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  1. Reduce Noise Between Interior Bedroom Walls

    General DIY Discussions
    Reduce Noise Between Interior Bedroom Walls I thought this would be a simple project but reading a lot of conflicting information. We have a new build finished home, contractor grade. We can hear conversations between the bedroom walls like there is no privacy, even light snoring would wake...
  2. Budget Sound Proofing

    Building & Construction
    I read on a blog a couple of steps that you can take to make an area a little more sound proofed. Essentially it was take some sort of material- sheetrock- and attach it will sound dampening adhesive. Along with the obvious things like using materials around the room to absorb sound, a door...
  3. Converted Bedroom Needs Soundproof Door

    Windows and Doors
    I recently moved into a new rental apartment in New York City. My bedroom used to be the front living room, so it's huge, but it's separated from the den/kitchen area by a very wide doorway, which currently has two bifold closet doors. The doors are paper thin and don't reach the floor beneath...
  4. Converted Bedroom Needs Soundproof Door

    Building & Construction
    I recently moved into a new rental apartment in New York City. My bedroom used to be the front living room, so it's huge, but it's separated from the den/kitchen area by a very wide doorway, which currently has two bifold closet doors. The doors are paper thin and don't reach the floor beneath...
  5. Sound Dampening in an Apartment

    Building & Construction
    I live in a pre-war apartment building that has walls made of plaster. On the other side of my bedroom wall is my neighbors kitchen. They LIVE in their kitchen and I can hear everything through this wall (not to mention smell their cooking). I want to diminish the audible noise but can't do...
  6. Questions about my return plenums

    HVAC
    Soundproofing Air Return Plenum. I have 2 air return plenums in my basement and they echo and vibrate something aweful. What can i do to sound proof them or at least stop the echo/vibration. I'll be decoupling the ceiling so that'll help but still. Also, they're nailed flush to the joists...
  7. Basement sound proofing tips

    Building & Construction
    Greetings I have a couple of questions that I just can't seem to find definite answers to so i thought i'd ask you guys. 1. Does anyone know the STC rating of a typical lowes 6inch hollow glass block window? 2. How would i go about sound proofing that as i am covering it up with my wall. 3...
  8. soundproof wall

    Building & Construction
    Hello there i live in an apartment that has one joining wall to another unit the wall is 9.3*8.1 or aprox 75 sq ft.I hear a loud television through the joining wall.Is there a way to soundproof this wall without tearing down any walls like for example adding quietrock directly onto the wall or...
  9. Building a 2nd Ceiling using 2x4's and Drywall

    Remodeling
    Hello, I live in a wood-construction condo with moronic neighbours upstairs: they constrantly stomp, drop loud objects, and play ball with their dog inside. It is unbareable. As far as I know the floor/ceiling is constructed as follows: Laminate flooring 1/2" plywood 1/2" plywood I-joists...
  10. Insulating Ceiling for a Basement Suite

    General DIY Discussions
    Hi, I'm just about to get started on the basement suite in my new house and am thinking about a few ideas, the main issue is the ceiling. The upstairs of the house is laminate/vinyl flooring currently and I have 3 dogs... when you're downstairs their nails are very noticeable. The basement is...
  11. Soundproofing hardwood floor

    Flooring
    I recently moved into a condo that has hardwood floors. The people from the unit below are complaining they can hear me walking especially when I'm in the living room and kitchen area because that is right about their bed room. Is there any way to dampen the sound from walking with out having to...
  12. Any experience with Roxul?

    Remodeling
    My landlord is also my oldest and dearest friend and he lets me do whatever I want. I recently remodeled the kitchen/living area and will be starting the bedroom soon. There's one wall that is the common wall with the apartment next door and there's no insulation. Temperature isn't the problem...
  13. Soundproof windows

    General DIY Discussions
    I read a great post on this website from a year or so ago on the subject (someone named Oberon) and wanted to see if anyone could help me with my particular problem. I live in chicago about a block away from the El (elevated public transit) and I am having some trouble with train noise in a few...
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