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Add a range hood damper if you dont have one already, it should close off the tube when there is no airflow. I would still build that enclosure though. The enclosure should be made of non porous, heat/flame resistant, and corrosion resistant materials since your exhaust would likely contain lots of water and oil vapors. Some suitable materials being ...


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Rip the ceiling, insulate, and put the new ceiling drywall on resilient channel. Or use an acoustic tile suspended ceiling as already suggested - if you have room to drop it 6" or so, you can insulate above the tiles without ripping the drywall off the ceiling. As a "multiple dwelling unit" there probably are firecode issues (beyond single-family ...


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Sounds like a talk with the condo board is in order. Insulating the space between the floors would be beneficial for everyone, not just you. Cutting a few holes and blowing in cellulose would do a good job. Even better would be filling the space with mineral wool batts which are very good for soundproofing (and could be done as a DIY job) but that would ...



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