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OK I may have made a mistake in my remodel. We just got the drywall up and wow what a difference, looks awesome, but that really magnified the sound from upstairs. I never noticed it before while being down there. It is not finished yet so I may have some options.

Is batting or blow in better at this time? the way it is all set up I could pull down about 5 sheets off the center 3 on one side and 2 on the other side. This might allow me to push or slide batting about 6-8 feet. I may not be able to reach it all with the HVAC in some of the cavities but I could get maybe 80%.

Any ideas? Will this help dampen the sound. I know I can not eliminate it. What would be best to use for the batting? is there a specific type? or should I use the blow in and rent a machine. Just a mess if I ever need to pull it down.

Any advice would be appreciated....
 

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Sound is a wave of energy. You can slow it down with air (empty), block with dense material or make it bounce away from you. Fiberglass is cheap and does a fair job, but it must be installed properly and fluffy. Stuff it and you are wasting your money. Dense insulation like rockwool does even better job and again you can't stuff it, they must be placed.
If sheetrock is all you have to replace, remove it, and do it again.
 
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