Author Topic: shared wall with a hallway and a french door  (Read 3766 times)

nadine

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shared wall with a hallway and a french door
« on: August 11, 2008, 12:45:03 AM »
Hi!
I have a question. I have a room that shares a wall and an old french door with my neighbour's hallway. I'm on the main floor of a house, they are on the top floor. Most noise doesn't bother me (tvs, talking, working etc). But I do get off put when they come home, slam the door, put their bikes away, etc. Its short, loud passing through noises. I know one solution is to replace the french doors with solid doors (they currently have frosted glass panelling). But i'd also like an option for the wall. I rent, so construction is out of the question, and I would need something temporary. The wall itself is plaster and an original retaining wall which means its about 14 feet high and curved into the ceiling.

Any thoughts?

Nadine.

Mark Daveis

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Re: shared wall with a hallway and a french door
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2008, 09:36:41 PM »
If its impact noise then you have some real problems but airborne noise is much easier to deal with. :)

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Re: shared wall with a hallway and a french door
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2008, 06:45:52 PM »
Since you rent, there is really nothing temporary that you can do to stop the impact noise. I still would replace the french doors with solid core doors and use a Transom seal and seal tape for the jam to reduce the ambient noise in the hallway.
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