Basement ceiling soundproofing...

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Old 03-31-07, 09:00 AM
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Basement ceiling soundproofing...

Does anybody have experience using those brown sheets of soundproofing material from the big box store?

I was thinking of putting it between the joists in my open ceiling basement, then running sheetrock over it.

Any ideas/thoughts?
 
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Old 03-31-07, 09:12 AM
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I've used it in walls under drywall and it certainly helps although it should be referred to as sound deadening not sound proofing. To do a better job of sound proofing you would have to mechanically seperate the drywall from the joists - pretty difficult to do.
 
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Old 03-31-07, 01:29 PM
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I've used it in walls under drywall and it certainly helps although it should be referred to as sound deadening not sound proofing. To do a better job of sound proofing you would have to mechanically seperate the drywall from the joists - pretty difficult to do.
Thanks Rockpro!

Also, what do you use to cut this stuff? And what do you use to adhere it to wood? I am guessing construction adhesive?

Thanks again.
 
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It cuts with a standard sheetrock knife (you can use a handsaw if you don't mind dulling the saw). Use a few roofing nails or 1 1/4" drywall screws. Don't forget to use min. 1 5/8" screws if you apply drywall over it. Good luck
 
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Old 04-01-07, 09:37 AM
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It cuts with a standard sheetrock knife (you can use a handsaw if you don't mind dulling the saw). Use a few roofing nails or 1 1/4" drywall screws. Don't forget to use min. 1 5/8" screws if you apply drywall over it. Good luck
Well, I went ahead and installed some of the sheets. I just scored them like drywall with a utility knife and held up with roofing nails like you said...worked perfectly!

Thanks!
 
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I am unfamiliar with the product you are talking about but you can hang drywall on Z channel to help reduce sound. You can also hang multiple layers of drywall. Mass = quiet
 
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