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post #1 of 5 Old 06-25-07, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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Eliminating in wall rattle?

Any ideas how to do this? Im in a new house and when the sub hits certain 30-40 Hz tones the walls rattle, not shake but rattle. Its really annoying
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Re: Eliminating in wall rattle?

Well, I think I'd need more information on the problem. Is there something inside the wall that's rattling? Or is the drywall somehow not properly secured? Is it in all walls, or only one? Anything else?

Sounds like a fun problem. How do you feel about doing drywall work?

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Re: Eliminating in wall rattle?

yeah, there is something actually in the wall rattling. My sub is in the corner and I will push against the walls to hold them in place and there is still a rattle. If I wasnt moving in a few months I think I would have to do a little drywall, but if thats the only solution i can live with it. Wouldnt that be funny though, i rip the wall apart to find a beer can or something...
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Re: Eliminating in wall rattle?

Yeah, if you're moving in a couple months, I'd think just leave it... I had an old house (1932) in Illinois, and when I tore the walls out, I did find a beer can, a glove and a lot of newspaper (used as insulation?), among other things.

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Re: Eliminating in wall rattle?

You're lucky your whole roof doesn't creak when you turn your sub up!

My old CRT TV case used to rattle like the devil. Fortunately I couldn't hear it above the soundtrack. It only showed up in sweep and tone testing with REW.

Is this all of your walls or just one spot? It should be possible to pinpoint the sound if you use the REW sinewave signal generator (gently) on your sub. See the Shack's REW forum for more details about using REW if you haven't tried it yet.
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