Sones to dB conversion

saydeJuly 9, 2010

I'm always asking questions but this morning I found something that answers one of my own questions and thought it might be helpful to others:

1.4 Sones = 45 dB (a very quiet dishwasher)

3.5 Sones = 58 dB (moderate DW)

7.0 Sones = 68 dB (a 1200 CFM Modernaire running at max speed)

8 Sones = 70 dB

I've seen some fans advertised at 10 Sones and didn't know what that meant -- now I know -- that's loud.

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dodge59

Do like me, sayde, remove your hearing aid battery, then it makes no difference if they are DB's Or Sones.

Not Saying "Who" said that.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2010 at 3:55PM
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