Questions tagged [sound-proofing]

For questions generally relating to the prevention of transmission of sound from one enclosed area into another or between interior and exterior spaces.

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Could R-11 Sound Batt have a large impact on reducing sound

QUESTION: will Owens Corning R-11 EcoTouch PINK Unfaced Fiberglass Sound Attenuation Insulation Batt help significantly with the sound transmission? I live in town homes, so they are 2 story units ...
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Choosing the right exterior door type for sound proofing from outside road noise

I am getting the door to my inlaw unit replaced. Its not clear to me whether to get a solid core door, or a solid wood door, if my objective is to provide the best soundproofing inside the unit from ...
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Should I install acoustic insulation in ceiling in basement with switchback staircase and no door?

I'm finishing my basement. Is it worth it to install basic insulation or sound barrier insulation like Rockwool since there won't be a door at the bottom of the staircase? Above the basement living ...
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What additions to an interior ceiling can reduce noises of creaking / pacing from apartment above?

I live in a UK apartment with the one above currently being used as an AirBnB (or something similar). The only noises I typically hear from the occupants are in the form of stomping, creaking of what ...
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Double glazed windows reduce only part of noise. What could I do next?

My bedroom is using double glazed windows with great performance on soundproofing noise made by cars outside. Regarding little girls screaming and dogs barking, double glazed windows do reduce part ...
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Does installing resilient channel directly to the concrete ceiling reduce the effectiveness of soundproofing?

My bedroom that is inside an apartment building. All of walls, ceiling and ground are made of reinforced concrete (concrete with steel). This is from outside of my bedroom. This is from inside of my ...
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what is the distance between top plate and resilient channel? what is the distance between resilient channels?

I am learning how to soundproof my bedroom. This guy is demonstrating "HOW TO INSTALL DRYWALL ON A CEILING WITH RESILIENT CHANNEL" Consider the following image (img_1), screenshot from that ...
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For the purpose of soundproofing, do I need to comply some building code when renovate my bedroom? If yes, what it is?

For the purpose of soundproofing, I wound like to add some layer inside my bedroom. So, I just need to drill some holes. Do I need to comply some building code during the bedroom renovatition? If ...
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What does “24 on center” mean

I'm viewing a tutorial on soundproofing, and it shows the diagram below, with the red rectangle area being the noisy space to soundproof from, and the blue rectangle being the quiet space being ...
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is this guy talking about the performance of green glue for soundproofing?

It sounds like the tutorial is saying But this green stuff gives you another sound rating, believe it or not, above five, Five, just for the caulking ... What does five here mean? some kind of ...
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Is it possible to build a one-cubic-meter soundproof space? what is the minimal size of a soundproof space I could build?

I am wondering if it is possible to build a one-cubic-meter soundproof space or other similar size of soundproof space. Why would I need this? I am planning soundproof my house, although I am new to ...
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Is the part pointed out by red arrow a stud?

Consider the following image. Is the part pointed out by red arrow a stud? What is the blue part called?
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In order to soundproof the noise from outside, how to install studwork on concrete walls and ceiling? How to fix stud on the walls and ceiling?

This video demonstrate how to build a stud wall. My room looks like the following image, concrete walls and ceiling In order to soundproof the noise from outside, how to install studwork on concrete ...
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Is the wood part ceiling joist

per wiki, A joist is a horizontal structural member used in framing to span an open space, often between beams that subsequently transfer loads to vertical members. This tutorial mentions ...
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Is the following image the section of a Resilient channel?

per this post, Resilient channel is a thin metal channel that is intelligently designed to substantially improve the sound insulation of drywall, sheetrock, plasterboard walls and ...
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Is there an exsiting complete soundproof tutorialfor bedroom?

I am trying to soundproofing my bedroom, from outside noise. my bedroom is inside a apartments building that looks like the following image (img_1) where hundreds of people lives in there. I ...
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Exterior Wall - Stacking Fiberglass insulation and Mineral Wool insulation

I am in the process of finishing my unfinished basement and had a question about stacking insulation. When framing the basement we realized we have alot of areas which have about 6~ inches of extra ...
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Specific tiling for washing machine closet?

I am planing to install a washing machine in a closet. There is currently a fitted carpet in this ca. 2 m² closet. To avert consequences a plausible leak/overflow, I want to replace the fitted carpet ...
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Is there any material capable of cancelling low frequencies sounds like a thunder (60Hz)?

I was thinking in materials for a Dog Kennel, to prect it during storms and also fireworks. I know there are a lot of materials to reduce noise, but I've also read is very difficult to reduce low ...
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Will nailing vinyl over my wall ruin the paint over time?

I have some noisy neighbors and my landlord has given me permission to nail mass loaded vinyl over the offending window. The vinyl will remain in place for about 6 months. Is there any risk that over ...
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Sound coming from lower floor to upper floor

I am a new homeowner and this is my first post to this group. We were living in leased apartment before this and now moved to a two floor house. The problem is if my husband is working in the kitchen ...
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Removing sound dampening windows for cleaning

I have sound dampening windows in my new home. They follow the style of the other windows. So while most are on tracks and removable, the large picture window in the living room has a stationary ...
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Wall sound proofing - hanging rows of sound proof “curtains”

The building's structure is concrete, as is the floor/roof. The wall to my neighbor is brick; so a lot of noise comes through - TVs, crying babies etc. I've seen a number of options for constructing ...
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Is there a way I can soundproof an exterior apartment door from outside noise?

Its made of steel but hollow (though I'm not sure if completely hollow or if it has divisions like cells) with zero sound absorption. I already weatherproofed it with foam strips, but even then every ...
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Can I nail mass loaded vynl onto plywood?

