Author Topic: Music Next door  (Read 3927 times)

meadie

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Music Next door
« on: October 08, 2006, 11:50:12 PM »
My neighbor next door has a radio on the floor in her dining area that is adjacent to my dining area.  When she plays her music we can hear everything.  How do I block out the sound, it is so annoying. I told my husband that the walls would have to be knock out and insulation needs to be put in the walls to block the sound.  He suggested paneling.  What is the best solution? My husband is iffying on the knocking down wall thing but my father says its a sinch.

johnbergstromslc

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Re: Music Next door
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2006, 12:13:08 AM »
As usual, the husband is wrong.  Paneling won't do squat.  

In additon to insulation, you should double up the drywall and seal it real good.  That should provide a measure of quiet.

bjnash

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Re: Music Next door
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2006, 04:14:52 AM »

agtrojan

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Re: Music Next door
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2006, 03:57:02 PM »
Adding 2 layers of Mass Loaded Vinyl (MLV) barrier with adhesive backing, directly over the existing wall, then finishing the installation with a layer of drywall is a proven, effective way of treating the problem you face.

This is an alternative to opening up the wall to install a quality acoustic insulating material.

Take a look at the MLV spec at:


http://www.soundproofing.org/brochures/mass_loaded_vinyl.htm

You may also want to review the product description at:

http://www.soundproofing.org/infopages/flooring.htm