Insulationin the basement ceiling in theater room

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  1. MikeMon

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    Should I put insulation in the ceiling or should I leave it out? I only have the ceiling left to go along with my PVC for the video cables and my projector mount.

    Thnx
    Mike
     
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    I would insulate and use sound deadning board. just my 2 cents!

    Mark
     
  3. Mike LS

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    If you've got access to the floor joists I would put 2 layers of either R-19 or R-25 between the joists.
     
  4. David Noll

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    If living space above, definitely insulate. I used double the fiberglass insulation that would normally go in the space. Hardly a sound can be heard in my room above.

    David
     
  5. MikeMon

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    thnx guys Ill fill it up. Also is it a good idea to do that threw out the basement? or just more so for the theater room to keep the noise down?
     
  6. Bryce_H

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    I put 2 layers of R-13 in my ceiling joists over the HT. Haven't finished the rest of the basement yet, but don't anticipate putting any in.
     
  7. Mike LS

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    From a heating/cooling standpoint, it's a good idea to put a layer throughout the basement and double it over the HT.
     
  8. Travis_R

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    I put the drywall up on my cieling about a week ago, I put R-19 between the joists and used Sound Resilient hat channel over the joists, and after doing some tests, I wish I had put a double layer of R-19 up, alot of sound is still blocked but I had hoped for better results, but there is no way im taking that drywall back off the ceiling, I put all those sheets up by myself once and that was enough, WOW! I really need to update the pics on my site
     
  9. TonyD

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    i agree with those that say put in the insulation.

    btw travis your dlp link doesnt work.
     
  10. Travis_R

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    Fixed the Link, Thanks for pointin that out, they changed it on me
     
  11. Shane_M

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    I wish I would have put two layers as well. It would have helped a little more. I put some in the walls as well, because the rest of the basement is unfinished. I find it helps.

    I just wished the morons that built my house would have use the code this way I wouldn't have to cut every piece of insulation before installing it... stupid 10.5" to 11 3/4 " spacing.... aaaargh! Would have made things much quicker.
     

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