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bio website RobPaulson.com
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Aug
17
comment What is a reasonable expectation of decibel reduction when sound proofing?
@FaheemMitha - Very sorry. The project was a failure. The landlord verbally agreed to the 'So long as you clean it up when you leave' arrangement, until the truck with the materials showed up. I was probably four hours into the construction when he stopped by and told me he didn't understand my intent and that this was well beyond what he felt comfortable with. I was able to return almost all of the materials (minus the delivery fee) and I moved :(
Jun
26
comment What is a reasonable expectation of decibel reduction when sound proofing?
Thank you! I know it's just a rough estimate and will depend on the construction; but it really helps give me a general idea of what to expect. I'll post back in 5-6 weeks after I've done this and see what the dB meter says
Jun
21
comment What is a reasonable expectation of decibel reduction when sound proofing?
So, what amount of dB reduction would I expect to get for types of noises I'm hearing with my budget constraints? Greater than 18db but less than 80db?
Jun
20
comment What is a reasonable expectation of decibel reduction when sound proofing?
@BMitch - I'm worried that it would be ineffective, unless I could do the entire apartment ceiling?
Jun
8
comment What should we look for when buying a fixer-upper house?
@BlueRaja - In hindsight, I feel pretty good about it. At the time, I hated it with a passion. The truth is, if I can afford the materials, understand how to do the job, have some free time and can finish a project in a weekend or two - I've found I enjoy a lot of DIY home improvement. And I'm sure I'll end up saving money on the jobs I decide to do myself in the future.