Home Improvement--General/soundproofing walls

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Hello Harvey,
What is the most effective way to soundproof one wall to block sounds from coming from the other side of the wall? How much weight and thickness would this add to the wall? We can soundproof only one, not both, side of the wall. Thank you in advance.

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One way to sound proof a wall is to have one side of the wall attached to different studs than the other side of the wall.  You could make the wall space 6 inches, using 2x4 studs.  Attache one side to the first row of studs.  Fill the space with fiber glass and then attach the other side of the wall to the studs that are not attached to the other wall.  The sound vibrations will would then need to transfer over the fiber glass before the sound will vibrate the other wall.

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Harvey Chichester

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Expansion joints, Concrete floor coatings, bubbles, craters, floor repair, industrial flooring, garage floor seals, building maintenance, and floor paint,

Experience

Harvey Chichester is a well published principal of Durall Industrial Flooring, a company with more than 40 years experience in developing special flow-coatings for industrial and residential floors. Automotive and shopping centers, breweries, food processing plants, manufacturing plants, airplane hangars, car washes, kennels, warehouses, printing plants, residential basements, pool decks, and condominiums are among some of the facilities in which he has installed floors. http://www.concrete-floor-coatings.com During that time, his team of chemists has produced continual improvements to over 500 products, including the acclaimed Dura Seal and Dura Poxy lines of epoxy floor coatings. He has managed installations in all 50 states, 5 Canadian provinces, and 7 countries.

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Durall Industrial Flooring

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Aricles appear in over 3500 locations on the web.

Education/Credentials
MBA Marketing, BSB Finance minor Management, BA Economics minor Sociology, 7 years working beside Bench chemists at Durall Industrial Flooring.

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Iowa Beef, Pillsbury, General Mills, Banta Printing, 3M, Control Data, UFE, Land O Lakes, Thousands of residential garages, warehouses, machine shops, and automotive centers

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