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Sones to dB conversion

Posted by sayde (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 9, 10 at 14:58

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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RE: Sones to dB conversion

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.

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