Author Topic: Soundproofing an existing dividing wall  (Read 3985 times)

s7leepless

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Soundproofing an existing dividing wall
« on: March 05, 2010, 09:11:18 AM »
I live in a rented villa which the landlord has basically cut in half by building a flimsy wall down the middle. Some parts are better than others, but one particular part is just an archway that has been filled in. A guy has moved in next door, and while he does have a home theatre system, he is not excessively loud. However, I can hear everything that he does/says/listens to and it's a problem.

Is there a cheap way that I can soundproof the wall, perhaps by painting or sticking something on? I don't want to spend lots of money as I may only be here a few months, but it is affecting my sleep in the meantime. The landlord is not helpful.

If anybody can help I would be very grateful.

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Re: Soundproofing an existing dividing wall
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2010, 05:03:16 PM »
The only "cheap" thing you can do is add multiple layers of 5/8" drywall other than that to do the job right would not be cheap, yet would deliver far greater results...
Since the owner is not helpful your chances of getting a decent reduction are very very slim at best.

I would suggest headsets since your not going to be there for long.
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johnbergstromslc

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Re: Soundproofing an existing dividing wall
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2010, 07:05:19 PM »
I would suggest headsets since your not going to be there for long.


Or a white-noise machine....