An acoustic pipe wrap is a quick and easy way to soundproof a noisy pipe.
Pipes are often overlooked in soundproofing projects.
Even if you soundproof the walls, doors, windows, ceiling, and floor failing to soundproof pipes can allow noise to easily travel through walls.
Not only can pipes be noisy due to the movement of fluid inside them but sound vibrations easily travel from one room to another directly through them.
If you need to soundproof your pipes then the three most effective acoustic pipe wraps for the job are:
|Size||6" X 25 ft (15cm x 7.62m)|
The Vivosun wrap is made of foil sealed bubble wrap.
This gives it great acoustic insulation properties because air pockets are one of the most effective ways of dampening sound vibrations.
It effectively creates a layer of air between the pipe and the outer layer of the foil thus significantly dampening pipe noise and also insulating the pipes too.
It is lightweight and slim, so wont add much width to your pipes at all.
It is also very easy to fit.
To fit it, simply peel off the sticky back and wrap it around your pipe ensuring that you overlap it by about 1/2" (1.3cm) as you go, this doubles the insulation up and makes it more effective.
In addition to soundproofing pipes it is also suitable for:
|Size||3" X 25ft (7.6cm x 7.6m)|
This Frost King pipe wrap is fiberglass based.
Fiberglass is an excellent insulator not just against heat but also against noise.
Frost King is also moisture resistant with a built in vapor barrier.
Be aware it is thick (1"/2.5cm) so will signficantly increase pipe size so it is not best suited for use on pipes in tight areas.
It is simple to install fiberglass pipe wrap, (see the steps at the bottom of this article) just be aware that it isn't self-adhesive so you will need pipe clips, duct tape or similar to secure it in place.
In addition to soundproofing it is also suitable for:
|Weight||1.25 lbs (0.57kg)|
|Size||11.4'' X 19.7'' (29cm x 50cm)|
BXI Pipe Wrap is a self-adhesive sheet that contains butyl damping gel making it highly effective at sound dampening.
Butyl is a very effective soundproofing compound which helps eliminate vibrations and reduce noise, it is commonly used to dampen car noise.
The butyl gel is sealed in aluminium foil beehive structure.
Hexagonal beehive structures are known for being a great geometric shape for helping dampen sound, and the foil gives it great thermal insulation properties.
The dampening gel is very high density at 0.8lbs/sqft (notice how this product is significantly heavier than the other products we feature on this page) which means it will add mass to your pipes (or whatever else you wish to soundproof with it), and mass is one of the key things you need when it comes to blocking sound.
This is a great soundproofing pipe wrap the only issue with it is it is more fiddly to fit around a pipe as you have to cut strips to size yourself.
Unlike the Frost King fiberglass wrap above, it is self-adhesive so there is no need for any additional tape.
Pipe tape is primarily used for insulation purposes, to stop water in pipes freezing during the winter months or to prevent hot pipes from causing injury.
Soundproofing are another issue which pipe wraps resolve.
Pipe wraps are used most commonly on:
There are a huge range of different places where acoustic pipe wraps can make a big difference, these include:
Pretty much any pipe noise can be reduced significantly with the addition of an acoustic wrap.
Pipe tape has many benefits beyond the obvious insulation and soundproofing.
The exact benefits will vary depending on which tape you use however you can expect the following of most acoustic pipe wraps:
To install acoustic pipe wraps you will need:
The installation process is pretty simple, just follow these steps: