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Re: Sound Proofing a Door
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2017, 10:34:16 AM »
This flat I'm currently staying in, there is just one problem. It bugs me. Person in flat above, I think, is tapping rhythmically; sometimes at like 4:30am, the other night at about 7:30pm.  I don't know what to do, how to tell him he needs to fix the bed or whatever it is. Thought about putting a notice/message in the lift.  :???:

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Re: Sound Proofing a Door
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2017, 11:13:48 AM »
^ Dear Doctor Ruth, or is Dr Ken Kassler today?].....

This flat I'm currently staying in, there is just one problem. It bugs me..........

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Re: Sound Proofing a Door
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2017, 11:15:09 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 louder tannoys, 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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Re: Sound Proofing a Door
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2017, 11:44:26 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!

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! :ROFLMAO: :point: :ROFLMAO: :point: :ROFLMAO: :point:

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Re: Sound Proofing a Door
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2017, 11:50:58 AM »
This flat I'm currently staying in, there is just one problem. It bugs me. Person in flat above, I think, is tapping rhythmically; sometimes at like 4:30am, the other night at about 7:30pm.  I don't know what to do, how to tell him he needs to fix the bed or whatever it is. Thought about putting a notice/message in the lift.  :???:

HAHA!! Sounds like a friend of mine, where his neighbour ask him one morning out side his apartment if they can just moved the Headboard of the bed away from the wall  :ROFLMAO:
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Re: Sound Proofing a Door
« Reply #20 on: October 14, 2017, 01:53:07 AM »
Gentlemen !

Here is the Door in question.



Here is the amount of depth we can work with roughly 48 cm.



Ill post more text tomorrow its a bit late now, Cheers for all the feedback though.

Regards

Byron


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Re: Sound Proofing a Door
« Reply #21 on: October 14, 2017, 08:03:33 AM »
This thread is heading for Legendary Status.

A good read this morning  :giggle:
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Re: Sound Proofing a Door
« Reply #22 on: October 14, 2017, 09:50:53 AM »
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Re: Sound Proofing a Door
« Reply #23 on: October 14, 2017, 09:08:41 PM »
Lots of comments, and nothing on real soundproofing yet!

The most important bit is getting it air-tight. The bulk of the 'partition' that you use can be something like chip-board, or even another door if you can find a cheap secondhand one. A double layer partition is way better than a single.  Then you need to seal all around it in a totally air-tight manner - mattress foam isn't the best. Pool Noodles are probably good, being closed cell.

If there are other paths for sound, like through the ceiling, or via a suspended floor, it might not be worth spending too much on sealing the door.

Another option:

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Re: Sound Proofing a Door
« Reply #24 on: October 14, 2017, 10:59:48 PM »
Cheapest or most cost effective option  :nfi:

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Re: Sound Proofing a Door
« Reply #25 on: October 15, 2017, 09:13:53 PM »
Cheapest or most cost effective option  :nfi:



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Re: Sound Proofing a Door
« Reply #26 on: October 16, 2017, 06:19:40 AM »
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Re: Sound Proofing a Door
« Reply #27 on: October 16, 2017, 07:10:47 AM »
^^^  :giggle:
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Re: Sound Proofing a Door
« Reply #28 on: October 16, 2017, 07:39:17 AM »
Cheapest or most cost effective option  :nfi:



He's not kidding. The key is air-tight. Any gaps will let sound through.

Duct tape the door all around the edges. Then get a big piece of drywalling (rhinolite?) cut to fit as exactly as possible into frame , duct tape that too. If you can, put isotherem tightly into that cavity (na gaps!).

That will sound proof extremely effectively.

Alternatively, learn tantra.

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Re: Sound Proofing a Door
« Reply #29 on: October 16, 2017, 09:27:20 AM »
Cheapest or most cost effective option  :nfi:


Yeah, 10cm on a 5m roll will go a looong way
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