I was fortunate when the house was built; it was built using 18” open web trusses for floor joists. The builder insulated the upstairs from the basement using 8" bats. This gives me a couple advantages, all wire, ducts plumbing is run in the trusses. I will be adding a drop in ceiling and get another measure of sound control plus 8' 10" ceilings. I insulated the exterior walls, (mine is a walk out basement with a garage). I plan on keeping some of the noise producing equipment like air-compressor, dust control etc out there. I have run the saw, Jet 1000B and shop vac and it can be heard up stairs, but it is not loud. Oh yes all the interior walls up and down are insolated to minimize noise and to help with heating and cooling.
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Last edited by xplorx4; 05-08-2009 at 09:50 PM.