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Author Topic: Soundproofing a bedroom door  (Read 7615 times)

yamaha

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Soundproofing a bedroom door
« on: December 04, 2012, 03:59:31 AM »

Hi, I was hoping to ask for some help with soundproofing a bedroom door. My bedroom is right next to a common room in the house where a computer is located about 2 feet from my door. As a result when I'm trying to sleep I can hear the click-clacking of computer keys, the printer/scanner/fax going off, mouse clicks, etc., so I'm looking for the best/cheapest/easiest way to soundproof my bedroom door.

From what I've been able to find there are several different options- 1" acoustical foam like this (1), sound dampening moving blankets like this (2), and a different kind of 1/4" acoustical foam like this (3). My question is what kind of product should I be looking for? Do different products need to be on the inside vs. outside of the door? We live in an old house and the door is solid wood on its perimeter but has large, thin panels in the middle, kind of like this (4) (except not so fancy and not a Dutch door). The basic plan I'm thinking about is to cut some plywood to place against the inside panel to add some mass and make the door flush and then cover the surface with something, but after lots of searching I don't know what to cover it with. Then possibly place a curtain rod over the door and hang a moving blanket over the door, etc? I don't know, help please!

1. http://www.amazon.com/Sonic-Barrier-Acoustic-Foam-PSA/dp/B0007XGKRW/ref=sr_1_11?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1354555483&sr=1-11&keywords=mass+loaded+vinyl
2. http://www.amazon.com/Moving-Blanket-Dampening-Single-Premium/dp/B005T5S68E/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top
3. http://www.amazon.com/25-Increments-SoundProofing-Deadening-Acoustical/dp/B004X2XC2O/ref=sr_1_12?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1354592619&sr=1-12&keywords=mass+loaded+vinyl
4. http://www.trustile.com/options/default.asp?cid=83

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Re: Soundproofing a bedroom door
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2012, 04:23:51 PM »

as long as its a solid core door, here is what you can do .

http://soundproofing.org/infopages/soundproofing_doors.htm
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yamaha

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Re: Soundproofing a bedroom door
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2012, 09:46:03 PM »

Thank you very much for the reply, I was able to find that after I posted. It looks like a very nice tutorial. However it doesn't say anything about whether the material should be attached on the front (sound side) or back (room side) of the door. Are they both the same, is one better than the other but both will help, etc? Thanks again for the help.

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Re: Soundproofing a bedroom door
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2012, 06:01:22 AM »

Thank you very much for the reply, I was able to find that after I posted. It looks like a very nice tutorial. However it doesn't say anything about whether the material should be attached on the front (sound side) or back (room side) of the door. Are they both the same, is one better than the other but both will help, etc? Thanks again for the help.

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