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BEST New Wall Soundproofing Assembly

This is the best assembly for improving the soundproofing performance of newly constructed stud walls. Use this assembly to reduce airborne and structural borne noise transfer between two rooms. This type of construction is perfect for walls in home theaters, recording studios, walls adjacent to stairs/elevators and industrial machine rooms. This solution reduces low frequency noise from subwoofers and drums.

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1. On one side of the wall, install the Quiet Barrier® HD onto the studs with 1 ¼ inch roofing nails. Butt the edges of the Quiet Barrier® HD tightly together. Try to minimize the amount of seams.

2. Peal and place the Quiet Barrier® Tape over all of the seams of the Quiet Barrier®.

3. Install 5/8 inch Type X gypsum board with 1 5/8 inch coarse thread drywall screws. Screws should be placed 8 to 12 inches apart. Leave a ¼ inch gap between the new layer of gypsum board and all adjoining wall, ceiling and floor surfaces.

4. Install the Quiet Batt between the studs.

5. On the other side of the wall, install the isoTRAX™ Soundproofing System on to the studs.

6. Install 5/8 inch Type X gypsum board on to the isoTRAX™ system with 1 ¼ inch fine thread drywall screws. Screws should be placed 12 inches apart. Leave a ¼ inch gap between the new layer of gypsum board and all adjoining wall, ceiling and floor surfaces.

7. Fill the ¼ inch gap with OSI® Pro-Series® SC-175™ Acoustical Sound Sealant.

8. Finish the gypsum board using common industry standards.

Note: For increased performance add another layer of 5/8 inch Type X Gypsum board.

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    isoTRAX™ Soundproofing System

    The isoTRAX™ Soundproofing System works by combining several different soundproofing strategies into one easy to use package. Designed to be installed inside of a wall or

    IsoTrax™ Sound Isolation System Just as there is likely more than one source of sound that irritates you, there is more than one way of solving the problem. That’s why at Soundproof Cow, we use a system of different sound isolation solutions to block noise and quiet things down. This approach is why we created the IsoTrax™ Sound Isolation System. Soundproof Cow’s soundproofing isolation systems offer solutions to minimize excessive . . .

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    Quiet Batt™ 30 Soundproofing Insulation

    Quiet Batt™ 30 is a 3 in. premium, high-performance soundproofing and thermal insulation product designed for use in both interior and exterior walls, ceilings and attic

    Learn More About the Benefits of Quiet Batt™ 30 Soundproofing Insulation:   Quiet Batt™ 30 is a 3 in. premium, high-performance soundproofing and thermal insulation product designed for use in both interior and exterior walls, ceilings and attic applications. Quiet Batt™ 30 soundproofing insulation installs with a tight friction fit between wood and metal studs to minimize sound and thermal energy transmission. Quiet Batt™30 can be used as a standalone soundproofing . . .

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    OSI® Pro-Series SC-175 Acoustical Sound Sealant (Tube)

    OSI® Pro-Series® SC-175™ Acoustical Sound Sealant is a water-based sealant designed to reduce sound transmission in both exposed and unexposed walls and partition systems. Its’ Primary

    For individual jobs for which you need an effective sealant to accompany your soundproofing, order a tube of OSI® Pro-Series SC-175 acoustical sound sealant from Soundproof Cow. Each tube provides 86 linear feet of acoustical sound sealant to insulate and soundproof areas that have air gaps and could allow unwanted sound transfer. Soundproof barriers can block unwanted sound between rooms, but there are some situations where a more finessed solution . . .

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    Quiet Barrier­™ HD Soundproofing Material (Roll)

    Quiet Barrier™ HD soundproofing material (1/4 in. 2 lb./sqft.) 20ft. roll is a high density, non porous material that exhibits a non-resonant quality due to its

    “Distracting noises are great,” said no one ever. You need a trusted sidekick to help rid yourself of pesky noise problems distracting you during the day — a helping hand to stop noises in their tracks. Quiet Barrier™ HD soundproofing material is the tool you need to reduce sound emittance while keeping your personal space tranquil. With sound dampening and dual soundproofing function, it’s no wonder our Quiet Barrier™ HD . . .

