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Old 05-22-2014, 12:01 AM   #1
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I am interested in purchasing a condo, and I found out that has a staggered stud wall instead of a double stud wall. The specifications say that it has an extra 1/2" layer of drywall and R8 insulation. I am wondering if this has equivalent sound proofing to the double stud wall, or if the double stud wall is superior, although, most double stud walls only have the one layer of drywall to the party wall. Thank you for any advice.

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The "staggered stud" system is superior and quieter.

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The "staggered stud" system is superior and quieter.
I have to disagree. The double stud wall, ( if built right) has seperate top and bottom plates that are not touching each other. The does not let the vibration transfer as well.

I think you may be over thinking it a little bit though. Anything is going to be better than the way they were built before.
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Anything in the staggered or double stud wall is going to work great.
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Find your wall here; https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&q...5-Nlw11eErzv_A

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