Repair Talk:

connorhawke

New Member
Joined
May 12, 2020
Messages
4
Reaction score
0
Location
NYC
There's a pipe that runs between the floor and ceiling in the corner of my apartment bedroom that makes periodic hammering noises related to building heating that plumbers I've used claim they can't fix. As at least a temporary workaround I'm considering using soundproofing to dampen the noise. Any recommendations on specific products or product categories, especially if they've worked for you? I've already looked at soundproofing wrap etc and may benefit from further research and advice. Thank you.
 

Snoonyb

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 30, 2006
Messages
4,293
Reaction score
870
What was likely being conveyed to you, is that it cannot be economically repaired, because it would require opening a large portion of the ceiling, to better secure the pipe.
 

connorhawke

New Member
Joined
May 12, 2020
Messages
4
Reaction score
0
Location
NYC
Used fiberglass insulation as didn't find wide-enough foam insulation at the usual stores near me; seems to do enough.
 
Last edited:

billshack

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jan 3, 2017
Messages
240
Reaction score
80
what plumbers are supposed to do when installing heating pipes is to make the holes bigger to allow for expansion, and to se pipe hangers that allow pipe to move silently. I used to wrap tar paper around pipes to move quietly .
 
Top