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Getting natural light in to soundproofed area?
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Hey guys, mild tangent with respect to beefing up between the studs. What is the preferred way to deal with corners or other places where studs are too close together to place new material in between? My guess would be that my best bet would be to caulk it heavily. Is there anything better?
How big are you talking about? 1/2" or smaller, caulk...
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How big are you talking about? 1/2" or smaller, caulk...
Here's a pic. In the corner there is both a small gap (to the left of the corner) and a tiny gap where the studs from the two walls nearly contact each other.

The picture is sideways. I can't get the forum to respect the orientation as it is on my computer for some reason.

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Add mass where you can, calk where you cant
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Hey guys, mild tangent with respect to beefing up between the studs. What is the preferred way to deal with corners or other places where studs are too close together to place new material in between? My guess would be that my best bet would be to caulk it heavily. Is there anything better?
You can stick drywall in it so the 5/8" dimension fills the gap (like a credit card slider). So you'd have a piece drywall 5/8" thick and about the width of the stud slipped into the opening which.

If the gap is so tiny i piece of drywall is too thick, ie less than 3/8", you can stuff some insulation in there and use backer rod and caulk.

Ive filled gaps that were very narrow (like an inch or two) by cutting the drywall strip with a drywall hand saw (using a drywall t square as an edge guide) and using backer rod and caulking on the perimeter.
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It's kind of hard to make out in the picture, especially sideways, but where the walls meet at the corner, the studs from the walls touch on the diagonal, so there is almost no gap at all but approximately a 3.5" cavity behind there.

Now that I think of it, the purpose of that extra stud is to give something for drywall to attach to. Since this is not needed, I may be able to remove the stud completely...
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