Unsheathed Walls In Detached Garage? - Insulation - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum
Advertisement


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Insulation

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Like Tree3Likes
  • 3 Post By Fix'n it
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Display Modes
Old 12-01-2016, 07:07 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 2
Default

Unsheathed walls in detached garage?


Okay so here's my situation: The home owner of the house I rent in has given me permission to turn their detached garage (about 40ft away from the house) into a space that my band can practice in, but only if I do my best to make it so that the neighbors aren't bothered by us when we play, which will only be during daytime hours, WITHOUT any "hard" construction. Basically whatever I decide to do cannot a.) be permanent. This means no sheathing like OSB or drywall, b.) involve any major construction or structural changes to or inside of the garage itself, and c.) make sure I don't cause damage to the structure by, say, incorrectly installing insulation in the walls and in the ceiling.

My plan is to insulate the entire garage without sheathing. Everything needs to be able to be broken down easily and quickly which is why I'm looking to fasten essentially everything using only staples. So here's my predicament: the batts I've installed in the walls have a paper vapor barrier. There's a warning on the paper that says that it must be covered/sheathed as the paper is flammable, however I cannot sheath the walls. My question is this: Should I staple plastic sheeting over the walls to cover the paper, remove the paper and go without a vapor barrier or should I remove the paper and put up plastic sheeting? These are really the only options I can think of unless there exists some kind of sheathing that can be stapled to the studs that I'm unaware of.

I can post pictures if requested.
m00py is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-01-2016, 08:09 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: far sw sub chicago
Posts: 7,909
Rewards Points: 110
Default

Re: Unsheathed walls in detached garage?


unless you have a really sissy band, anything that you "can" do will not make much difference.
Bondo, joecaption and Bud9051 like this.
Fix'n it is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-02-2016, 12:28 AM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Upper mid-west
Posts: 3,189
Rewards Points: 4,864
Default

Re: Unsheathed walls in detached garage?


I cannot see how the owners would object to having a well-insulated garage when you are done. Are you sure they won't allow you to install insulation in a permanent fashion?
stick\shift is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-02-2016, 03:15 AM   #4
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Posts: 766
Rewards Points: 1,528
Default

Re: Unsheathed walls in detached garage?


Quote:
Originally Posted by fix'n it View Post
unless you have a really sissy band, anything that you "can" do will not make much difference.
+1...
ryansdiydad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2016, 06:44 AM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 37,109
Rewards Points: 1,858
Default

Re: Unsheathed walls in detached garage?


Using the wrong type insulation to start with.
http://www.roxul.com/products/reside...39;n'sound
Even with the right insulation there needs to be much more done that your not being allowed to do.
http://www.soundproofingcompany.com/...roofing-walls/
__________________
When posting in forums, letting us know your location will help others give better feedback/advice/solutions to your questions
joecaption is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2016, 07:59 AM   #6
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Maine
Posts: 10,661
Rewards Points: 124
Default

Re: Unsheathed walls in detached garage?


How far away are those neighbors and how sensitive are they going to be.

A nightclub in town went through extreme measures to eliminate the sounds from their music and still had complaints. They started by relying on the 12" concrete block walls, unacceptable. Ended up adding 3 layers of drywall glued together with an expensive soundproofing glue. Helped a lot, but still a few complaints.

Clearly you can never come close to what they built and even they could not eliminate all of the objections, and it only takes one to sink your ship.

My suggestion would be to build a freestanding room inside that garage and do some reading on an anechoic chamber. It would work well at keeping the sound from exiting that space, but I'm not sure you would like the sound of your music.

Bud
Bud9051 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2016, 05:20 PM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Hartfield VA
Posts: 37,109
Rewards Points: 1,858
Default

Re: Unsheathed walls in detached garage?


What my son has had to do since the 90's is to rent space in the basement of a commercial building in a commercial area.
0 complaints in 10 years and low rent.
__________________
When posting in forums, letting us know your location will help others give better feedback/advice/solutions to your questions
joecaption is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Garage Insulation yamster Insulation 0 07-01-2011 01:30 PM
Pouring Concrete Slab in a small rickety garage. RORO Building & Construction 0 10-19-2010 03:56 PM
Electrical in detached garage mattjub Electrical 6 04-07-2010 10:44 AM
Detached garage setup - Switch loop setup jamiedolan Electrical 3 02-07-2009 12:08 PM
detached garage Kapt Electrical 12 01-17-2007 08:37 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts