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Sound proof a room!!

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suspended6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
Hi, i have two small children and next have 3 teenage boys! i rent my property so need to do this as cheap as possible. The kids room joins obviously to 1 of the boys rooms and i need to block the sound. I can hear normal talking, the tv but worst is the Xbox when he has his headset on. If i ask they do curb the noise but it is also unfair that he has to be so quiet! How can i sound proof the joining wall cheaply and quickly so we are all happy?? Not egg boxes though!!! i dont like the effect ha ha!!
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suspended6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
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#1
Can't you move the children to a different room.

Our next door neighbour moved out and left her young early 20s daughter there with her boyfriend. We get to hear the obvious almost daily all over the house and she is a shrieker.
#2
egg boxes-paint em a nice colour-they do work btw
#3
Go for the old favourite... cardboard eggboxes http://www.welshbikers.co.uk/forum/Smileys/default/smiley_two_thumbs_up.gif
#4
barky
egg boxes-paint em a nice colour-they do work btw

Great minds and all that.
#5
pinkleponkle
Can't you move the children to a different room.Our next door neighbour moved out and left her young early 20s daughter there with her boyfriend. We get to hear the obvious almost daily all over the house and she is a shrieker.

[email protected]! -tape the shrieks and post them through her door(or even better,her mothers door)
#6
pinkleponkle
Can't you move the children to a different room.Our next door neighbour moved out and left her young early 20s daughter there with her boyfriend. We get to hear the obvious almost daily all over the house and she is a shrieker.

made me laugh !, hehe , (ps lucky girl !)
suspended#7
yes we heard the lovely sounds of adult excercise when the mum and dad went on holiday!
no i cant move them as due to shape and space of the other room i couldnt fit their stuff in. did think of that!
banned#8
barky
egg boxes-paint em a nice colour-they do work btw

yes, excellent idea use a million egg boxes to cover a wall oO
#9
What about move in your room and you go in there. I would like to think your room is bigger.

Me and the missus think she fakes, thought about telling mummy when she was over the other weekend and whinged about our weeds. I wonder if he's just really good and I am not :o(
#10
DaveLister
barky
egg boxes-paint em a nice colour-they do work btw
yes, excellent idea use a million egg boxes to cover a wall oO

mmm-a million to cover one wall? the great wall of china maybe.
#11
pinkleponkle
What about move in your room and you go in there. I would like to think your room is bigger.Me and the missus think she fakes, thought about telling mummy when she was over the other weekend and whinged about our weeds. I wonder if he's just really good and I am not :o(


think that deserves a different thread!
banned#12
barky
DaveLister
barky
egg boxes-paint em a nice colour-they do work btw
yes, excellent idea use a million egg boxes to cover a wall oO


mmm-a million to cover one wall? the great wall of china maybe.

how many egg boxes do you think it would take to cover a wall? unless you live in a very small house
suspended#13
OMG you lot, where has this thread gone!!! ha ha ha i just wanted a quick answer, not how everyones neighbours are getting a bit!! ha ha
#14
DaveLister
barky
DaveLister
barky
egg boxes-paint em a nice colour-they do work btw
yes, excellent idea use a million egg boxes to cover a wall oO
mmm-a million to cover one wall? the great wall of china maybe.
how many egg boxes do you think it would take to cover a wall? unless you live in a very small house

its not "egg boxes" as such you use for soundproofing,rather the big cardboard trays that hold 30/50 which are maybe ten inches square?(ish) people tile walls all the time and the tiles are smaller than the eggboxes so it isnt that hard a task.
#15
Proper soundproofing costs thousands, just eat more eggs in your house for a few months.
suspended#16
Will it work better if they are free range eggs
banned#17
1m x 1m sound proof sheets on ebay for 12 quid
#18
nattynatty
Will it work better if they are free range eggs


Not for the soundproofing, but your conscience will be cleaner.
suspended#19
DaveLister
1m x 1m sound proof sheets on ebay for 12 quid
cheers will defo have a look at that!!! may be ideal!
#20
DaveLister
1m x 1m sound proof sheets on ebay for 12 quid


With sheets you need to really glue them to the wall, may not be ideal if you are renting the place.
banned#21
Lost Symphonies
DaveLister
1m x 1m sound proof sheets on ebay for 12 quid


With sheets you need to really glue them to the wall, may not be ideal if you are renting the place.

true, double sided carpet tape would probably work though and that's not as hard to remove as glue
#22
ear plugs

http://www.aces-eng.com.au/images/Web-Ear-Plugs.jpg
banned#23
nah you want these they work a treat I tried them at the airport

http://store.apple.com/uk/product/TX257Z/A?cid=AOS-EMEA-SHOP-GoogleBase-UK


£299.95
http://storeimages.apple.com/1418/as-images.apple.com/is/image/AppleInc/TX257?wid=326&hei=326&fmt=jpeg&qlt=95&op_sharpen=0&resMode=bicub&op_usm=0.5,0.5,0,0&iccEmbed=0&layer=comp
#24
When my brother was a student he had problems with the adult noise from next door!

He lived in a house converted into flats with some walls being just hollow plasterboard divisions. The Landlord would do nothing about insulating the walls and would not allow any building alterations (adding extra false walls), but allowed the following solution.

He was relatively successful in fixing a carpet off-cut with a double rubber underlay onto the entire problem wall, this reduced the sound drastically and also looked relatively pleasant. Later he finished the whole room in an exotic Beduin style with a celling-hang and drapes on the other walls and furniture.

This may not be the solution for you, but may give you a few ideas!

:)

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