RE: Sound damping in a cubicle

Subject: RE: Sound damping in a cubicle
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "John Posada" <jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 12:11:42 -0400

I'm keeping my eyes peeled for that stuff. Meanwhile, I'm saving egg
cartons at home... :-)

There's surprisingly little packaging to steal around here. Small stuff
comes in peanuts or bubble-wrap. Bigger stuff comes in various fitted
foam or stiff pink-bubble-foam shapes, but I haven't seen the bumpy-foam
padding for years.

I've tried tacking up some carpet underlay and bubble-wrap, but noticed
no improvement

I think the real acoustical damping foam (the black stuff with all the
pointy pyramids) has a density gradient, so it absorbs a wide spectrum
of sound, and is fairly hefty to interact with incident sound waves and
convert them to heat


From: John Posada [mailto:jposada99 -at- gmail -dot- com]
Sent: Friday, March 07, 2008 19:56
To: McLauchlan, Kevin
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: Sound damping in a cubicle

So cover that wall with sound deadening. I like the foam stuffing that
some in boxes that is rull of peaks and valleys. Any reason why you
can't cover that wall with the foam?

On 3/7/08, McLauchlan, Kevin <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com> wrote:

Hey all.

Does anybody have any simple, cheap (free) ideas for deadening the sound
of four 1U rackmount servers sitting (and working) on a makeshift rack
under the desk in my cubicle?

It happens that their back ends (where the noisy little exhaust fans
are) point toward the only wall of my cube that is hard, not fabric, so
sound reflects back toward me. I don't really have alternate placement
options due to the construction of the cube.

John Posada
Senior Technical Writer
NYMetro STC President and Program Chair

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Sound damping in a cubicle: From: McLauchlan, Kevin
Re: Sound damping in a cubicle: From: John Posada

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