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Author Topic: Train Noise  (Read 2681 times)


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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:
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?

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.

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

Randy S.