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  1. bluesfordan

    Sound Proof Door

    how much air space between double doors would be effective? Hinges on same side of door jam with enough space so the knobs don't occlude each other? Or hinges on opposite sides of the door jam?
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    Defunct piano stuck in recording space

    "Eh, wot? The bloke built the garden shed with 3 layers of brick with doubled up doors? And no windows? Who the 'ell does that?" :D
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    Defunct piano stuck in recording space

    but of course it did :D going to hire the job out?
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    Defunct piano stuck in recording space

    for some reason the iron frame being buried in the concrete slab struck my funny bone :D
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    Defunct piano stuck in recording space

    sounds like somebody pilfered the ivory keys. it's basically trash now. sawzall it into pieces and recycle what you can. Might be some nice wood so I'd try to deconstruct it as carefully as possible. some of the dang things were made of Brazilian rosewood. Ka-ching.
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    Suggestions for improving my recording space...

    oof, and I thought my old music room was small. good luck. is that exercise equipment in active use?
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    The Chair

    when I need a chair, I go to a used furniture warehouse. Last time, I got a Steelcase chair, retail 699 USD, for 89 dollars. Took the arms off and have an awesome guitar chair. But be prepared to make more than one trip. They didn't have one I liked the first time but they get more stuff...
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    Acoustic treatment inside volcanic rock walls

    OP - fascinating. Where do you live? Oh, and welcome to the forum :D
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    Home Drum Studio - Soundproofing

    you'd be better off getting electronic drums, way cheaper. You can easily spend 10, 20 grand and more, only to find out it doesn't work. Townhouse you say? HOA covenants often frown upon such 'modifications'. It will not help with resale and you'll all but assuredly will end up having to...
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    Non-permanent sound treatment suggestions for concrete basement

    if you don't mind, please post pictures when you do. before, during and after if it's not too much trouble. I tried googling limp bag absorbers and mostly got products to absorb moisture and what little I found didn't clarify what exactly they are. thanks in advance, Daniel
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    Non-permanent sound treatment suggestions for concrete basement

    The demolition of the old finished basement is done all but the cleaning remains. It's going to be at least a year, likely more, before I can build anything. I'm not expecting to do any tracking or mixing down there for now, I just want to be able to play live in the room. The area is going...
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    First major step in new music room/studio project

    The dumpster is full and locked up and ready for pickup some time today. 21 days of actual work (ok, took a day here and there off so 19 days), 86 hours and so far over 1082 USD in tools, supplies and dumpster rental. There will be more charges for the extra days I kept it and who knows what...
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    First major step in new music room/studio project

    I've replied to another thread. I've got about 60% of the basement completely torn out and in the dumpster. When we get an electrician in here to work on the mains panel, I'm going to have him disconnect the makeshift "improvements" and pull all the unwanted wiring out. First we'll work on...
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    Thoughts on mains panel location and interference

    thanks. I wanted to give every room in the house their own breaker anyway and you just made my point. As I've been tearing down the walls and ceilings and finding the, uh, unconventional way they tried to accomplish their means, the convinced I've become in just tearing everything out and...
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    First major step in new music room/studio project

    yep, that's pretty much what's going to happen. We got some serious electrical shenanigans to sort out, and I want more lights installed in places where there aren't any i.e. hallway, closets, rooms with no overhead lights switched at the doorway, etc. So much of that is impacted by the type...
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    First major step in new music room/studio project

    The Vogon construction vehicle has arrived. Prepare for doom
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    First major step in new music room/studio project

    Out with the old. The dumpster (don't know what they call them overseas, bins?) arrives tomorrow. I've moved everything to one side of the basement and today I start putting up the dust barrier plastic sheeting. This is a long haul project. I aim to do the demolition over the next 2-3 weeks...
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    Bare wood vs finished wood ?

    true, it would be a lot easier to add the poly later than try to remove it
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    ceiling intrusion questions?

    across the whole beam/ceiling joint, or just at the 4 corners it creates?
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    ceiling intrusion questions?

    Again, this is my first basement room to set up in on a permanent basis. Bisecting the room is the center support beam of the house, 6"(15cm) wide by 8"(20cm) high, with a lally column about 1/3 from wall. Room is 12'(3.66m) wide by about 22'(6.71m) long. There are HVAC ducts to one side of...
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