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Old 12-02-2013, 08:41 PM   #1
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I'm going through the house this week and replacing 7 interior doors. For the bedrooms and home office I ordered solid-core prehung units because I work odd rotating hours and I sure would like a little more quiet when I have to sleep off of my family's schedule. Now I have the doors shimmed and hung, but I got the idea here an hour or so ago that I might get a little more quiet if I fill the void between the jamb and the rough opening. I have a couple of cans of expanding foam from another project which I thought would do just great, but I thought a second time that I might not know best and I should check on here first.

Is this foam the best bet? I would be concerned off the bat with it expanding too much and keeping my doors from shutting properly, but if I fill the void with foam and let it cure before I put the backside of the jamb on I'd guess any extra would just spill out and I could shave off the excess before I close it up and finish it... Am I on the right track here or is there a better product for what I'm looking for?

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Not going to do much good but it needs to be low expanding foam.
What type heat do you have?
Forced hot air needs a gap under the door for air flow.

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ive heard countless horror stories about people trying to fill hollow core doors with foam.. the doors warp.. blow apart from the foam expanding... etc.

just replace the doors with solid ones
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ive heard countless horror stories about people trying to fill hollow core doors with foam.. the doors warp.. blow apart from the foam expanding... etc.

just replace the doors with solid ones
They are solid. I'm talking about filling the void in the jamb with foam.
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They are solid. I'm talking about filling the void in the jamb with foam.
If you're going to do that -
make sure the foam is "low-expansion"!
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Foam is a better thermal insulator but transmits sound more than a loose fiber like cellulose or denim fiber.
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Foam is a better thermal insulator but transmits sound more than a loose fiber like cellulose or denim fiber.
Cellulose fiber, huh? My attic is full of it, I'll pack some in the door jamb here and see how it goes.
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Cellulose won't pack.

Just use fiberglass or other batt material.

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