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Old 09-10-2009, 10:25 AM   #1
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My in-laws said my Walls are really thin what can I do?

I am a new homeowner and even though I am pretty handy I am no bob the builder right now but am trying to become one.Me and my wife were told this morning during breakfast by my father-in-law that are walls are really to thin and he didnt know his daughter had such a dirty mouth i was LMAO but the wife began to and says my pass time hobby is over until we do something about the walls because the room doubles as my daughters room. so i need help folks. what can i do to make these walls more sound proof.


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Old 09-10-2009, 01:23 PM   #2
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OMG - I think I would solve the problem by curling up in a ball and hoping to die.

Sound isolation is a tough thing to accomplish - there are alternatives: - white noise generator for the guest room, extra-noisy A/C, Barry White CDs...


If I could only remember to THINK about what I was doing before I did it.
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LOL yeah she almost did. but i want come up with a way to cancel out the noise.
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Curious to see what the other response are.

Good luck.

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Old 09-10-2009, 02:37 PM   #5
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Your walls probably aren't "thin" per-se, they just effectively transmit sound! Without totally rebuilding them your options are pretty limited. One thing to consider would be to have some insulation blown into the wall spaces, which will help a little bit. They can drill reasonably small holes in each stud space to facilitate installation of the blown-in insulation.

If you wanted to remove your sheetrock and your trim and totally re-do things you'd have some really good options at your disposal that would be very effective. Big price to pay for quiet walls though.

Another thing to consider is the surfaces in the home in general. Furniture is great for deadening sound. Rugs, wall-hangings, and features other than a rectangular room's walls will all help absorb sound. Fabric coated Homasote panels could be made to hang on the wall to deaden sound, and could serve double duty as bulletin boards for your daughter.
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