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Title: Soundproofing a dome
Post by: JK on October 02, 2001, 11:28:44 AM

Here's a challenge -- soundproofing a Burning Man geodesic dome. A few facts and preferences to consider, in order of priority.
1. The dome will sit in the midst of loud outdoor music (rock concert level) with heavy bass. The ground is made of hard-packed sand (playa dust) that conducts the low frequency sound remarkably well.
2. The dome's tubing has 5/8-inch diameter, meaning the most dead air space one can achieve is probably that much.
3. The structure is temporary and must be "assemblable" in two days. Thus, "elevating" the dome above the ground would probably be out of question.
4. Of course, it'd be nice to be able to burn the soundproofing material, if it's non-toxic and inexpensive.


Title: Re: Soundproofing a dome
Post by: bjnash on October 29, 2001, 02:56:43 AM
: Here's a challenge -- soundproofing a Burning Man geodesic dome. A few facts and preferences to consider, in order of priority.
: 1. The dome will sit in the midst of loud outdoor music (rock concert level) with heavy bass. The ground is made of hard-packed sand (playa dust) that conducts the low frequency sound remarkably well.

Looks like hay bales would fit the bill.

: 2. The dome's tubing has 5/8-inch diameter, meaning the most dead air space one can achieve is probably that much.
: 3. The structure is temporary and must be "assemblable" in two days. Thus, "elevating" the dome above the ground would probably be out of question.
: 4. Of course, it'd be nice to be able to burn the soundproofing material, if it's non-toxic and inexpensive.