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08-20-2012, 01:28 PM #1
Firewall, or just sheetrock?
Last edited by S. Bauer; 08-20-2012 at 01:45 PM.
08-20-2012, 01:45 PM #2
Since your renting it there's not much you can do besides move. You could ask for permission to open up the wall to see if there is actullay 14" of space between walls, and to see if it's insulated.
08-20-2012, 01:55 PM #3
08-20-2012, 02:06 PM #4
But what about building codes? CA building codes must have something about keeping a 2 hour or 1 hour fire barrier between buildings.
08-20-2012, 02:17 PM #5
Re: Firewall, or just sheetrock?
- how the wall is made
- what the wall is made of
- the type and amount of insulation
- windows present - single pane or double glazed
- how loud the noise is at its source
- how loud is it inside
The wall of my house is 15 feet from the property line and I can hear the neighbors when they have a party at their pool on the other side of the property line, and they are on the other side of the pool, so they are probably 30 feet away. I can hear them, but it is muffled and not loud, but I can hear them - so it also depends on how loud are you referring to.
08-20-2012, 06:22 PM #6
Re: Firewall,Jim Luttrall
08-20-2012, 06:38 PM #7
However, the above does not apply to sound from *outside* the building through the exterior walls.
- 1207.1 Scope. This section shall apply to common interior walls, partitions and floor/ceiling assemblies between adjacent dwelling units or between dwelling units and adjacent public areas such as halls, corridors, stairs or service areas.
08-20-2012, 07:18 PM #8
San Francisco is loaded with houses that are 1" apart. If there is just air between the two sound can travel through air. Maybe pull a plug cover and see if you can see anything. You could use a wood skewer or something non conductive to see if there is insulation or wall in between the two.
Nevada Energy Auditor #30
08-21-2012, 06:23 AM #9
For noise from adjacent structures be it 14" or 14 ft it is a determination made by the police officer that responds to your call. Different locals have their own acceptable level of noise along with the time of day and that level is usual determined by the officer that responds to the complaint.