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kesterbill

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baby on the way with noisy neighbours
« on: March 11, 2016, 05:45:07 PM »
Hi there, I just found this site and am so glad I did. My wife and I are expecting our first child in September and we live in a semidetached home in Toronto. Our bedroom has a party wall with the neighbours and I was wondering what the most effective way to soundproof the wall would be. Our neighbours are noisy, plain and simple. We'd really like to at least get that portion of our home insulated as best we can before the baby comes.
 I know that there is a half inch of drywall with pink insulation behind it and then what looks like plywood backer board behind that. I had to open a small hole during a previous renovation so I know that much. Whats the best approach here? Should I take the wall down and reinsulate the joist cavities with safe n sound, or should I just build on top of the existing drywall with new layers of sheetrock and green glue.
I'm up for anything, just trying to get things as quiet as possible!
Thanks in  advance,
Chris

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Re: baby on the way with noisy neighbours
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2016, 06:10:42 PM »
Chris,

If you are trying to get it as quiet as possible then you should remove all the rock and start over using mass loaded vinyl and clips and channel.

Give us a call and we can e-mail you over instructions and discuss the particulars.

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kesterbill

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Re: baby on the way with noisy neighbours
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2016, 06:18:11 PM »
Hey Randy thanks, I'm just travelling at the moment, is there an email I can reach you at just to make contact?
Thanks, I appreciate your time!
Chris

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Re: baby on the way with noisy neighbours
« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2016, 07:27:08 PM »
you can reach me at Randy@soundproofing.org

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Re: baby on the way with noisy neighbours
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2016, 12:09:05 AM »
Hey Randy, I spoke with someone at the office and have a better idea of things. So fill the joist cavities with safe n sound and then put the clips for the furring channels on the joists. Drywall goes on the furring channel, then green glue, followed by another layer of drywall. Where does the MLV come in? I'm not sure I grasp that part.
Thanks in advance!
Chris

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Re: baby on the way with noisy neighbours
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2016, 08:46:59 PM »
MLV is stapled to the studs/joist before the clip and channel are installed.

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