Author Topic: Soundproofing Elevator DOOR  (Read 3794 times)

floz23

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Soundproofing Elevator DOOR
« on: January 23, 2007, 03:05:35 AM »
Greetings everyone, this website is a great resource.  However, I have been unable to locate any definite ideas of how to soundproof an elevator door.

Here is a summary of my challenge:  We have just moved into a new office, with a single elevator.  And as I'm sure a lot of you know, elevators are not very sound proof, the elevator shaft seems to echo sound to all of the other floors and I can even hear loud discussions from other neighboring floors.  The main problem is this: we want to be able to practice our vocal chorus in our office and we don't want to disturb the other neighboring floors.  I'm not too worried about the sound transfer through the upper and lower walls... the elevator is the main problem.

I want some type of solution that can be removed/pushed aside, since we wont need to practice our chorus all the time...

Please, any insights?  Will the soundproof drapes you sell make a big difference with a 20-30 person chorus?

Thanks all!
-Adam

bjnash

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Re: Soundproofing Elevator DOOR
« Reply #1 on: May 13, 2007, 04:01:49 PM »
First rule of sound control: put something between the source and the target.  It would seem some kind of movable barrier would be in order.  4'X8' sheets of "Sound Deadening Board" would work.  Placing furniture roller feet under them would make them easy to move and covering them with sound absorbent foam as found at
http://www.soundproofing.org/sales/prices.html
would enhance thier sound blocking qualities.

However, depending on the volume of your group, it would be easy to overwhelm such a barrier.

BJ Nash - Senior Soundproofing Technical Specialist
Super Soundproofing Co
www.soundproofing.org
888-942-7723

 

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