Too much Turkey!
Hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving!
Funny how you can have an extra long weekend, and get ABSOLUTELY noting accomplished (except eat!)
Worked on my second wall panel... Track from Fabricmate may
be here on Monday... just wanted to be ready for it!
Worked on the speaker covers for the false wall... (for you folks with MAD wood working skills.. you may want to look away!
) Notched with a router, ripped oak biscuits, and glue (lots of glue).
Made a frame for the door...
Covered the frame with DMD acoustic material and filled the inside of the frame with a GP Fiberboard for sound deadening....
I also (but forgot to take pictures) took my "layered" door apart back down to the MLV.
Left the MLV on the door, trimmed the underlayment (drawn out in yellow, with a break in the middle) to form a "gasket" around the perimeter and a "break" in the middle..
Then put a tube of QuietGlue Pro in the center places I trimmed and removed, then put the panel back on.
Did another sound check last night. Using my HIGH TECH
app on my Droid Bionic. Inside the room the dB average was 89dB. outside the door I was reading an average of 38dB. The same measurement taken in the bathroom which is the common wall to the theater, a measurement of 27dB.
I am struggling to get the sound reduced at the door. I am not sure, but it seems the door frame or the door itself are "resonating" sound a bit. I can't be sure, but considering how I had to "wedge" the custom door frame into the original rough opening, there is no decoupling from the wall and the door frame like there would have been if there was a gap. Not sure if this is part of my problem or not. But HEY, the wife confirmed that she could not hear anything at the other end of the hall.... "WINNER, WINNER, chicken dinner!"