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Soundproofing Windows and Doors / Re: Dual pane laminate or BQuiet/laminate insert
« Last post by Randy S on August 16, 2017, 03:12:12 PM »
you should get good results due to the air gap, however I would increase the acrylic thickness to 3/8" for traffic noise.
If you choose to do a full window replacement you should be looking into windows with STC 40+

Randy S.
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Soundproofing Windows and Doors / Re: Dual pane laminate or BQuiet/laminate insert
« Last post by MikeTw on August 14, 2017, 11:06:46 PM »
Replacement windows Stc mid to high 30s

BQuiet is 1/4 "

Gap will be about 3-4" with builtout frame for BQuiet behind double and triple pane windows

Thanks
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Soundproofing Windows and Doors / Re: Dual pane laminate or BQuiet/laminate insert
« Last post by Randy S on August 14, 2017, 03:13:47 PM »
Do you know the STC or OITC rating for the replacement windows?

what is the thickness if the bquiet insert?

how much of an air space between the existing window and the insert?

advise,

Randy S.
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Soundproofing Windows and Doors / Dual pane laminate or BQuiet/laminate insert
« Last post by MikeTw on August 10, 2017, 10:31:35 PM »
Hi

I'm choosing between a new dual pane laminate window with minimal space between panes vs a laminate insert.

Which one would be better for reducing heavy traffic sounds from buses and trucks?
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Soundproofing Windows and Doors / Re: Sound Proof a Nursery
« Last post by Randy S on August 10, 2017, 08:05:15 PM »
I did a project some years back where the client took our cotton fiber panels (not on website) and cut them into the shapes of the disney cars characters and had them wrapped in silk screened.

another customer just hung a large fishing net along the ceiling line from wall to wall and filled it with stuffed animals..

you can get creative.

Randy S.
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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
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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.
760-752-3030
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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.
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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.
760-752-3030
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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?
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