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Title: Soundproofing French Doors
Post by: jessekay on March 18, 2016, 09:33:01 AM
Hello all! 

I'm hoping to get some advice on how to soundproof some french doors.  I recently moved into an apartment -- which we rent -- in San Francisco with my best friend.  Sweet place, but unfortunately our rooms are divided by french doors.  They are wood (no windows).  We both have our beds on the far side of our rooms, but we'd like to figure out how we can do some soundproofing so we don't have to worry about hearing each other in our rooms.  There is also a gap of about an inch and a half between the bottom of the doors and the floor.  I have zero experience in soundproofing, but am very good with tools, etc. 

Would appreciate any advice you all can give me.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Soundproofing French Doors
Post by: Randy S on March 24, 2016, 08:42:37 PM
Ok here is the link on how to soundproof doors.
http://www.soundproofing.org/infopages/soundproofing_doors.htm

You will need to add some wood at the bottom to accommodate the sweep (max gap 3/4")

And most likely once the door is sealed in the closed position, if you need more reduction the you will have to increase the mass of the door by adding mass loaded vinyl or changing to a heavier door.

http://www.supersoundproofingsales.com/Mass-Loaded-Vinyl-2-lb-sqft-48-W-per-foot/productinfo/09-00005-48-2F/

Best Regards,

Randy S.