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Soundproofing Windows and Doors / Re: Sound Proof a Nursery
« Last post by jkooz83 on August 10, 2017, 06:55:13 PM »
OK thanks!   Would you happen to have any other tips to absorb sounds thats cheap and small that would like nice in a nursery and not gawdy?  Again i know i cant block the sound, my hope is to just deaden it as quickly as I can. Right now Ive got the plexiglass, Curtains, those sound panels
Soundproofing Windows and Doors / Re: Sound Proof a Nursery
« Last post by Randy S on August 10, 2017, 05:33:16 PM »
for that room size you would need at least 6 pcs 24" x 48" x 2" thick panels just to notice a change in the room.

for best absorption you would need 32 panels or equal surface area covered in absorption material.

Randy S.
Soundproofing Windows and Doors / Re: Sound Proof a Nursery
« Last post by jkooz83 on August 10, 2017, 04:47:58 PM »
Well the plexiglass now is .22  and ive got a tight seal around the plexiglass and the frame, and i think it has helped. The curtains i am trying to find a good pair of the thick floor to ceiling kind and now with your advice ill shoot for the double width.

I haven't measured the height, but i would assume its a typical 8 foot ceiling.  with the room being a 10ft 10ft Length and width. My thoughts would jsut to have as much absorption on the wall/window facing the street since im unable to do a massive overhaul such as extra layer of drywall/greenglue/additional insulation etc.
Soundproofing Windows and Doors / Re: Sound Proof a Nursery
« Last post by Randy S on August 10, 2017, 03:18:30 PM »
Ok for the windows, you can increase the thickness of the plexiglass to 3/8" and this will improve the reduction, for the curtains you would want to go floor to ceiling and double width for best results.

the panels might not show any value unless to install the minimum amount based on the room size.

what is the room dimensions (LxWxH)?

Randy S.
Soundproofing Windows and Doors / Sound Proof a Nursery
« Last post by jkooz83 on August 08, 2017, 05:37:52 PM »
Wife and I are expecting our first child.  Our house is VERY unacceptable to outside noise. We will probably move within the next 9 months. The Nursery faces the street and the house across the street plays music, not REAL loud but the acoustics of their garage and what not make it almost funnel directly to our house and the nursery.

So far i have added a .25 inch Optix Plexiglass with about a 2.25 gap between the glass, seen some improvements, Im goign to be buying some thick curtains that will go about 6 inches above the window and 6 inches wider on each side and have the pleated effect.

My question IS I was going to build some Sound absorption "panels"and then hang them a good inch or so off of the wall. Probably three of them, 4 feet long, 2 feet wide. Assuming I use proper materials, what kind of "help" would i get from having three random absorption panels?  Two on either side of the window (to help catch the noise that leaks out the side of the curtains" and one on the opposite wall?

I know it wont solve or have any drastic effect but i figure if i make enough tiny little additions (sound absorbing curtains, additional pane of plexiglass, sound absorbing panels)  if each can contribute a tiny improvement combined it should be noticeable right?
First off do not use spray foam for sealing holes, use acoustic caulking.

You need to bring the mass of the walls up a lot higher if you want to reduce this noise problem and same with the door.

Why dont you give me a call direct and we can discuss options.

Randy S.
Soundproofing Windows and Doors / Re: Sound Proof Partition
« Last post by Randy S on July 13, 2017, 11:22:08 PM »
In order to advise the build assembly I would need to know what value of reduction your looking for and from what type of noise you are trying to reduce.

You can contact me direct.

Randy S.
you can try using Mass loaded vinyl and wrap around canopy bed, sides and top.

Not sure how much reduction you are get from it but you can try.

adding the curtain around the bed after the MLV might get you the reduction your looking for.

Randy S.
Soundproofing Windows and Doors / Sound Proof Partition
« Last post by BruceJeremy on July 13, 2017, 07:29:49 AM »
I want to install sound proof partition walls at my garage office, and i need suggestions for that.
Hey there -- I live in a highrise studio next to what sounds like a drag strip at night (buy a muffler, doofuses).

Basically it's a 600 sq ft room, with windows all on one side. Kinda like a hotel.

Anyway it's not ideal, but livable. I'm aware of the expensive/ effective options, but are there any low-cost, simple solutions that may have some effect?

I'm thinking -- well maybe just build some strategic soundproof-foam+deadening board walls around a couple sides of my bed? (other sides are interior walls). Sort of like a small fort. Maybe 6 feet high, maybe to the ceiling.

I guess I can also hang heavy curtains on the windows as well.

Would these provide any benefit? Something like even a 20% reduction would be nice.
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