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mschanke

06:44PM | 01/15/07
Member Since: 01/14/07
2 lifetime posts
Bvbasement
I’m relocating to a house that was built in 1950.

the unfinished basement is nice large and dry so I want to add den/home theatre. Theres a few obstacles to this as the basement is unfinished, so i have to consider carpet/area rugs, ect. One major issue is the noise level. The basement is directly under two bedrooms and I want to keep the noise down for my roommates as I keep different hours. The ceiling is unfinished and is basically rafters with one big major heating duct.

1. Is there any type of insulation product that I can install between the rafters to deaden the noise to the occupants above me?

2. Cost and Place I can purchase this product.

KingVolcano

02:20AM | 01/16/07
Member Since: 03/03/05
273 lifetime posts
You could use fiberglass, but I do not like the use of fiberglass in areas that are habited unless there is drywall mounted over it. Any type of insulation with give you acoutical benefits, it's just a matter of what degree.

mschanke

06:53AM | 01/16/07
Member Since: 01/14/07
2 lifetime posts
Yeah Fiberglass is often the first choice but I want to avoid it. I may have a small workout area there as well. So the air quality is a concern too.

My friend suggested a gray accustical foam that is sometimes used in recording studios.

I have no idea what its called.

KingVolcano

02:47PM | 01/16/07
Member Since: 03/03/05
273 lifetime posts
The grey acoustical foam is highly flamible!
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