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DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 03-15-2013, 06:32 AM
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Posted By Ted White
Good Move!

Good Move!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 03-14-2013, 06:39 PM
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Posted By Ted White
It's good on floors, however I wouldn't use it in...

It's good on floors, however I wouldn't use it in a wall, no. For this you want mass.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 03-14-2013, 03:25 PM
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Posted By Ted White
I take it back. It's 100% cellulose, so it's the...

I take it back. It's 100% cellulose, so it's the same old H440 and no damping layer.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 03-14-2013, 03:23 PM
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Posted By Ted White
That appears to be a re-marketing of the age-old...

That appears to be a re-marketing of the age-old classic Homasote 440. Very low mass - low isolation. There may be a chewey damping layer in between, but damping two lightweight boards is minimally...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 03-11-2013, 06:03 AM
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Posted By Ted White
Concrete could conduct, but concrete conducts...

Concrete could conduct, but concrete conducts footfall noise (impact) better than airborne. Without all the details, it would seem that removing your drywall and inspecting the insulation, adding...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-24-2012, 10:12 AM
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Posted By Ted White
Generally R13 fiberglass in a wall, or R19 in a...

Generally R13 fiberglass in a wall, or R19 in a ceiling. Avoid labels that say "acoustic" or "sound control." Just get the cheapest stuff you can find
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 09-24-2012, 05:52 AM
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Posted By Ted White
Soundboard will not do the trick. Fiberglass...

Soundboard will not do the trick. Fiberglass insulation is as good as it gets.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 04-01-2012, 07:30 AM
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Posted By Ted White
http://www.soundproofingcompany.com/sp-solutions/s...

http://www.soundproofingcompany.com/sp-solutions/soundproof-a-ceiling/ . Asbestos' comment above is right on the money. Have a look at this link to get a few ideas for ceiling treatments
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 01-06-2012, 06:36 AM
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Posted By Ted White
Drwall secured with screws secured into the sound...

Drwall secured with screws secured into the sound board only... May the force be with you
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 12-17-2011, 10:37 AM
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Posted By Ted White
As long as you understand that you have...

As long as you understand that you have significant flanking.

As I stated before, I suggest you stick with lab tested assemblies. There are many to choose from.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 12-17-2011, 08:45 AM
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Posted By Ted White
So a little noticeable immediate improvement. The...

So a little noticeable immediate improvement. The existing wall is decoupled. You doubled the mass on one side of a staggered stud wall and damped that mass.

Damping alone can increase a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 12-17-2011, 06:36 AM
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Posted By Ted White
Yes. Curious when I asked if you heard any...

Yes. Curious when I asked if you heard any improvement, you said "initially," what were you meaning? I assume you mean you immediately heard an improvement? It would be helpful to describe / quantify...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 12-16-2011, 05:41 PM
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Posted By Ted White
A stud wall might improve 12 points with the...

A stud wall might improve 12 points with the addition of GG and drywall on one side. Presuming no flanking. There's always flanking, which will move down the achieved isolation.


Flanking needs...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 12-16-2011, 01:35 PM
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Posted By Ted White
Do you hear any improvement? People don't...

Do you hear any improvement?

People don't use foam and drywall in the manner you described.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 10-31-2011, 03:29 PM
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Posted By Ted White
The supplier should have provided installation...

The supplier should have provided installation instructions that clarified the 30 day dry period.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 10-25-2011, 02:49 PM
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Posted By Ted White
Regarding point #1, GG on the framing is not...

Regarding point #1, GG on the framing is not helping. You need to avoid contact. Consider a block plane and shaving that piece.

GG will not sag because it is only used sandwiched between two...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 10-25-2011, 12:13 PM
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Posted By Ted White
Blown in is tempting, but there's a great risk of...

Blown in is tempting, but there's a great risk of compaction. If the insulation becomes overly compressed / compacted, it will conduct a vibration. This is the problem with foam. It's too dense and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 10-25-2011, 09:25 AM
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Posted By Ted White
That shower usually replaces drywall in that...

That shower usually replaces drywall in that general area. So any little tapping (water) on the fiberglass shower will transmit effectively into the wall cavity. There it can travel up, down,...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 10-25-2011, 08:21 AM
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Posted By Ted White
Here's a general rule about insulation in an...

Here's a general rule about insulation in an acoustical wall or ceiling application: Nothing works better than cheap fiberglass. You could spend big money on exotic insulation, but performance will...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 03-23-2011, 02:25 PM
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Views: 3,138
Posted By Ted White
Agree 100%

Agree 100%
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-10-2011, 06:24 PM
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Views: 3,138
Posted By Ted White
One or two pound MLV helps. It's thin so that's a...

One or two pound MLV helps. It's thin so that's a plus. If you have height you can also add plywood and damping compound
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-09-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,138
Posted By Ted White
If you're hearing it from below then there would...

If you're hearing it from below then there would have been sufficient energy to pass through the floor. Therefore there would be plenty of energy to pass through the carpet and pad. You'd have to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Flooring 01-08-2011, 06:24 AM
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Views: 3,138
Posted By Ted White
The best scenario is when the soundproofing...

The best scenario is when the soundproofing treatment is on the sound-producing side if the partition. This reduces sound flanking. This isn't possible in your case, I understand. Also there is sound...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 09-29-2010, 08:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 53,764
Posted By Ted White
Just to refine a point or two. We have the...

Just to refine a point or two. We have the following elements to help us isolate sound:

Decoupling- Staggered studs, double studs, resilient clips&channel, and resilient channel are all common...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Insulation and Radiant Barriers 09-27-2010, 09:05 AM
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Views: 53,764
Posted By Ted White
Thanks. I would not suggest the concept of a...

Thanks. I would not suggest the concept of a suspended ceiling for sound isolation.
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