Effet des boîtiers électriques sur l'isolement acoustique des cloisons en plaques de plâtre

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TypeIssue
Series titleSolution constructive; no. 27
ISSN1206-1239
Physical description4 p.
SubjectWalls
AbstractThe placement of electrical outlet boxes made from metal in partition walls that separate units in a multi-family dwelling, can raise concerns regarding sound isolation. Outlet boxes made from plastic have no effect on sound isolation, no matter where in the wall they are placed relative to one another. With metallic electrical outlets, it does matter. In fact, the placement can make a difference of up to 6 STC points. Besides their strategic placement in a wall, it is also possible to treat these outlet boxes with sound-absorbing materials. This can help somewhat. Electrical outlet boxes decrease the fire resistance of partition walls.
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PublisherInstitut de recherche en construction, Conseil national de recherches Canada
LanguageFrench
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteAlso available in English: Effect of electrical outlet boxes on sound isolation of gypsum board walls
Peer reviewedNo
NPARC number21274901
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Record created2015-04-24
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