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post #61 of 181 Old 02-11-2009, 10:05 AM - Thread Starter
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some pix of the lighting and other drywall up.. i dig my dimmer switch. so hard to find a BLACK one...cost me 22 bux but its a killer miller switch






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Finally some progress pics. Plus I see the house is still standing...that's a good thing!!

Looking nice. Keep up the good work.

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thanks was beginning to think everyone was like wow ok... so it worked... but yeah its getting closer to the final steps insulation is next...hopefully...lookin at a dropped ceiling right now gotta keep the noise outta the bedroom! lol

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Great don't slow down now or you won't have it done in time for the next superbowl.
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lookin at a dropped ceiling right now gotta keep the noise outta the bedroom! lol


if keeping sound out of a bedroom upstairs is the goal and you want to use a drop ceiling then just leave earplugs on the bedside table
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Tear down all the paneling and when you rock it, put in those hidden in-wall speakers like Donnie did. They handle MONGO power, you can put them in the walls and the ceiling and it ends up sounding lie the best theatre in the world!! Nice sized room there to work with too!! Hope all is well with you and yours.
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if keeping sound out of a bedroom upstairs is the goal and you want to use a drop ceiling then just leave earplugs on the bedside table

whats wrong with a droped ceiling? thought those were better anyways?

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For sound proofing, they are the worst.

Well, worse than a drywall ceiling. I imagine that parchment paper would be worse.
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really? hmmm i guess its a matter of opinon then some say yay and some nay but if youre using absorbing panels then i dont see anything wrong with it then..

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ok all the framing is COMPLETE now to get to the drywall...

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really? hmmm i guess its a matter of opinon then some say yay and some nay but if youre using absorbing panels then i dont see anything wrong with it then..

I guess that depends on whose opinion you believe.

Everything that I have read says that dropped ceilings are bad for sound isolation. Think about it. If mass is one of the major factors in sound isolation, how would a lightweight ceiling tile do in that regard?

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really? hmmm i guess its a matter of opinon then some say yay and some nay but if youre using absorbing panels then i dont see anything wrong with it then..

I believe when they refer to those panel for sound absorption the manufacturer is using them more for "acoustics" not "isolation"

Well when it comes to sound isolation I will take the opinion of Ted White and the guys over at www.soundproofingcompany.com and according to them ( soundproofing is their business mind you ) you would get more soundproofing with a single layer of drywall compared to using a drop ceiling ( assuming of course that you put the pink fluffy stuff in the joist cavity in both instances to stop resonances ) ... kick it up a notch and add 2 layers for more mass and you are really starting to take care of mids and high frequencies and some lows ... add green glue between the 2 layers of drywall and now low frequencies are being tamed ... better yet use RSIC/hat channel and decouple the drywall while doing all the above
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wowee lol this is a pretty see-saw like discussion on here ive been lookin up.. but i guess i forgot to tell everyone that im going to be putting some pretty thick insulation between the joists..and that i have wood floors upstairs (if that makes a diff) all im worried bout is makin things quieter upstairs so that i can play COD4 as loud as i want (well within reason)

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I stuffed my ceiling with R38 and I actually should have used another laying. You can hear it upstairs, but it's only the three of use and nobody is usually upstairs,ca use we are all in the theater!

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You know the old saying ? ... you can lead a horse to water but you cant make him drink it
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For sound proofing, they are the worst.

Well, worse than a drywall ceiling. I imagine that parchment paper would be worse.

Now thats funny
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so whiskey what youre saying is maybe 2 layers then? but like you theres only 2 of us and both would be down stairs or one upstairs and most of the sound is concentrated on one side of the room

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As Ted et al have said many times: insulation doesn't do a tremendous amount to stop sound.

If I've heard him say it once, I've hear it a thousand times: mass, decoupling, flanking, and the other thing.
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damn i mean theres gotta be another way... and im gonna find it!

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did you put any insulation between the wood paneling and the dw?
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damn i mean theres gotta be another way... and im gonna find it!

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i gotta find me some cheap ceiling tiles.... i think i found a way to do it the sound thing i mean...ill show everyone if its successful

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i gotta find me some cheap ceiling tiles.... i think i found a way to do it the sound thing i mean...ill show everyone if its successful



Is that it ?
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lol oh no something oooooo experimental!!!

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As Ted et al have said many times: insulation doesn't do a tremendous amount to stop sound.

If I've heard him say it once, I've hear it a thousand times: mass, decoupling, flanking, and the other thing.

Dampening. Also know as "the other thing."

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And parchment paper.

Although you have to watch out for the triple leaf with it.
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well so far so good im goin to get the stuff tonight so we'll see hopefully soon

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guess it didnt work, on to plan b

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guess it didnt work, on to plan b

Care to share on what you tried that did not work ? ... it may save some other person time/money
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