Author Topic: Packing materials as soundproofing?  (Read 3583 times)

Jim McLoughlin

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Packing materials as soundproofing?
« on: September 22, 2001, 10:34:08 PM »
Hi
Didn't see these materials listed in the "myths" section, so thought I would aks here...
Just moved into a places that has a garage below it, contained within a basement, so there is already the room within a room happening.  We want to play music (not extremely loud or amplified, some drums though).
There are some thinner spots in the walls and the garage door area.
We have a lot of bubble wrap (the bug bubbles) and cardboard from our move.  Will some concoction of cardboard panels stuffed with bubble wrap provide any sound proofing / dampening?
Possibly silly question but wanted to see if recycling these materials had any value.  Don't have a lot of $$ for all of the super-soundproofing mat required, or the ability to do major renovations (renting).
Also, all of the solutions on the site recommend the super-sound proofing mats, but you also sell the wedge and pyramid foam.  How effective are they relative to one another? (what thickness pyramid/wedgie is equivalent to a given mat's thickness).
Thanks for any info.  Great site.
Jim

bjnash

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Re: Packing materials as soundproofing?
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2001, 03:38:55 AM »
: Hi
: Didn't see these materials listed in the "myths" section, so thought I would aks here...
: Just moved into a places that has a garage below it, contained within a basement, so there is already the room within a room happening.  We want to play music (not extremely loud or amplified, some drums though).
: There are some thinner spots in the walls and the garage door area.
: We have a lot of bubble wrap (the bug bubbles) and cardboard from our move.  Will some concoction of cardboard panels stuffed with bubble wrap provide any sound proofing / dampening?
: Possibly silly question but wanted to see if recycling these materials had any value.  Don't have a lot of $$ for all of the super-soundproofing mat required, or the ability to do major renovations (renting).
: Also, all of the solutions on the site recommend the super-sound proofing mats, but you also sell the wedge and pyramid foam.  How effective are they relative to one another? (what thickness pyramid/wedgie is equivalent to a given mat's thickness).
: Thanks for any info.  Great site.
: Jim
None of the materials you mention are soundproofing materials and will have little or no value.  If you wish to take the time to experiment to prove this, let us know how you fare...