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Re: Anyone have CHEAP sound proofing advice?

Posted by Homosote on January 07, 2000 at 17:23:00:

In Reply to: Anyone have CHEAP sound proofing advice? posted by Kate on December 29, 1999 at 12:47:19:

: I live in a student apartment, and I'm having a hard time dealing with outside noise. I've asked my neighbors (all friends of mine) to be quiet, but it IS a college campus, so what do you expect? I don't want to take legal measures, and I don't want to leave because the rent is really cheap and I do enjoy being so close to my friends when I _don't_ have exams to study for. I was just wondering if anyone had any cheap and easy solutions for reducing the amount of outside noise that comes into my apartment. I am a college student, so let me emphasize the word CHEAP. ;-) Thanks in advance.

From Bob Vila's site:

My roommate and I are trying to soundproof a
small room and we really would appreciate it if you
could share some of your vast knowledge with us,
seeing as we are utter ly clueless! We'd just like to
know the most cost effective materials needed.

There is a material that comes in sheets like plywood
but is basically cardboard. It is called Homosote. It
comes in 4'x8' sheets and is " thick. This should be
glued on with construction adhesive because nails also
conduct sound. It can be painted and lattice can be
used to cover the joints. If you're thinking of a sound
room for recording that would require foam sound
baffles which are usually just hung on the inside of the
walls.

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