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Building a double stud wall help
« on: August 19, 2009, 02:37:15 PM »
We are in the process of building a recording studio ..   new construction...
  We are building a double stud wall...    this was our plan ... but we need to have a little
more space inside...
2 layers of 5/8" sheetrock with greenglue on the inside...
2x4 stud wall with greenglue to sheetrock...
pink insulation in stud wall
1 inch air space
2x4 stud wall with pink insulation
1/2" plywood
5/8" exterior drywall
firring strips 1/2"
Hardy siding..   

my question is .. if we double up the 5/8 on the outside
can we go any thinner on the interior wall? 
thanks Dwight in New Orleans


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Re: Building a double stud wall help
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2009, 04:36:12 PM »
You could use 2 x 3's with a 1/2" space between walls with minimal loss in performance, especially if you add another layer of drywall.

Since you will have a double stud wall, you can skip the Green Glue with virtually no detrimental effect.  Remember to do good sealing...

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Re: Building a double stud wall help
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2009, 04:46:49 PM »
Just want to toss my 2 cents in this tread, if your planning on recording with LF (bass) then I would recommend the green glue with a 3 tube formula per sheet of drywall.
Here's a link for you to review.
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