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Scott

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questions about soundproofing room
« on: January 11, 2001, 04:20:26 AM »
I was going to use metal runners on a dry wall ceiling to hang
to hang fiberglass paneling in order to leave a gap between
ween ceiling and paneling. Probably a small gap. And then put
the same paneling (3/4 thick) on the walls. I need the room to be dead.
Now there is 110 db level inside the room. It is used for band rehearsal. Will the walls be
dead? Any other options for the ceiling and wall panels
without using carpet? There is also a vent in the ceiling. The room is
about 12' by 10' with about 8' ceiling. Thanks...

bjnash

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Re: questions about soundproofing room
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2001, 05:08:43 AM »
: I was going to use metal runners on a dry wall ceiling to hang fiberglass paneling in order to leave a gap between the
ceiling and paneling. Probably a small gap. And then put
: the same paneling (3/4 thick) on the walls. I need the room to be dead.
: Now there is 110 db level inside the room. It is used for band rehearsal. Will the walls be
: dead? Any other options for the ceiling and wall panels
: without using carpet? There is also a vent in the ceiling. The room is
: about 12' by 10' with about 8' ceiling. Thanks...
A: You don't say whether you are soundproofing or just audio conditioning the room.  If soundproofing: see the URL below, it explains the proper methods.  If conditioning, just apply soundproofing mat to the walls, the thicker the better, depending on the deadness you want...

Scott

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Re: questions about soundproofing room
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2001, 03:55:33 AM »
: : I was going to use metal runners on a dry wall ceiling to hang fiberglass paneling in order to leave a gap between the
: ceiling and paneling. Probably a small gap. And then put
: : the same paneling (3/4 thick) on the walls. I need the room to be dead.
: : Now there is 110 db level inside the room. It is used for band rehearsal. Will the walls be
: : dead? Any other options for the ceiling and wall panels
: : without using carpet? There is also a vent in the ceiling. The room is
: : about 12' by 10' with about 8' ceiling. Thanks...
: A: You don't say whether you are soundproofing or just audio conditioning the room.  If soundproofing: see the URL below, it explains the proper methods.  If conditioning, just apply soundproofing mat to the walls, the thicker the better, depending on the deadness you want...
Thanks for the response,  I am soundproofing the room as well as
conditioning it. Are you familiar with fiberglass
paneling? Should I use something else. I know i wont be adding another drywall layer.
I understand the part about the mats in the walls and on top of the
ceiling. The room needs to be real dead for recording and rehearsal. Any advise on
the vent in the ceiling? Thanks....  



bjnash

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Re: questions about soundproofing room
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2001, 07:14:06 PM »
: : : I was going to use metal runners on a dry wall ceiling to hang fiberglass paneling in order to leave a gap between the
: : ceiling and paneling. Probably a small gap. And then put
: : : the same paneling (3/4 thick) on the walls. I need the room to be dead.
: : : Now there is 110 db level inside the room. It is used for band rehearsal. Will the walls be
: : : dead? Any other options for the ceiling and wall panels
: : : without using carpet? There is also a vent in the ceiling. The room is
: : : about 12' by 10' with about 8' ceiling. Thanks...
: : A: You don't say whether you are soundproofing or just audio conditioning the room.  If soundproofing: see the URL below, it explains the proper methods.  If conditioning, just apply soundproofing mat to the walls, the thicker the better, depending on the deadness you want...
:  Thanks for the response,  I am soundproofing the room as well as
: conditioning it. Are you familiar with fiberglass
: paneling? Should I use something else. I know i wont be adding another drywall layer.
: I understand the part about the mats in the walls and on top of the
: ceiling. The room needs to be real dead for recording and rehearsal. Any advise on
: the vent in the ceiling? Thanks....  
:  
I think we talked this over on the phone, but if no, here goes: Use resilient channel instead of metal runners.  Fiberglass panels will not provide the absorbency you need, use our soundproofing mat, which is black and cover with fabric of your choice. 1/2" thick mat seems to work well for this.  The vent needs to be lined inside or out with soundproofing mat.