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I am looking to soundproof a door that connects my room to

I am looking to soundproof a door that connects my room to my room mates room, it is never used and my roommate is pretty loud. I am thinking about glueing some cheap foam bedding to a sheet of plywood to completely cover the door. My only concern is, will this dampen the noise down significantly enough to make it worth the cost? Would it be worth it to just get the expensive purpose built foam?

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Rick

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Can you tell me if my home is from 1980 and the windows are

Can you tell me if my home is from 1980 and the windows are original and I don't think there's much insulation. I can hear everything that's happening next-door and in the front. What would be a good way to make my house more soundproof? I don't have a lot in my budget, about 3000 is it. Thank you

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Eddie

Home Improvement Contractor and Repairs

High School or GED

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Finishing a basement in Iowa and I'm to the point of

Finishing a basement in Iowa and I'm to the point of insulating the outside walls. I'm looking at using the product Roxul insulation since it doesn't absorb moisture and doesn't have the breathing hazards that fiberglass does. Since it doesn't absorb moisturedo I need to install a vapor barrier between it and the sheetrock? I've read that if you install a vaper barrier it should go on the warm side of the wall, but don't know if I need one with this product. Thanks.

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Rick

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I want to put something on my walls to make it more soundproof

I want to put something on my walls to make it more soundproof from heavy traffic on the highway near my house bedroom. Is there a product that I can nail/glue on the wall without tearing into the wall?

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I'm installing a pergo laminate floor in my 1,000 sq. ft condo

I'm installing a pergo laminate floor in my 1,000 sq. ft condo (flooring has already been purchased). I live on the 12th floor of a 13 story high-rise and the floors are concrete. I'm looking for recommendations on sound barriers and also a small amount of cushion for dancing. It's understood that I will not be able to build a fully floating dance floor, but I am looking to deaden sound and create a solid surface.The options I am reviewing areOption 1) Use 6mm (1/4") cork underlaymentPros:Creates a good dance surfaceCons:Less sound deadening than soundguardOption 2) Use 3mm Soundguard underlayment with sound deadening capabilitieshttp://www.thesoundguard.comPros:Highly rated for reducing sound transmissionCons:seems too thin to create a solid surface, particularly for dancingOption 3) Use 3mm soundguard on the bottom AND 3mm cork underlayment--- Soundguard on the bottom cork on topPros:Sound deadening w/ soundguard and solid feel of cork for dancingCons:Worried about height and softness that may lead to buckling of the floor and also unsure if this will help me achieve what I'm looking for (solid feel for dancing)

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Machinc

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I recently got new wooden floor in my house. I can hear all

I recently got new wooden floor in my house. I can hear all the steps from the second floor when I am on the first, including the toilet flushing. Needless to say I am not going to rip the whole floor apart to insulate. Do I have the option to take off certain edges pieces from the second floor and spay insolation?

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HI.. Recently, I had to spend a lot of money fixing a leaking

HI.. Recently, I had to spend a lot of money fixing a leaking sewage pipe (from the second floor bathrooms on down), and cleaning/fixing the mess it made in the past 10 year or so to the adjacent drywalls, and subfloors. As a lesson from this, I intend to install a (perhaps like 12" x 12") metal access panel in the drywall, so I can open it and peep into the lower part of the vertical pipe to check if it is dry or wet. Please let me know if this is a good idea, and list the pros, and especially the cons, you can think of, including possible problems submitting to home inspections, like if/when I want to sell the home in the future.Thanks.

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Martin

Electrical engineer

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Hi. I am looking for the most inexpensive way to soundproof

Hi. I am looking for the most inexpensive way to soundproof my windows at my aparmtent. I am in need of an expert to help me with that. I live in New York city. I heard that there are some shades that would do the job. Celular shades i think is one of them. Someone told me there is a type that has a rail on its side so when you pull it down it covers the whole space in front of the window leaving no gap. I hope someone can offer me options as well as its price and effectiveness. My windows are about 60x35 inchesThanks

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Constructionyourway

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Does anybody have experience with soundproofing techniques

Does anybody have experience with soundproofing techniques such as double walls or staggered stud walls, use of channel & clip ceilings, green glue and/or roxul?I'm looking at doing a drop ceiling of sorts and want advice if it will be as effective as I anticipate.

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Martin

Electrical engineer

Bachelor's Degree

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