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Old 07-11-2013, 03:12 PM - Thread Starter
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Would it be worth the time to cut strips of drywall and glue it to the underside of my first level floor between the joists?

I really want a drop ceiling (using ceilinglink) but want to get some sound dampening between the 1st floor (dining room) and basement home theater room located directly below..
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Stuff it with pink would be easier and cheaper

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Old 07-11-2013, 03:59 PM - Thread Starter
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I was thinking of doing both. Stuffing insulation in where possible.
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Old 07-11-2013, 07:37 PM
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If your dining room is hardwood, adding strips of drywall with green glue under the subfloor will make a big difference, do two layers. PM Snickers1 he was the last one I remember doing this at his place.
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I put two layers of 5/8" drywall in a GG sandwich between my floor joists. I noticed a very large improvement, and I have carpet on the floor above me. I can't imagine not doing it with hardwood upstairs. It's a bit of work, as each joist cavity varies a bit, but it's not crucial to seal the joists; you're really just adding mass to absorb the footfalls.
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