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DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 01-06-2012, 07:03 AM
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Posted By condo
:) I didn't realize how soft that soundboard was...

:) I didn't realize how soft that soundboard was I had to secure the drywall to the studs.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 01-05-2012, 05:31 PM
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Posted By condo
I ended up working on the second upstairs bedroom...

I ended up working on the second upstairs bedroom since it is the quitest I felt it would have the best chance for success.

I used a layer of styrofoam sheeting on top of the existing drywall ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 12-17-2011, 11:01 AM
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Posted By condo
Given the fact that the wall is more or less...

Given the fact that the wall is more or less already decoupled what are some of the assemblies and are there any charts to compare results I could view?

MLV, GG and RC are outside of the budget.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 12-17-2011, 10:33 AM
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Posted By condo
I understand but I am going to address the wall...

I understand but I am going to address the wall first. The sound may have been reduced by 15-20% and I have not reinstalled the ceramic tile yet which may have some benefit. The bathroom was the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 12-17-2011, 08:06 AM
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Posted By condo
Yes there was a noticeable improvement...

Yes there was a noticeable improvement immediately as would be expected. The sound was dampened a little. How much was due to the GG and how much was do to the drywall is of question but some of the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 12-16-2011, 07:05 PM
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Posted By condo
The common wall is a staggered double 2x4 so...

The common wall is a staggered double 2x4 so isn't it already decoupled?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 12-16-2011, 05:21 PM
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Posted By condo
Yes initially but when you look at the GreenGlue...

Yes initially but when you look at the GreenGlue charts at their website the difference (in most all cases with & without GG) is about 5-10 dBs. It seems to me it would be more benificial and less...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 12-16-2011, 01:20 PM
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Posted By condo
It's been over 30 days and the intial improvement...

It's been over 30 days and the intial improvement I saw is all I achieved with the greenglue. It is all I am going to do in the bathroom for now with the limited space,



So I am thinking about...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 11-09-2011, 07:06 AM
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Posted By condo
You'll find that the pump sprayer ineffective,...

You'll find that the pump sprayer ineffective, you really need to saturate it. One possible problem would be if the popcorn has been painted already that would prevent it from readily absorbing the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 11-07-2011, 08:19 PM
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Posted By condo
Take a garden hose and spray a fair amount of...

Take a garden hose and spray a fair amount of water on the popcorn texture will almost literally fall off on its own ...

Then use a large drywall blade or puddy knife to strip.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 10-31-2011, 03:25 PM
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Posted By condo
I contacted Green Glue today and was told the...

I contacted Green Glue today and was told the following:

"When first installed the GG is still a liquid, and therefore it is doing nothing to reduce the noise. Right now you're only getting the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 10-27-2011, 05:42 PM
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Posted By condo
I hung the drywall in the master bathroom today...

I hung the drywall in the master bathroom today and results were minimal and hardly worth the time and effort. Maybe it will improve some after the GG sets up, kind of doubt it though ???

Anyway...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 10-25-2011, 04:53 PM
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Posted By condo
Right, not on the framing only worried about...

Right, not on the framing only worried about maintaining a gap between the two sheet of drywall at the humped area. I was able to get it sucked in a bit with some long drywall screws.

Was only...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 10-25-2011, 02:40 PM
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Posted By condo
Was thinking of pre-coating (running a bead) on...

Was thinking of pre-coating (running a bead) on the hump in the drywall between the second layer of drywall to help maintain the required gap. I would think if the GG set up a bit ( just a bead or...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 10-25-2011, 10:04 AM
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Posted By condo
Would blown in insulation or spray foam help for...

Would blown in insulation or spray foam help for that location?

Also I have warped stud in the wall (creating a hump) that I am wondering if that would create a contact point with the drywall....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 10-25-2011, 09:13 AM
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Posted By condo
Great thanks ... One other area I am not...

Great thanks ...


One other area I am not sure what if anything I do about is in the second bathroom the tub/shower combo is located on the common wall.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 10-24-2011, 07:14 PM
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Posted By condo
Not planning on doing anything to the ceilings at...

Not planning on doing anything to the ceilings at this point, just the walls ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 10-24-2011, 06:05 PM
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Posted By condo
Thought that might be the case but I still want...

Thought that might be the case but I still want to address the things I can do something about and I won't know how much of a problem that will actually be till I do the GG and drywall.

I'm going...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 10-24-2011, 01:54 PM
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Posted By condo
Thanks but way over budget, the green glue and...

Thanks but way over budget, the green glue and drywall for one small room are less than one 5"x8' batt.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 10-24-2011, 09:43 AM
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Posted By condo
I guess I'll seal then a layer of fiberglass...

I guess I'll seal then a layer of fiberglass insulation and top that with cotton batt or Roxul maybe ...

Thanks ...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 10-23-2011, 09:00 PM
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Posted By condo
Fiberglass? With or without foil or paper...

Fiberglass?

With or without foil or paper backing?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 10-23-2011, 07:39 PM
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Posted By condo
What type of insulation material would be most...

What type of insulation material would be most effective for that application?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 10-23-2011, 01:49 PM
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Posted By condo
Condo soundproofing ...

I have a two story condo that shares a common wall with a single story (vaulted ceiling) unit. I am going to be attempting some soundproofing on the common wall which is a staggered double stud wall....
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