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Old 02-16-2013, 02:15 PM - Thread Starter
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Ok so this wall will be behind the screen wall. It will be clipped & channeled w/ DD + GG over the window but I want to plug it up with something.



I was looking at this:

http://www.soundaway.com/Soundproofing_Closed_Cell_Foam_p/15005.htm

Or should I just stuff some OC 703 panels in there?

How fancy/complicated should I make it?

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Put something over the window that you don't mind seeing from the outside (landscape fabric, GOM, paint the glass black, whatever...), then stuff some pink fluffy in there and drywall over it.


Whatever you do, don't spend $32/ft on that foam! yikes!

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Old 02-16-2013, 04:36 PM
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one vote black fabric or linacoustic, black side out. I would be worried that paint would peel over time. Nothing wrong with fabric wrapped OC 703 if you have extra laying around.

This is linacoustic




If you have the depth I've put shades in the closed position, a layer of plywood, insulation then the drywall.
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:03 PM - Thread Starter
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Yes I have about 3 in depth so I was going to put some curtains and then the insulation. Just wanted to make sure I didn't need something more elaborate
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After the window cavity is filled with insulation, how should it be handled in terms of vapour barrier? The rest of the walls get the 6mil poly. Should the poly go right over the window or should it be cut and wrapped just like it would if the window was being left open?

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Would it also be wise to cover the glass with plastic to help hold in cold or heat or doesn't that matter if it is dry walled over?
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No, putting two waterproof layers together is a formula for moisture to collect in between and mold to form. If you feel the need you could add a window film tinting or frosting the window, assuming you smooth out all the air bubbles.
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Digging up this thread as I now have 4 windows to plug in my new space. Can I run electrical in the "void" between the window and drywall? I'd like to reclaim that wall space for some lighted poster boxes, but would need to run electrical.

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