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Old 15th December 2010
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Sound Proofing Suggestions

I was wondering if somebody knew of a very thin, no more than 1/2 an inch, Auralex-like material.

I have three sliding doors that I need to cover with one door slides in front of the others.
The doors are big and reach from floor to ceiling which is 10' and I need to cover these doors BUT not at the expense of not being able to move the doors.
It would be a simple project if I didn't have to move the doors.

Any ideas?
Not a bedspread, towels or a sheet.

Thanks

GM
Old 15th December 2010
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You're not going to get soundproofing by overlaying a 1/2" of anything over those doors.
Old 15th December 2010
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You're not going to get soundproofing by overlaying a 1/2" of anything over those doors.
OK, I was very much aware that I would get at least one of those. An advice that has nothing to do with my question but everything to do with getting a point across.
First you don't know what I'm doing with the material.
I never mentioned "sound proofing".
Also if I had you still don't know what amount of volume we're talking about here.

If we could just stay on the subject please.

Can anyone suggest anything for me to use in this situation?
If it doesn't work out I'll just use a large photo background.

Thanks

GD
Old 15th December 2010
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Originally Posted by GtrMan View Post
I never mentioned "sound proofing".
It's in the thread title. heh

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Can anyone suggest anything for me to use in this situation?
What specific problem are you trying to fix?

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Old 15th December 2010
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May be a bit expensive but cork is an excellent soundproofing material.
You can buy it in 1/4 and 1/2 inch 2ft x 3ft sheets.
Old 15th December 2010
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May be a bit expensive but cork is an excellent soundproofing material.
You can buy it in 1/4 and 1/2 inch 2ft x 3ft sheets.

Cork.
That's it!
Problem solved.

Thanks a lot

GM
Old 15th December 2010
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Cork is not going to do much of anything unless you plan on needing something to stick paper work too.
As Ethan said, what problem are you trying to solve??
Old 15th December 2010
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I'm sorry, I saw the title "Sound Proofing Suggestions" and I mistakenly assumed you wanted advice on how to achieve sound-proofing using 1/2" thick overlay on doors. My mistake.

I don't think 1/2" of anything will net you significant amounts of attenuation. It can help with rattle or reflections however.

I guess the answer you were looking for is "cork". Cool.
Old 15th December 2010
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Perhaps mass loaded vinyl?

If you say you've got sliding glass, the weight will probably be way too much and you'll gave mass loaded broken glass instead.
Old 15th December 2010
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The answer is CORK, people! Let's just leave it at that! heh
Old 16th December 2010
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The answer is CORK, people! Let's just leave it at that! heh
lol
Old 16th December 2010
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Freakin' hilarious...

The mass loaded vinyl thing is a good suggestion, or some heavy mil pond liner. I used this between my walls and it works pretty damn well.
Neither is cheap.

You could probably use two layers w/ green glue between for that thickness. It won't "soundproof" anything, but it may dampen the glass and not let it resonate as much? It's pretty heavy.

I am convinced this is what it is doing when using it between walls, as well as making an "airtight" seal if used with adhesive.

Same as green glue and the like with the dampening thing.

Good luck.....
cork.....
j

edit: wait, don't they make 1/2" lead lined drywall for radiology rooms? Green glue this to your door, if you aren't concerned with looks.

My buddy's studio was completely done in this stuff in the late 80's, and it is close to soundproof. Seriously, as silly as it sounds.

Last edited by NEWTON IN ORBIT; 16th December 2010 at 12:56 AM.. Reason: cork
Old 17th December 2010
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Originally Posted by LAstudio View Post
The answer is CORK, people! Let's just leave it at that! heh
It's that secret we never wanted to give out.
Old 17th December 2010
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It's that secret we never wanted to give out.
Yup, I took apart a few 244's...

Filled with cork! heh
Old 17th December 2010
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Originally Posted by NEWTON IN ORBIT View Post
Freakin' hilarious...

The mass loaded vinyl thing is a good suggestion, or some heavy mil pond liner. I used this between my walls and it works pretty damn well.
Neither is cheap.

You could probably use two layers w/ green glue between for that thickness. It won't "soundproof" anything, but it may dampen the glass and not let it resonate as much? It's pretty heavy.

I am convinced this is what it is doing when using it between walls, as well as making an "airtight" seal if used with adhesive.

Same as green glue and the like with the dampening thing.

Good luck.....
cork.....
j

edit: wait, don't they make 1/2" lead lined drywall for radiology rooms? Green glue this to your door, if you aren't concerned with looks.

My buddy's studio was completely done in this stuff in the late 80's, and it is close to soundproof. Seriously, as silly as it sounds.
mass loaded vinyl was the replacement for lead as it's and environ No-No

using that between different density and thickness sheet rock makes a great barrier..ya just gotta go 4 to 6 inches over the corners to seal then properly..that's what i use and i live in a row how and blast music at 3 am in the studio with no complaints
Old 17th December 2010
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The answer is CORK, people! Let's just leave it at that! heh
Cork... the OTHER sound proofing material.

Cheers,

Otto
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