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    Quiet Barrier™ Tape

    Quiet Barrier™ Tape effectively seals the seams between sheets of Quiet Barrier™ or Quiet Barrier™ Foam Composites. Quiet Barrier™ Tape has the same noise blocking and

    Quiet Barrier™ Tape effectively seals the seams between sheets of Quiet Barrier™ or Quiet Barrier™ Foam Composites. Quiet Barrier™ Tape has the same noise blocking and sound damping qualities as our Quiet Barrier™ Soundproofing Materials. Quiet Barrier™ Tape has a Pressure Sensitive Adhesive backing for an easy “peel and place” application. Quiet Barrier™ Tape has excellent resistance to chemicals and petroleum products. At Soundproof Cow, we know something is needed to . . .

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BETTER New Wall Soundproofing Assembly

This assembly is perfect for shared walls in condominiums and apartments and a cost effective alternative to our best assembly. Use this assembly to reduce airborne and structural borne noise transfer between two rooms. This type of construction is a good solution for a variety of spaces from bedrooms to mechanical/machinery rooms.

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1. Install the Quiet Batt® between the studs.

2. Install the isoTRAX™ Soundproofing System on to the studs with provided hardware.

3. Install 5/8 inch Type X gypsum board on to the isoTRAX™ system with 1 ¼ inch fine thread drywall screws. Screws should be placed 12 inches apart. Leave a ¼ inch gap between the new layer of gypsum board and all adjoining wall, ceiling and floor surfaces.

4. Fill the ¼ inch gap with OSI® Pro-Series® SC-175™ Acoustical Sound Sealant.

5. Finish the gypsum board using common industry standards.

Note: For increased performance add another layer of 5/8 inch Type X Gypsum board.

  • isotrax detail 400 BUY NOW

    isoTRAX™ Soundproofing System

    The isoTRAX™ Soundproofing System works by combining several different soundproofing strategies into one easy to use package. Designed to be installed inside of a wall or

    IsoTrax™ Sound Isolation System Just as there is likely more than one source of sound that irritates you, there is more than one way of solving the problem. That’s why at Soundproof Cow, we use a system of different sound isolation solutions to block noise and quiet things down. This approach is why we created the IsoTrax™ Sound Isolation System. Soundproof Cow’s soundproofing isolation systems offer solutions to minimize excessive . . .

    LEARN MORE
  • Quiet Batt Stacked to Show Thickness BUY NOW

    Quiet Batt™ 30 Soundproofing Insulation

    Quiet Batt™ 30 is a 3 in. premium, high-performance soundproofing and thermal insulation product designed for use in both interior and exterior walls, ceilings and attic

    Learn More About the Benefits of Quiet Batt™ 30 Soundproofing Insulation:   Quiet Batt™ 30 is a 3 in. premium, high-performance soundproofing and thermal insulation product designed for use in both interior and exterior walls, ceilings and attic applications. Quiet Batt™ 30 soundproofing insulation installs with a tight friction fit between wood and metal studs to minimize sound and thermal energy transmission. Quiet Batt™30 can be used as a standalone soundproofing . . .

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  • sound sealant 175 BUY NOW

    OSI® Pro-Series SC-175 Acoustical Sound Sealant (Tube)

    OSI® Pro-Series® SC-175™ Acoustical Sound Sealant is a water-based sealant designed to reduce sound transmission in both exposed and unexposed walls and partition systems. Its’ Primary

    For individual jobs for which you need an effective sealant to accompany your soundproofing, order a tube of OSI® Pro-Series SC-175 acoustical sound sealant from Soundproof Cow. Each tube provides 86 linear feet of acoustical sound sealant to insulate and soundproof areas that have air gaps and could allow unwanted sound transfer. Soundproof barriers can block unwanted sound between rooms, but there are some situations where a more finessed solution . . .

    LEARN MORE
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    Quiet Barrier­™ HD Soundproofing Material (Roll)

    Quiet Barrier™ HD soundproofing material (1/4 in. 2 lb./sqft.) 20ft. roll is a high density, non porous material that exhibits a non-resonant quality due to its

    “Distracting noises are great,” said no one ever. You need a trusted sidekick to help rid yourself of pesky noise problems distracting you during the day — a helping hand to stop noises in their tracks. Quiet Barrier™ HD soundproofing material is the tool you need to reduce sound emittance while keeping your personal space tranquil. With sound dampening and dual soundproofing function, it’s no wonder our Quiet Barrier™ HD . . .

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GOOD New Wall Soundproofing Assembly

This assembly will improve the noise blocking performance of a newly constructed wall. Use this assembly to reduce minimal amounts of noise transfer between two rooms. This type of construction will reduce sounds like people talking and TV/Stereo at low volumes.

