Author Topic: Straw as a sound proof material?  (Read 3667 times)

June

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Straw as a sound proof material?
« on: September 17, 2006, 07:45:02 PM »
Hi

I live in a duplex with an extremly noisy neighbour.  



I am looking at building a wall of straw bails to cut down

on the hi-fi noise. Would this help or am i barking

up the wrong tree.

Thanks.



My idea http://www.users.on.net/~a1200/idea/idea1.html




johnbergstromslc

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Re: Straw as a sound proof material?
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2006, 10:32:52 PM »
Definitely the wrong tree.  The straw wouldn't cut down on transmitted noise from your neighbor, but it would reduce the echo/reverberation in you space.  

Even tightly baled straw is full of holes.  If it couldn't hold back water, it sure aint gonna stop air molecules from vibrating.

Here goes the broken record:  You need more decoupling, mass, sealing and absorptive insulation to kill the noise.  

If you're renting, you could try a piece of MLV or MLV + foam backing, hanging it loosely against the wall, but that will only work so well.  It won't compensate for an inadequately built party wall.  

june

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Re: Straw as a sound proof material?
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2006, 11:42:45 PM »
Thanks for the info. Much appreciated.

 

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