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    Soundproofing Supplies

    So we are getting real close to sheet rocking our basement that we are redoing. One main goal i had was to try to make it so as little of noise as possible went between the two floors. At first I thought all it would take is just insulation between the floor joists until I did some more research. Now I am looking at hanging resilient channel or hat channel on the ceiling with two layers of sheet rock and some stone wool or r-30 insulation between the joists and airtight can lights.

    Problem is I can't seem to find anyone that sells resilient channel anywhere besides shipping it in which may take too long.

    Does anyone know of any places that sell resilient channel or something similar. I have checked the websites of lowes, home depot, etc with no luck at all.

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    Re: Soundproofing Supplies

    Good grief you going to test bombs downstairs when the kids are asleep or something? That sounds like going to extreme......

    Know a guy who put up insulation and some sort of sound insulating sheet up before the sheet rock. He only used one layer of sheet rock and I would say it was plenty quiet down there.



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    Re: Soundproofing Supplies

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonesrule91 View Post
    Good grief you going to test bombs downstairs when the kids are asleep or something? That sounds like going to extreme......

    Know a guy who put up insulation and some sort of sound insulating sheet up before the sheet rock. He only used one layer of sheet rock and I would say it was plenty quiet down there.
    Maybe he doesn't want people to hear the cries for help?



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    Re: Soundproofing Supplies

    you might want to take a quick drive up to canada; it must be all over the place there since that's all they talk about in half of those hgtv remodeling shows...

    it looks like lowes has the insulation anyway:
    http://www.lowes.com/pd_89017-1278-RXSS323_4294925567+4294797031_4294937087_?productId=3285120&Ns=p_product_prd_lis _ord_nbr|0||p_product_quantity_sold|1&pl=1&currentURL=%2Fpl_Roxul_4294925567%2B4 294797031_4294937087_%3FNs%3Dp_product_prd_lis_ord_nbr|0||p_product_quantity_sol d|1&facetInfo=Roxul


    Last edited by JY07; 04-28-2011 at 08:43 AM. Reason: linked the wrong insulation

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    Re: Soundproofing Supplies

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclonesrule91 View Post
    Good grief you going to test bombs downstairs when the kids are asleep or something? That sounds like going to extreme......

    Know a guy who put up insulation and some sort of sound insulating sheet up before the sheet rock. He only used one layer of sheet rock and I would say it was plenty quiet down there.
    More concerned about not hearing people walking up stairs, plus one bedroom will be directly below master bedroom and we don't need anyone hearing any activities from above.

    Main point of the resilient channel is that it stops vibration such as walking, moving chairs etc. when it is run cross ways on floor joist and you attach dry wall to it instead of floor joists. Basically creates a drop ceiling efffect but only lowers it 1/2 inch.



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    Re: Soundproofing Supplies

    I just used batts of R13? (I think) and went drywall straight to the joists. You can still hear footsteps upstairs if you're still silently with the tv off ... but it knocks it down quite a bit. Upstairs you can't hear anything that's going on down there.

    Unless you want a sounds studio, I'd just go that route. It's more a function of how securely your upstairs plywood is attached to the joists than anything you can do from underneath. Rip the upstairs down to subfloor, add another layer of 3/4 inch plywood down, glue & screw the **** out of it, get a think pad and carpet and you're good to go. simple right?



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    Re: Soundproofing Supplies

    Quote Originally Posted by FarminCy View Post
    More concerned about not hearing people walking up stairs, plus one bedroom will be directly below master bedroom and we don't need anyone hearing any activities from above.

    Main point of the resilient channel is that it stops vibration such as walking, moving chairs etc. when it is run cross ways on floor joist and you attach dry wall to it instead of floor joists. Basically creates a drop ceiling efffect but only lowers it 1/2 inch.
    I'd actually like some of that for my basement. My kid can be heard for miles when he's talking on xbox live



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    Re: Soundproofing Supplies

    You could always just **** when the kids are gone and save yourself a lot of time and money.

    Worth it to put in regular batts of insulation. Anything else is overkill, imho.


    Last edited by Senolcyc; 04-28-2011 at 01:22 PM.

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    Re: Soundproofing Supplies

    That's one thing I regret right now when I finished my basement this summer was not putting something in the ceiling to keep the sound from going upstairs. Just playing late night video games in the man cave with my brother over the holidays was loud enough for the wife to complain she could hear us loud and clear when she was trying to sleep in the bedroom right above where we were at.


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