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Old 10-06-2012, 12:20 PM   #1
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Well I am currently living with my parents in a rented home. My room is in the basement right next to my brothers room and the wall is just 1 peice of 1/2 drywall and I keep getting woken up in the middle of the night from him screaming.

I was looking online on how the build a new wall but my problem is the "wall" already exists I just need to make it thicker with soundproof insulation. how should I go about doing this?

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Is there drywall on BOTH sides of the wall, or just the one? There are a few ways to approach this problem, and other members will chime in with helpful advice. You should check with the landlord, of course, before proceeding, as he/she may offer you a reduction in rent to upgrade the wall, especially if you plan on finishing it. (texture, paint, paneling, etc.)

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Is there drywall on BOTH sides of the wall, or just the one? There are a few ways to approach this problem, and other members will chime in with helpful advice. You should check with the landlord, of course, before proceeding, as he/she may offer you a reduction in rent to upgrade the wall, especially if you plan on finishing it. (texture, paint, paneling, etc.)

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Not really sure what you mean. There's no frame to the wall and its just a sheet of drywall (dont understand how they did that.) Also I would give it a try but the ammount of repairs that have had to be done in the past 2 years I don't see her wanting to lol (new toilet, door, furnace, water heater ect)
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I don't understand. The drywall is just attached on the edges? ....or not at all?
How is it held in place?

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Ill take some pictures hold on
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That would have been my next suggestion. Photos nearly ALWAYS help us to help you here.

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My side of the wall:
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/441/img0320n.jpg/
That hole used to go through straight to his side


http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/7/img0321fu.jpg/
This is another hole that goes straight though its above my drop ceiling

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/62/img0322jd.jpg/





His side
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/849/img0323fl.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/11/img0324fm.jpg/
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/32/img0325it.jpg/

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/7/img0326kw.jpg/
(the bottom)

http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/855/img0327yg.jpg/
looks like there is insulation on his side?
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I will try this, Mouse, add on if you think I'm right. Do you see in the pic of the I think, it was a light switch, there looks like framing. If it is you can add a fiberglass insulation, like they use in attics, it comes in a roll. Fill the cavities between the framing members, then a sheet of (I would probably use 5/8") drywall screwed to the framing. You could probably use sheeted styrofoam between the framing too. Neither of these methods will eliminate the sound but will muffle it somewhat. You can get a drywall called quiet rock but it runs about $100 a sheet. Maybe someone else has a better idea.

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