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TheTechGuru

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Re: Smoke-proofing and sound-proofing from neighbours in condo

I have a solution, might not be the best in the winter though.

It's simple, PRESSURIZE YOUR HOME using a window fan unit to bring in fresh air. You'll need to use a window that is not somewhere where bad smells might be brought in.

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A lot of businesses use this technique but the function is built into their commercial A/C system. Ever wonder why many businesses when you open the door it's a BLAST of air or why the doors howl while closed? This is why. But a fan system like I posted should not create the kind of pressure a business a/c does but should defiantly help.

If you have a lot of disposable income, I would suggest looking into having a A/C professional come out and add the outside air intake feature to your central air conditioning and tell him you want to pressurize the place as much as possible within reason to keep out neighbors smoke.

As for the sound problems, I would nail up some 1/2 inch or thicker RMAX foam on all the walls to neighbors then put some 1/2 inch or thicker drywall on top of that. When you're extending your outlets out doing this I would spray some TuffStuff expanding foam behind them.

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Jack_in_VA
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Just install a fresh air heat exchanger

quote:
Air exchangers contain a heat exchanger core that uses the heating/cooling energy contained in the outgoing stale air to temper the incoming fresh air.
Fresh Air Ventilation for a Healthy Home


TheTechGuru

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said by Jack_in_VA:

Just install a fresh air heat exchanger

quote:
Air exchangers contain a heat exchanger core that uses the heating/cooling energy contained in the outgoing stale air to temper the incoming fresh air.
Fresh Air Ventilation for a Healthy Home

OP would defiantly need to go with the "Supply Only" type.
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Bob4
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reply to Jack_in_VA
That won't prevent the neighbor's smoke from entering his unit.


Jack_in_VA
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said by Bob4:

That won't prevent the neighbor's smoke from entering his unit.

Really read the options


Jack_in_VA
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said by TheTechGuru:

said by Jack_in_VA:

Just install a fresh air heat exchanger

quote:
Air exchangers contain a heat exchanger core that uses the heating/cooling energy contained in the outgoing stale air to temper the incoming fresh air.
Fresh Air Ventilation for a Healthy Home

OP would defiantly need to go with the "Supply Only" type.

That's the option the OP would need bring in air and let it force it's way into the other unit.

quote:
Supply Only
Supply ventilation systems involve the use of a fan to bring outside air into the home while air leaks out of the home through holes in the shell, fan ducts and intentional vents (if any exist). A typical supply ventilation system introduces fresh air into usually one or more rooms within the home that residents occupy most often (e.g., bedrooms, living room).