Insulating wall in between hometheatre and laundry/storage room

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by IanB, Aug 11, 2003.

  1. IanB

    IanB Auditioning

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2003
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    I was planning on insulating the wall in between my home theatre room and the laundry room. One side of the drywall(facing the home theatre room) is already done, what sort of insulation should I get/buy. Someone told me the foam sheets are better than the big insulation battens. I have drilled holes through the 2x4's and have run the wire through, should I actually run conduit and then put the wires inside or is that overkill.

    Thanks,

    Ian
     
  2. Terry Montlick

    Terry Montlick Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Jul 3, 2003
    Messages:
    120
    Likes Received:
    0
    Hi Ian,

    I assume your purpose in insulating the walls is to keep the laundry room sound isolated from the home theater (or vice-versa). Ordinary fiberglass batting works just fine for this. Additional sound blocking is gotten by adding extra layers of drywall and/or fiberboard, and decoupling the drywall from the studs with resilient channel.

    Of course, how much you want to bother depends on how severe your noise problem is. Low frequencies are the nastiest to block.

    Regards,
    Terry
     
  3. Keith Outhouse

    Keith Outhouse Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 1999
    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    0
  4. Allan.G

    Allan.G Auditioning

    Joined:
    Jul 10, 2003
    Messages:
    14
    Likes Received:
    0
    look here
    acoustiblok.com
     
  5. Shane KP

    Shane KP Auditioning

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2003
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    I would advise that you definetly run conduit for your cabling to go through as I did this when we constructed our home theatre and have had to do serveral changes with video cabling upgrades. Our walls are fully insulated with sound proof batts and they seem to work perfectly fine. I know for a fact if I did not have the conduit and tried to re-run the cables through cavities and holes, I would not have stood a chance in the battle of defeating snages, I would have lost.[​IMG]
     

Share This Page