Soundproofing

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Old 12-28-01, 01:20 PM
Bones512
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Soundproofing

Am putting up a wall between the kitchen and den to turn the den into a bedroom. Am using 5/8" fireguard sheetrock becaus eI heard that it was better for soundproofing than regular sheetrock. I have the wall up with one side sheetrocked so far. Don't think that it is going to give me the sound deadening that I expected. What can I put in the wall to provide good sound proofing? Thanks.
 
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Old 12-28-01, 03:24 PM
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Old 12-28-01, 05:27 PM
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The standard method would be to just install 3 1/2" unfaced fiberglass insulation in the stud cavity's. This will help some and in my opinion is worth the minimal expense.. approx 25 cents a square foot for the material.. anything further gets a bit more complicated and increases the cost..

a double wall will give you the best sound deadening if your willing to lose the floor space.. build two seperate walls and leave 1" space between..

good luck

Jim
 
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