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Author Topic: Train Noise  (Read 2288 times)

someguy

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Train Noise
« on: August 15, 2014, 03:34:03 PM »

I rented a new apartment, and they were VERY misleading about the train tracks passing under my balcony. I don't care about light in my room and want to build the most sound proof window plug possible. My questions are as follows:
Materials
Is MDF a better than than drywall? There is a double drywall product called quiet rock for sale at Lowes, Is that even worth considering?
Is foam my best option? I see a product called peacemaker, is there any reason to believe this is better/worse than foam?

Construction
Should I sandwich the foam or noise absorption materials between to pieces of MDF/drywall, or just one layer of each?
Currently my plan is to make a plug larger than the window, set it on the window sill, then silicon it in place. Is this ideal, or should I have it recessed? If sandwich construction is best, should I recces part of it and overlay the rest?


Faux wall
If this isn't enough, can a temporary wall be built out of cheap material (drywall,or vinyl maybe?) an inch or two away from the current wall to give it more proofing qualities?

Randy S

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Re: Train Noise
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2014, 10:16:44 PM »

best bet would be to use our magnaseal system with 3/8" acrylic with the greatest air gap possible 2" min.

Here is the link to view.
http://www.supersoundproofingsales.com/Kit-Magnetseal-Magnetic-Tape-L-Framing-Trim-White/productinfo/09-1100-MAG-L/

think about commercial airplane windows, same concept with the exception this is on magnetic tape for removal.

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