Effect of electrical outlet boxes on sound transmission through gypsum board walls

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TypeArticle
Journal titleSolplan Review
IssueJuly 87
Pages1718; # of pages: 2
Subjectsound, insulation, transmission, walls, outlet, boxes; Walls
AbstractRecent research at NRC's Institute for Research in Construction has demonstrated the importance of proper placement of electrical outlet boxes when the reduction of sound travelling between dwelling units in multi-family buildings is an important consideration. The research showed that poorly placed outlet boxes can significantly decrease the sound isolation of gypsum board walls ? a decrease of up to six sound transmission class (STC) points, when compared to walls with no boxes, was observed. It also showed how this degradation of performance can be minimized.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number43410
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NPARC number20331283
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Record identifierb2b714f8-2fbd-4c69-95ef-be9ecb9a29e8
Record created2012-07-18
Record modified2016-05-09
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