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Heath

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Hearing voices (etc) in extended family 2 flat home
« on: August 20, 2008, 11:56:41 PM »
Tongue and groove pine ceiling hung from 12" joists (R13 fiberglass insulation between) with particle board on top with pad and carpet.  2 flat is finished but the voices!  Can't hear exactly the words to follow a conversation, but close...and the night the young adult male upstairs decided to bring to bring a girl home at 3AM was way too much information!

Turns out the carpet and pad have flaws and have to be replaced....so we'd like to take this chance to try and fix some of the noise problem.

Any ideas?  Removing ceiling is NOT an option.
Piping something in between the floor joists?
Underlayment? cork? cement?

Also, the noise coming down the stairwell is like listening to a direct pipeline...the walls haven't been finished yet there, so should we insulate the walls in the stairwell?

Help!

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Re: Hearing voices (etc) in extended family 2 flat home
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2008, 03:25:52 PM »
Here is a link to the MLV w/Closed Cell Foam Underlayment, this will go under the carpet and padding.
http://www.soundproofing.org/infopages/flooring.htm
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Re: Hearing voices (etc) in extended family 2 flat home
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2008, 03:29:52 PM »
For the stairway, Cotton fiber insulation in the walls and double drywall with green glue.
http://www.soundproofing.org/infopages/natural_fiber.htm
http://www.soundproofing.org/ggpages.htm

Also you should address your door that leads into the stairway.
http://www.soundproofing.org/infopages/soundproofing_doors.htm
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Re: Hearing voices (etc) in extended family 2 flat home
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2008, 09:17:46 PM »
Unfortunate you have a tongue and groove ceiling.  Unless you can seal up all the grooves in some manner, it's gonna leak sound like crazy.