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Rubber Washers for fans - soft or hard?

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I've heard that rubber washers can help reduce vibrations by fans. Can the washers can hard or do they need to be soft?
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Anything rubber that's not as hard as plastic reduices noise and vibration.
BTW... soft is good but you may be retightening them as the elasticity wears
    
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Anything rubber that's not as hard as plastic reduices noise and vibration.
oh ok thanks
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Here is a tip if you want to go the extra yard...
Some ACO hardware stores have hole insulators. You drill out the fan screw holes and incert these in the hole to insulate the steel or aluminum.
They are normally for holes that you pass wires through so not to have the sharp steel/aluminum cut into the wires, but they do work well for fan mounting and are soft rubber
    
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