Author Topic: anyone have success?  (Read 2244 times)

JeffS

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anyone have success?
« on: March 13, 2010, 11:20:06 PM »
I have read many people with problems, but I haven't read any reviews of people who have used the products successfully. Can we get some people who have successfully used these products to report their results? In fact, even when I google search soundproofing, I cannot find much in terms of positive reviews. (There are a few negative reviews, however.) Mostly it is companies selling their products with no guarantees of success. I think that the soundproofing salespeople would get a big boost of business if these products were reviewed more often and if they did some demonstrations at home shows, put some videos up on youtube with a before/after, etc. Some of the products I'd like to hear reviews on are the MLV composites, green glue, insulation, furring channels with sound clips, etc.

JeffS

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Re: anyone have success?
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2010, 06:57:56 PM »
Well, I guess I'll be the first to answer my own question---although I really wish others who purchase from this company can share their results too. I am still trying to decide my plan for other rooms in my home, and I trust people who have real world results to share over salesmen. Can supersoundproofing please make an effort to get customers to post their results?

As for my experience, my problem is the worst impact noise I've ever witnessed in any home I've spent any time in. Every footstep sounds like a booming sound. And the airborne noise is very bad too. Yes, I own the place. It's 1300 square feet in a multi-family building. I could not afford to remove the ceiling in every room, so I tried the band-aid solution without the MLV barrier in one of the smaller rooms about 6 weeks ago. I added maximum green glue coverage (3 tubes per 4x8 sheet) to an extra sheet of 5/8 inch drywall and hung it to the existing ceiling. The results: more than a little better but certainly not dramatically better. I'd say 40% better??? Instead of having the worst case of impact noise I've ever heard, I would describe my new level of impact noise as just somewhat worse than average. On a scale from 0 to 10 with 0 being the worst impact noise imaginable in a typical house, 10 being the best, and 5 being average, I went from a 0 to a 3. I will live with it.

So I want to try another room in the hopes I can do a little better. I'd be happy with a rating of 4 on my scale. Would the addition of the MLV barrier or blown in insulation get me to that point?

I'm somewhat resistant to removing the ceilings and doing it the right way because my ceilings are already low--about 7 feet, 9 inches. I don't want to lose 2 or more inches. Do people agree that I shouldn't give up the ceiling height??

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Re: anyone have success?
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2010, 05:11:57 PM »
Well I can understand the frustration with trying to get feedback, we are doing the best we can short of paying people to post their results.
I am glad to hear you achieved some reduction using the "Band-aid" approach and this is why it is referred to as a band-aid.
I know you dont want to lower your ceiling, but the correct method to achieve a higher reduction value would be to decouple from the structure and float the ceiling on clips and channel breaking the direct path of transmission through the hard connections.

The only other method to continue the "Band-aid" approach would be to add another layer of drywall with more green glue sandwiched in between.
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