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Soundproofing Forum Topics => Other Soundproofing Questions => Topic started by: wally on May 01, 2004, 09:39:31 PM

Title: strawbale house stc
Post by: wally on May 01, 2004, 09:39:31 PM
Hi...

has anyone ever conducted a test for the strawbale house construction  stc value?

if mass law is the final answer in stc at lower frequencies, then how about the weight of a staw/stucco house versus brick?

Thanks
Title: Re: strawbale house stc
Post by: boborther on May 18, 2004, 08:50:24 PM
Wally,

That is a great question and would make for an interesting college thesis. The brick would need to be mortared well and sealed properly.
It is a known fact that hay bales alone make for a good soundproofing agent (due to the sheer mass), but it is the health hazards and infestation issues that go with hay bales that keep them from being used extensively in a suburban environment. I would be interested to see the sound level meter readings on the straw bale house as opposed to the brick house. Thanks for the interesting posting.

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