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Feb 24, 2014, 10:32 PM
delmont
kitchen sink sound dampening
I bought a hand made copper sink and I would like to put some sort of sound dampening pads on it. Does anyone have any ideas of what I could use that would help muffle the clank. Thanks.
Feb 25, 2014, 05:08 AM
Jaybee
Pieces of cork attached with silicon. 3/8" to 1/2" thick will make a huge difference in the sound.


Jaybee
Feb 25, 2014, 11:30 AM
Conrad
Thicker, felt type, carpet pad can work too. Silicone caulk is a great attachment source as Jaybee mentioned.
Mar 02, 2014, 05:21 PM
Frodo
the spray insulation in a can works good also
Mar 02, 2014, 05:30 PM
Conrad
Wouldn't the spray (expanding foam, assuming) want to fall off if you attempted to spray it against the underside of the sink?
Never thought of using it for this purpose, just wondering.
I could just imagine laying under the sink, and spraying it upwards, and having the whole goopy mess release and fall on ones face. =O
Mar 02, 2014, 07:56 PM
Frodo
unclipping a sink is not a big task,
disconect water lines, drain, take out and flip over Roll Eyes
spray the entire sink, remove excess with your knife..when its still workable
replace sink in hole with a string of caulk around the hole,
hook up, test
it will be silent and keep your hot water hotter longer


the higher end sinks that you buy,[elkay, kohler] are sprayed with a thin coat of spray insulation, the cheaper sinks have a 3"x3" peice of foam rubber, glued to the bottom in 2 spots..

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Mar 03, 2014, 08:17 AM
Conrad
quote:
Originally posted by Frodo:
unclipping a sink is not a big task,
disconect water lines, drain, take out and flip over Roll Eyes
spray the entire sink, remove excess with your knife..when its still workable
replace sink in hole with a string of caulk around the hole,
hook up, test



In my world...this would be too much work/risk, unless the sink had not yet been installed.
I still would personally use the cork or other pad on an installed sink.

Thanks for the clarification, Frodo. Roll Eyes
Wink
Mar 04, 2014, 02:05 AM
Frodo
check out this sound damping on this elkay
they used both rubber and insulation,
this is a lustertone sink, $500.00-$800.00 range
installed this puppy today,

"IF", called to a clients house to sound deaden the sink, i could not just apply rubbertex or cork to the bottom of the sink, being a plumber, I have the knowledge and ability to do things that a carpenter would not do.
same as if a carpenter were to come to my house to patch around pipe,where the hole in the siding is to large.
I would cut a square peice of scrap siding, drill a hole in it, split the scrap peice and scab it on to the side of the house.caulk/paint
but a Carpenter would remove the old siding cut the correct size hole and replace the whole thing
more work.for him, but done correctly.
both are accepable pratices,
one is craftmenship, Wink the other is "get er done" Smile

You being a Craftsmen, would replace my siding...and cuss me for drilling the wrong size hole! Roll Eyes

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