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Old 04-23-2013, 10:01 AM   #1
Jason A Smith
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Quieting my Home Gym

So I am looking for some suggestions on quieting down my home gym.

I have a few ideas and want to run them by everyone and get some opinions.

First is where I lift. I built a platform but it is very loud and causes some vibrations I believe. First I am going to try and put some carpet underneath it and see if that helps. If it does not I may have to go with some form of drop well construction where I put carpet and padding into wells where I drop the weights.

The next part is the wall adjacent to the house. I have my heater there as well as usually the music. My plan is to build a wall out and away from what is existing and put some safe n sound in the wall as well as use green glue and 5/8" fireboard. Which will serve two purposes.

1. To hopefully dampen the regular sounds from the garage
2. Provide a fire stop, which I don't have anyways.

Somewhere down the road I may put up a wall in between garage stalls as well with more sound insulation but that likely won't be until fall and also will serve to keep heat into the area I train in as last year it got very cold Dec, Jan, Feb.

Anyone else have any other suggestions.
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:17 AM   #2
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Re: Quieting my Home Gym

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First is where I lift. I built a platform but it is very loud and causes some vibrations I believe. First I am going to try and put some carpet underneath it and see if that helps. If it does not I may have to go with some form of drop well construction where I put carpet and padding into wells where I drop the weights.
Those puzzle mats actually do a great job of deadening vibration but you do need a few layers of it. We've dropped 300+lb jerks from overhead on a layer of 3 puzzle mats and I couldn't feel the vibration from the house over.

If you do a drop well construction like you say... throw in a layer or two of those puzzle mats as the padding.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:51 PM   #3
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Re: Quieting my Home Gym

Look into playfall tiles, incredibly quiet and easy to install

http://www.bjs.com/webapp/wcs/stores..._sku=130021000
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