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Jim99

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Soundproffing a sliding XO window
« on: September 20, 2012, 10:06:01 PM »
We have a 93" x 58" single pane window on the 2nd floor of a condo.
Right pane slides open & we open it at night for air. We slide it open about 1-2 inches.

Need something for noise from the nearby carwash that has loud dryers. Sounds like vacuum cleaners.

I'm thinking of getting 1/4" or 3/8" acrylic sheets with the magnetic tape & frames.
Is it possible to do that & open the window? How would you do that?

Not worried about the look. Just want something that stops noise & lets us slide open the window

Any suggestions are appreciated.

thanks
J



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Re: Soundproffing a sliding XO window
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2012, 10:15:35 PM »
The minute you open the window even 1/2" inch its all over....there is no way to soundproof an open window.
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Re: Soundproffing a sliding XO window
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2012, 10:22:41 PM »
The minute you open the window even 1/2" inch its all over....there is no way to soundproof an open window.


Sorry I forgot to add that the carwash stops at 8pm & that's then we slide open the window.
So we don't need to open the window until 8pm. We need soundproofing all day up to 8pm.

Also, the window handle/lock is in the middle.

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Re: Soundproffing a sliding XO window
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2012, 10:26:49 PM »
Ok in that case, you can do the magnaseal system. Here is the link for this page to review.

The system is removable, held on by magnetic tape which magnetizes to the steel L-frame. We supply the magnetic tape and L-frame and you acquire the plexi-glass at a local plastics supplier

http://soundproofing.org/infopages/magnetseal_windows.htm

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Re: Soundproffing a sliding XO window
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2012, 10:28:44 PM »
I would quote the plexi glass prior to ordering the installation kit. Your window size is greater than standard plexi glass sheet. 1/4" is minimum thickness and 3/8" is maximum thickness
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Re: Soundproffing a sliding XO window
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2012, 10:51:47 PM »
ok, thanks.

So would get 2 plexiglass panels & overlap them or next to each other?
I need to get to my window handle to open it every night.



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Re: Soundproffing a sliding XO window
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2012, 11:31:00 PM »
There lies a problem, we have not had great success using multiple pieces of acrylic in one window box...making a true seal where they meet is the problem... you need one solid piece of acrylic.
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johnbergstromslc

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Re: Soundproffing a sliding XO window
« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2012, 02:20:45 AM »
A 3/8" X 58" X 93" piece of acrylic would weigh about 92 lbs!!  You'd get a minor workout removing it every night before bedtime....

Considering the large size of your window, it might be more feasible to get a 'storm' window installed on the inside of your jamb, with thick glass, 1/4" or more.  No need to get double-glazed if you already have it in your existing windows, but you might want to consider tempered glass.

You'd have to clear it with the HOA/condo board, but I doubt it would be too difficult - you're not making major modifications to the structure.  Just tell them it's for your sanity preservation, that will probably work!

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Re: Soundproffing a sliding XO window
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2012, 05:51:11 PM »
Thanks. That's a good idea.
Do you have any suggestions about where I would find storm windows in California or anywhere?