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Scott C.

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#1 posted 04-23-2013 02:57 AM

Egg crate foam will do next to nothing for “sound proofing”. Especially the stuff you listed, that’s really more for packing, acoustical treatment foam is much more dense and much thicker, but even that won’t do much for you. Acoustical treatment and acoustical isolation are two different beasts, the latter being much more complicated. The egg crate will simply effect the way the interior of the rooms sounds but not have much effect on the transfer of that sound to outside of that room. Acoustical isolation is a function mechanical decoupling of the two spaces (i.e. the sound of the machineary vibrating the drywall, the ceiling joist and then the floor beneath your neighbor) and sealing air travel between the two spaces.

Also, I would imagine egg crate foam is going to get full of dust.

Do a google search for green glue, it’s a construction adhesive type product that you use the double up the drywall wall, decouple them from one another, and change the resonate frequency of the panels. I haven’t used it, but short of a “room in room” decoupled double wall system, it seems to be the only realistic option for your situation. Honestly though, acoustical isolation is pretty difficult to acomplish without major surgery.

I’m not sure quiet and sucking up every tiny particle of dust are going to be able to coexist. The dust part is also going to require really well setup equipment as far as efficient dust pickup at the tool.

Not trying to be a jerk, just putting it into perspective.


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