Author Topic: Cheap Soundproofing?  (Read 6362 times)

Miguel

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Cheap Soundproofing?
« on: February 15, 2001, 10:59:45 PM »
My roomate and I share a bedroom wall and his new girlfriend giggles ALOT.  The wall is only 9' by 6' and I was wondering if there is any kind of standard hardware store item I could temporarily hang.  The stuff on this web site looks great but I only have a budget of 40-50 dollars.  Is there any cheap solution to this? I need to get some sleep.  Thanks very much for any help.  

Randy - Super Soundproofing CO

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Re: Cheap Soundproofing?
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2001, 03:33:54 AM »
: My roomate and I share a bedroom wall and his new girlfriend giggles ALOT.  The wall is only 9' by 6' and I was wondering if there is any kind of standard hardware store item I could temporarily hang.  The stuff on this web site looks great but I only have a budget of 40-50 dollars.  Is there any cheap solution to this? I need to get some sleep.  Thanks very much for any help.  
The cheapest materials I know of that have soundproofing qualities is asphalt roll roofing.  However, we don't recommend it because it will "outgas" asphalt smell.  How about a set of shooting range headsets?  We do sell them for this.  

Miguel

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Re: Cheap Soundproofing?
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2001, 04:01:01 AM »
I don't think I could sleep with headsets on, though it might be worth a try.  I was thinking of trying a layer of bubble wrap followed by a 1x1 board as a spacer.  Then another layer of bubble wrap and filling the space with styrofoam packing peanuts.  On top that I have an old rug I could nail up.  Is this a compleate waste of time?  I don't care how it looks, I just want to sleep well. Thanks.

Randy - Super Soundproofing CO

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Re: Cheap Soundproofing?
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2001, 04:07:18 AM »
: I don't think I could sleep with headsets on, though it might be worth a try.  I was thinking of trying a layer of bubble wrap followed by a 1x1 board as a spacer.  Then another layer of bubble wrap and filling the space with styrofoam packing peanuts.  On top that I have an old rug I could nail up.  Is this a compleate waste of time?  I don't care how it looks, I just want to sleep well. Thanks.

Bubble wrap is not a soundproofing material.  Stryrofoam will actually enhance sound transfer.  Best to find out the things that have been tried that work, rather than wasteing time experimenting - no need to reinvent the wheel!


Vinz

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Re: Cheap Soundproofing?
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2001, 06:01:09 PM »
Try rubber earplugs - the popsicle shape kind.  I have no problems sleeping with these - blocks out all noise. Just remember to disinfect with hand sanitizer or alcohol prior to use.