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Sound Proofing a Door
« on: October 12, 2017, 09:39:35 PM »
Hello All,

I just moved into a new apartment and one issue is that the two bedrooms have a large door between them. And this is obviously not comfortable. specifically if my roommate or I brings a brings a girl home.

So some sound proofing needs to be done. The constraint is that I cannot glue/drill the door or walls. So My idea is to make a frame out of cheap wood and then use a collection of foam and other materials to insulate the two rooms.

The dimensions of the door are 128cm x 220cm. The outer frame is quite deep so Whatever I make can be thick.

To begin with I am thinking of finding a large piece of cheap Matters Foam with a Dimension of 130cm X 222cm (slightly larger than the frame) and then I will push it into the frame creating some sort of sound proofing. Once this is done Ill get some triangular sound proofing foam with some wooden frame and apply that infront of the other foam.

I have also read that using some sort of dense material will stop a lot of noise. So maybe i can create a frame and fill it with some material ?

I would love some suggestions.

Byron


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Re: Sound Proofing a Door
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2017, 09:43:53 PM »
I'm not touching this thread until I sober up.  Would love to see what Kent has to say though. ..  :giggle:

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Re: Sound Proofing a Door
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 09:51:27 PM »
Depends on what octaves your/his girl reach,

Now, the 3 main types of female voices are as follows:

1. Soprano
2. Mezzo Soprano
3. Contralto

...or are you refering to HiFi?
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Re: Sound Proofing a Door
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2017, 09:54:51 PM »
 :ROFLMAO:

HiFi and any other noise coming from that room. That door needs to be sound proof both ways.

but I would say Soprano.  :thinking:

Ill post a picture of the frame tomorrow morning.

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Re: Sound Proofing a Door
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2017, 09:56:55 PM »
Please do my friend,it will make All the difference  :dop:

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Re: Sound Proofing a Door
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2017, 10:16:24 PM »
:ROFLMAO:

Ill post a picture of the frame soprano tomorrow morning.

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Re: Sound Proofing a Door
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2017, 11:42:07 PM »
Rather make sure that both of you bring vhirks on the same day. There may be some noise cancellation when they scream in unison

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Re: Sound Proofing a Door
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2017, 06:38:02 AM »
Hahahahahahahaha!!!!!!  :ROFLMAO: This one is going to be fun one!! Use the pillow to silence her!!!  :giggle:
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Re: Sound Proofing a Door
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2017, 06:47:55 AM »
Rather make sure that both of you bring vhirks on the same day. There may be some noise cancellation when they scream in unison

Rather make sure that both of you bring girls on the same day. There may be some noise cancellation when they scream in unison
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Re: Sound Proofing a Door
« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2017, 07:04:05 AM »
I would suggest replacement of the door with one done in double glazing.   It’s amazingly efficient at noise blocking. 







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Re: Sound Proofing a Door
« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2017, 07:14:52 AM »
I would suggest replacement of the door with one done in double glazing.   It’s amazingly efficient at noise blocking. 

So they can watch each other??







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Re: Sound Proofing a Door
« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2017, 07:31:59 AM »
Use a sock. Long sport sock. Much more cost efficient.
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Re: Sound Proofing a Door
« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2017, 07:48:42 AM »
Maybe this stuff will work??  :ROFLMAO: :point:
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Re: Sound Proofing a Door
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2017, 09:26:31 AM »
Prob the best and easiest is to get a number of Isotherm panels, they're 60cmx120cm in (afair) up to 5cm thickness. You'd need two thicknesses to really damp sound.

But it'd work the best ... it's dense fibre, exceptional sound absorbing properties. You could insert it in the space, as tightly into the frame as you can make it (even a tiny gap will make it massively less effective). Then simply tack a sheet of material over it to hide it, keep it where it is and stop any dust/fibres coming off it.

And if you need to open the door in an emergency you can just barge through it.

Now, back to the innuendo and muffled titters.

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Re: Sound Proofing a Door
« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2017, 10:26:23 AM »
This is a good thread.

Seriously, dude, treat the whole room! Treating the doors alone is not going to help you.

And stay away from the screamers, or buy decent pillows as suggested above, just make sure you don't smother them [too much].

And here we thought we have real hifi problems, cable threads are boring. Way to go Byron!
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