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  • Soundproofing Drainpipes

    Is there a way to dampen the sound of a PVC waste pipe, other than tearing out the plastic and installing cast iron?

  • Quick Fix for a Noisy Circulation Fan

    Q. My client's metal fireplace is supplied by a makeup air system with a built-in circulation fan. This fan - which plugs into an accessible outlet - is triggered by a heat sensor in the fireplace. While effective, it's also very loud. To reduce the noise, I'd like to replace the fan's on/off...

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    A list of companies that offer soundproofing supplies and materials

  • Soundproofing A Band Room

    Using simple techniques and specialized products, you can block out even live rock ’n ’roll.

  • Working the High-Rise Niche

    Our company has provided remodeling and handyman services to Chicago homeowners for the past 10 years. We started out working in single-family homes, but early on an architect hired us for a large job in a high-rise apartment building. Today, high-rise work accounts for half our volume. We work in...

  • On the Job

    Future-proof footings; fiber cement at a clip; squeak reducer

  • Reducing Garage-Door Noise

    Q: We recently completed a residence with a basement garage and a single 20-foot-wide garage door. The door is equipped with a commercial opener attached directly to the framing. Because the homeowners - who have a master suite directly above the garage - have complained about the noise the door...

  • Making the Most of a Narrow Bathroom

    Raising the ceiling and tweaking the floor plan opens up a cramped space.

  • Light Reading

    The lighting program for the Seattle Public Library offers a model for efficiently illuminating a building dedicated to the experience of engaging books.

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    Entertainment/Cultural Category