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    What do y'all think?

    http://www.tmsoundproofing.com/store...e-2-x-100.html

    Probably less expensive stuff available at the Depot but I thought this looked interesting, esp. for the HT room builders.

    Cheers / Robert

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    Re: Soundproofing Tape

    Good to stop squeeks, but that's all. It won't impede sound transmission.
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      Yeah, once you stick a nail or screw through the subfloor or drywall into the joist, it's moot. You've made a mechanical connection which will transfer sound.

      The only real way to build a 'soundproof' room is to build a floating floor on rubber and staggered studs with drywall on either side. Or a room within a room.

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      • #4
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        Well there may be some advantages being there are still a lot less connection points through the screws then when the whole stud is directly attached to the drywall. Additionally there is some kind of give (resonance) to the whole sheet of drywall being that there is that small bit of foam (whatever it is made out of, wonder how thick it) vs. when it is screwed tightly to the stud. Just my thoughts on it....

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          Re: Soundproofing Tape

          Originally posted by Benjy View Post
          Well there may be some advantages being there are still a lot less connection points through the screws then when the whole stud is directly attached to the drywall. Additionally there is some kind of give (resonance) to the whole sheet of drywall being that there is that small bit of foam (whatever it is made out of, wonder how thick it) vs. when it is screwed tightly to the stud. Just my thoughts on it....
          You would be very surprised to find out how much just one mechanical connection to the stud on an entire wall will transfer the sound to the other side. Using this tape and still having a mechanical connection to the stud with screws along the joints really won't yield any significant attenuation.

          The only way is to decouple the two sides of the wall entirely. Easiest way is with staggered stud construction, better way is with two walls entirely. No drywall on the insides though. Or in an existing room you can build false walls and ceiling on a floating floor.

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          • #6
            Re: Soundproofing Tape

            Question answered

            Thank you all - pretty darn expensive, too...

            Cheers / Robert

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            • #7
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              I'm sure there are many applications from building audio rooms to speakers where this stuff would work well: http://www.homasote.com/products/440-Soundbarrier.aspx

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              • #8
                Re: Soundproofing Tape

                This stuff might be useful to keep sound from traveling along and between cavities inside a wall, but probably won't change the transmission rating of a wall by much.

                Floor squeaks are usually caused by loose fasteners, not lack of a gasket....

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                • #9
                  Re: Soundproofing Tape

                  Originally posted by killersoundz View Post
                  You would be very surprised to find out how much just one mechanical connection to the stud on an entire wall will transfer the sound to the other side. Using this tape and still having a mechanical connection to the stud with screws along the joints really won't yield any significant attenuation.

                  The only way is to decouple the two sides of the wall entirely. Easiest way is with staggered stud construction, better way is with two walls entirely. No drywall on the insides though. Or in an existing room you can build false walls and ceiling on a floating floor.
                  How about using Resilient Sound Clips? Will that give me better results than a staggered stud system? I see the site that Robert pointed to sells a clip called Whisper Clip.
                  http://www.tmsoundproofing.com/store...reen-glue.html

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                  • #10
                    Re: Soundproofing Tape

                    Originally posted by Benjy View Post
                    How about using Resilient Sound Clips? Will that give me better results than a staggered stud system? I see the site that Robert pointed to sells a clip called Whisper Clip.
                    http://www.tmsoundproofing.com/store...reen-glue.html
                    It certainly won't give you better results than a staggered stud wall but it would be better than a standard wall.

                    Here's a good little link to look at

                    http://www.stcratings.com/assemblies.html


                    Actually I'm wrong, according to them a standard wall with resilient channel on one side and insulation rates decently high. Hmmm

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                    • #11
                      Re: Soundproofing Tape

                      Hard to know how accurate those STC ratings are as they do not cite any sources. I found these tests that show an actual lab test for each spec.
                      http://www.greengluecompany.com/tran...nLossTests.php
                      They also claim that most RC not using clips get "Short Circuit" so I guess thats another advantage to just sticking to the staggered wall vs. just RC.

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