I have sheets of plywood nailed outside the windows, will it be possible to sandwich 1/8" thick mass loaded vinyl in between the plywood that is already there and another piece of plywood? If it is, ...
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Noise transmission characteristics of dome structures?

Is a dome structure (e.g. geodome or binishell) more or less likely to transmit inside noise to the outside world, compared to the usual parallelepiped structure, at equal other conditions (same ...
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Can I use a simple wood spacer for double glazed glass inserts in interior french door?

I am building a home office and and want to modestly sound insulate the office from the living room. I want to make a custom pair of french doors with two sets of double glazed glass (1/2" spaced ...
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Would EVA foam under the carpet (for sound proofing) be a fire risk?

I'd like to put some EVA foam under the carpet (above the floorboards) on the first floor bedroom of my house, to dampen the sound of foot steps. The fire safety building regulations (section B2) say ...
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Would towels under floorboards (for sound proofing) be a fire risk?

I saw a video on YouTube that suggests that layers of towels are actually the best sound insulation. I'm thinking about putting folded towels in between the joists under the floorboards on the first ...
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Will noise be an issue when joining two rooms with a circulating fan?

The plan is to join two adjacent rooms with an exhaust fan. One has air conditioner, the other does not. A handyman will drill a square hole into the wall, and then attach the fan. The goal is to cool ...
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How to insulate the inside of a door

I am building a sliding door with a frame made of 2x2s covered with plywood panels on each side. I would like to make it reasonably soundproof and was planning on filling the void with some insulation ...
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Green Glue with wall tiles for soundproofing?

Wall Tiles https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B016UPADF0/ I'm thinking of adding soundproofing to my home's bedroom using these tiles and Green Glue. There is only 1 shared wall + door between this bedroom and ...
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Solid door on top of hollow apartment door to reduce outside noise?

To reduce hallway noise I'd like to replace my hollow apartment door with a solid one, but I'm renting and can't do that (I tried mass loaded vinyl, movers blankets, etc.; it's not enough). So I'm ...
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How should I stick acoustic foams on the walls?

I am a trained opera singer. I just moved into a single family house. I had a concern about the noise because the neighbors were not far away and I usually practice in the evening after work. Luckily, ...
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How do I insulate between bottom/top apartments?

My house is a two-apartment house, where I live on the first floor and rent the second. It's an early 1900s plaster & lathe, and currently has no insulation. I want to add rockwool in the ceiling ...
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How can I determine whether a home with common walls has good soundproofing?

I'm looking to buy a new house in England. It's not likely to be detached. I like a quiet life and would like to choose one where neighbour noise isn't an issue. I have read that during the 1980s, ...
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Is cement board a better soundproofing material than 5/8 drywall?

Cement board has a higher density than 5/8 drywall. It also probably, and this is just a guess, probably has a lower resonance as well (being cement), so less sound should get through. 5/8" drywall ...
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Is 3/4“ OSB a better soundproofing material than 5/8” drywall?

Assuming the construction was done properly, would 3/4" OSB (oriented strand board, it's like a particle board but better) a better soundproofing material than 5/8" drywall? This OSB has an R-factor ...
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Noiseproofing Bedroom with Green Glue: Should I do exterior walls and/or ceiling?

I would like to do some experimentation with soundproofing a bedroom using Green Glue, which is a noiseproofing compound intended to be sandwiched between sheets of drywall. The bedroom currently has ...
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What is the soundproofing performance difference between ultralight 5/8 drywall and regular 5/8 drywall?

Home depot does not have anything but ultralight drywall. I wanted to know what the difference in performance in soundproofing. There is another local supplier who can get the regular drywall. I am ...
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Best sound-proofing techniques and recommended sound-absorbing materials?

This is fundamentaly a question about soundproofing and sound absorbtion. When working this project I've realised I don't understand the concepts as much as I though I did. I basically set up a shelf ...
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How is lead soundproofing installed in walls being renovated?

I am doing a renovation that will involve taking down walls--replacing drywall in some cases with new drywall and in others with tile (in the bathroom). As long as I am taking apart the walls, I would ...
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How can I prevent echo from footsteps on a hollow, temporary stage?

I am working with a dance group who use a temporary stage that can be easily set up and broken down for shows. It stands between 2 and 3 feet off the ground. The only problem with this stage is that ...
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How to fill a gap between wall and ceiling?

I'm planning to convert an office to a bedroom but need to fill a gap above the door. Any ideas how I might do this in a way which minimizes sound transfer from living room to inside room, and vice ...
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Replace drop ceiling with drywall and soundproofing

This is my basement ceiling this morning: After a couple of hours, I removed all drop ceiling for entire basement with 1 living room and 2 bedrooms: I would like to install drywall with access ...
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What kind of professional to call for help with structure-borne noise issues from HVAC

We are in a multi-story, multi-unit building that uses packaged through-the-wall HVAC systems in each unit. These units often go under the name of "Magic-Pak" or "Comfort Pack" depending on the ...
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Soundproofing on partywall

I've just fitted a layer of polystyrene, wood batterns 2x2 with Rockwall infill and layer of acoustic plasterboard then plastered over. All sealed with soundproof sealant. Spoken word reduced through ...
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What's a good sound proofing material to fill an old aperture?

Our bedroom has a disused aperture that looks like it was once for an extractor fan. Both ends are covered with a simple plastic grille. We have serious a noise problem because of this vent. Short of ...
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Sound proofing wall in living room

I live in the top floor of a wood frame condo with high ceiling. Lately, my downstairs neighbor has been playing loud music with bass in their living room and I can hear the music and feel the bass on ...
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Want go be a good neighbor with dogs… Soundproofing for both us and our neighbors… Suggestions?

We breed Scottish Terriers. Moving to a new location and don't want to make a bad first, second or third impression. We purchased to accommodate dog runs and a family atmosphere for socialization. ...