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#84617 - 03/09/05 11:23 PM making a room more soundproof
ravi_singh Offline
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Registered: 03/14/02
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Loc: Montreal
hi everyone,

I have posted this question a long time ago, but since we have tons of new board members, I was wondering if anyone else has any insight into this.

I'm moving into an apartment. I want to make my room a little bit soundproof from the other rooms, and other apartments. Any ideas of what I can do other than put carpet on the floors and walls?

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#84618 - 03/10/05 07:51 AM Re: making a room more soundproof
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Posts: 11437
Loc: Central NH
Ravi:
There is much than can be done, but not within practical limits for most.
"Floating floors", additional walls/sheetrock with dead air between, sealing all openings and applying lead sheeting will all do the trick when applied together. But unless you want to get involved in $10,000 worth of materials and labor, think "heavy" carpeting, drapes, furniture, etc. They won't make much of a real-world difference, but the next steps are so much more involved that the simpler solutions are worth a try if you're desperate.

Keep in mind you're looking for isolation or barrier products, NOT diffusion materials:
http://www.soundproofing.org/infopages/channel.htm

http://www.extremesoundproofing.com/

http://www.acoustics101.com/

http://www.allnoisecontrol.com/NoiseAbsorption.cfm

http://www.sonex-online.com/
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#84619 - 03/10/05 09:20 AM Re: making a room more soundproof
F107plus5 Offline
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Registered: 01/24/05
Posts: 2034
Loc: Fla. Orig. Mich.
Hi Ravi, Welcome back.

I've been following this forum since the "M" series was new, but didn't have much to say til now. Glad to see that you're back. You always had lots of good stuff to talk about!-A welcome re-addition!!

Anyway, glad you asked that question, I have a similar problem; living in a house but close to the neighbors. So I'll be watching this thread as closely as you will.

Again, Welcome Back!
Rich.


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#84620 - 03/10/05 09:43 AM Re: making a room more soundproof
sidvicious02 Offline
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Registered: 05/09/03
Posts: 973
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oh and congrats Ravi, that post put you +1000 on the forum - a slightly slower pace than some (yeah i'm talking about you Mark ).
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#84621 - 03/10/05 09:47 AM Re: making a room more soundproof
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Actually, I have slowed down quite a bit lately.

After the "Mother" post, I feel there isn't much more for me to say!
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#84622 - 03/10/05 10:10 AM Re: making a room more soundproof
Ajax Offline
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Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 6331
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
And, we all agree!
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#84623 - 03/10/05 11:53 AM Re: making a room more soundproof
Ray3 Offline
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Registered: 02/02/04
Posts: 2854
Loc: Rochester, NY
Matter of fact, we pretty much felt that way BEFORE the Mother post, too.





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#84624 - 03/10/05 12:11 PM Re: making a room more soundproof
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 11437
Loc: Central NH
I'm Hurt.

Deeply, Seriously Wounded.





















OK.... Better now!
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#84625 - 03/10/05 12:16 PM Re: making a room more soundproof
bigjohn Offline
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Registered: 01/21/04
Posts: 3016
Loc: San Angelo, TX
i think its gonna be 'pick on mark' day..

your breath stinks...
your truck has 5 flat tires...
your daddy climbed a tree to be a branch manager...
and your momma dresses you funny..

now go put your dress back on and leave us alone!!



bigjohn


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#84626 - 03/10/05 12:38 PM Re: making a room more soundproof
MarkSJohnson Offline
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Registered: 09/27/04
Posts: 11437
Loc: Central NH
I'll have you know that as soon as I won the lottery, I was going to buy each of you a set of Halos and M80s.

Not Now.

No Way.

(Riding my Spider Bike towards home, leaving only the memory of the sound of the cards in my spokes....)
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