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comment How can I determine the STC (Sound Transmission Class) rating for my condo walls and ceiling?
Thanks. In the meantime I actually found out the building itself was built in 1970, but the "current construction" was done in 1980 when the units were converted to condos (or something like that). I'm guessing this means the walls are built to 1980 standards. I also was able to find out that the ceilings are 3" cement slabs, so less than what would be found in new construction. I think I'll throw some thick rugs on the wall and make very friendly with the neighbors, as actual soundproofing is looking like a lot of money for something that may not be effective in the end.
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comment How can I determine the STC (Sound Transmission Class) rating for my condo walls and ceiling?
Yeah, I already talked to the guy above me, told him to let me know if/when I'm being too loud. No complaints so far. Soundproofing would be for my own peace of mind more than anything else. The last place I lived at (apartment) was two levels and the room I worked in had no shared walls, so unfortunately I'm not used to being conscious of my noise levels. I'll get used to it! :) Thanks!
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