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Method A: Attaching the Quiet Barrier® HD directly to the studs.

1. Install the Quiet Batt® between the studs.

2. Install the Quiet Barrier® HD onto the studs with 1 ¼ inch roofing nails. Butt the edges of the Quiet Barrier® HD tightly together. Try to minimize the amount of seams.

3. Peal and place the Quiet Barrier® Tape over all of the seams of the Quiet Barrier®.

4. Install 5/8 inch Type X gypsum board with 1 5/8 inch coarse thread drywall screws. Screws should be placed 8 to 12 inches apart. Leave a ¼ inch gap between the new layer of gypsum board and all adjoining wall, ceiling and floor surfaces.

5. Fill the ¼ inch gap with OSI® Pro-Series® SC-175™ Acoustical Sound Sealant.

6. Finish the gypsum board using common industry standards.

Note: For increased performance add another layer of 5/8 inch Type X Gypsum board.

Method B: Attaching the Quiet Barrier® HD to the Back of the Gypsum Board.

1. Install the Quiet Batt® between the studs.

2. Lay the 5/8 inch drywall face down on to a clean dry surface. Apply a ¼ inch bead PL Construction adhesive around the perimeter of the backside of the drywall. Apply the adhesive approximately 2 inches from the edge of the drywall. Create an X pattern corner to corner and place a few 1 inch “globs” of glue with the field.

3. Place the Quiet Barrier® material onto the back side of the drywall. To ensure good contact with the adhesive, use a hand roller to apply pressure. Let the adhesive cure for 24 hours before installation.

4. Place the first sheet of drywall / Quiet Barrier® composite vertically on the studs. Leave a ¼ inch gap between the new layer of gypsum board and all adjoining wall, ceiling and floor surfaces.

5. Attach the drywall with 1 5/8 inch coarse thread drywall screws. Screws should be placed 8 to 12 inches apart.

6. Fill the ¼ inch gap with OSI® Pro-Series® SC-175™ Acoustical Sound Sealant.

7. Finish the gypsum board using common industry standards.

Note: For increased performance add another layer of 5/8 inch Type X Gypsum board.

  • Quiet Batt Stacked to Show Thickness BUY NOW

    Quiet Batt™ 30 Soundproofing Insulation

    Quiet Batt™ 30 is a 3 in. premium, high-performance soundproofing and thermal insulation product designed for use in both interior and exterior walls, ceilings and attic

    Learn More About the Benefits of Quiet Batt™ 30 Soundproofing Insulation:   Quiet Batt™ 30 is a 3 in. premium, high-performance soundproofing and thermal insulation product designed for use in both interior and exterior walls, ceilings and attic applications. Quiet Batt™ 30 soundproofing insulation installs with a tight friction fit between wood and metal studs to minimize sound and thermal energy transmission. Quiet Batt™30 can be used as a standalone soundproofing . . .

    LEARN MORE
  • sound sealant 175 BUY NOW

    OSI® Pro-Series SC-175 Acoustical Sound Sealant (Tube)

    OSI® Pro-Series® SC-175™ Acoustical Sound Sealant is a water-based sealant designed to reduce sound transmission in both exposed and unexposed walls and partition systems. Its’ Primary

    For individual jobs for which you need an effective sealant to accompany your soundproofing, order a tube of OSI® Pro-Series SC-175 acoustical sound sealant from Soundproof Cow. Each tube provides 86 linear feet of acoustical sound sealant to insulate and soundproof areas that have air gaps and could allow unwanted sound transfer. Soundproof barriers can block unwanted sound between rooms, but there are some situations where a more finessed solution . . .

    LEARN MORE
  • Soundporoofing_Quiet_Barrier_HD_175 BUY NOW

    Quiet Barrier­™ HD Soundproofing Material (Roll)

    Quiet Barrier™ HD soundproofing material (1/4 in. 2 lb./sqft.) 20ft. roll is a high density, non porous material that exhibits a non-resonant quality due to its

    “Distracting noises are great,” said no one ever. You need a trusted sidekick to help rid yourself of pesky noise problems distracting you during the day — a helping hand to stop noises in their tracks. Quiet Barrier™ HD soundproofing material is the tool you need to reduce sound emittance while keeping your personal space tranquil. With sound dampening and dual soundproofing function, it’s no wonder our Quiet Barrier™ HD . . .

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