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Old 10-11-2016, 08:57 AM   #1
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This is already quite the disaster. We hired someone to put up a wall and a barn door. 34 hours later and $2,200 poorer and this job looks horrendous. We certainly will not hire him again. He was beyond unprofessional. That aside.

We put in a barn door for our bathroom. It's a 36 inch door to cover a 30 inch opening. I wanted plenty of coverage to prevent being able to peek through the sides. So, peeking through the sides is not an issue BUT, you can hear everyone pee. Awesome (sarcasm).

Who has experience with installing barn doors for bathrooms?? Can anything be done??

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Just not a great choice of door for a bathroom, there's just no good way to soundproof or even seal good enough to keep bathroom odors out of the living space.

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Old 10-11-2016, 09:23 AM   #3
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The only thing I can think of would be to pipe in some competing noise.
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Just not a great choice of door for a bathroom, there's just no good way to soundproof or even seal good enough to keep bathroom odors out of the living space.
I don't care so much about odors. Although I agree that this is a separate concern.

My primary concern is the noise.

I have a very unique issue. We had stackable washer dryers in our bathroom. I wanted side-by-side washer dryers. stackable or side-by-side washer dryers - either way, there's no way to get them through the doorway without taking off the whole framing (the opening was only 24 inches wide). Now the opening is 30 inches wide. The issue with a regular door here is that you can't even open the door without hitting the dryer.

A pocket door would have been a good option if we had enough wall space.

I absolutely LOVE the look of the barn doors. But, for a bathroom it is not the best option (as I have learned the very hard way).

So now I am trying to make the most of the situation. Gosh, I hate having small spaces.
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What do people think about trying something like this:

Soundproofing Acoustic Door Insulation Seals

http://www.audimutesoundproofing.com...g&onatalp=1492

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Likely to make little difference, other than how easily the door slides, IMO.
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Do you have enough room to enclose the toilet?
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The only thing I can think of would be to pipe in some competing noise.

Exactly. A cheap (=load) bathroom fan.
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Do you have enough room to enclose the toilet?
Unfortunately no. Great Idea though!

The bathroom has a fan. I just hate explaining to people (guests), "Hey, you have to turn on the fan otherwise we can hear you pee." LOL! Or, is it possible for 1 switch to turn on the light and fan together??? I would have no clue how to do it though.
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Having the fan come on with the light was my first thought.

Might have to run a cable to get this to work but we can walk you through it if you don't want to pay an electrician.
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Having the fan come on with the light was my first thought.

Might have to run a cable to get this to work but we can walk you through it if you don't want to pay an electrician.
Yes, this is an excellent idea! the switches are right next to each other. If only I could duct tape them together so they both go on and off together!
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Close, what you want is actually called a pigtail and it sounds like you will not need to run any cable.

Turn off the breaker(s) which control the two switches and remove the cover plate and screws holding the switches in place and let us know what you see.
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There is a way and it is not to difficult.

How wide is the gap between the wall and the door?

You need a stop (wood strip) nailed to the wall side of the door on the side that is away from the opening.

Then another stop strip on the wall placed so that door stop strip butts up against the wall stop when the door is closed.

Rather like the stop seal on a sliding patio door.

a foam strip stuck to one of the stops might be good for a bit more sound stopping,

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