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condo1994

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Soundproofing from second floor condo. advice needed
« on: November 14, 2018, 06:26:43 AM »
  I live in a second floor condo built in 1994.  It has rockwool insulation.

   My problem is I can hear the neighbor below me  when they talk and turn on the television. It is not very loud but I can still hear them.


  Right now, I have a carpet pad and new carpet undernealth (  a little over 1 year old)

        I am thinking of  adding mass loaded vinyl ( 1/4" , 2 pound with closed cell).  how do I go about this?


   1. should I  pull the carpet apart without damaging it and add Mass loaded vinyl in between the existing pad? if so, do I glue it the MLV down or staple it?


 2. should I pull the carpet apart without damaging it and remove the old pad completely and add mass loaded vinyl undernealth the subfloor ?

                  If I choose 2. I am thinking of replacing the carpet pad?

subfloor>  MAss load vinyl> carpet pad #8  >  existing carpet

also, do I need to glue the mass loaded vinyl to the subfloor? should I just staple it down?
Is it possible to remove carpet without damaging it?

what is your recommendation here? any other suggestions?

   

Randy S

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Re: Soundproofing from second floor condo. advice needed
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2018, 04:31:13 PM »
Pull your carpet and padding up along with tack strips.
lay down #2 MLV wall to wall tape seams and seal to perimeter with acoustic caulking.
reinstall tack strips , padding and carpet.

As for salvaging the carpet and pad I would consult a carpet company for those answers.

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