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http://www.ehow.com/how_6768121_soundproof-drop-ceiling.html

Alright, so this would be a hassle and about $300-$600 out of my pocket for the insulation and tools etc. Plus a lot of time putting it in. Acoustic tiles also seem quite expensive. Would draping heavy blankets or rugs on the walls and in the ceiling help? I'm thinking that would only cost $100-150.
I am starting to think that you guys are right, and this may not be worth it, but I'm not going to give up!

Edit: Oh, and another option is that I could not fully insulate the ceiling, spacing the insulation out a little bit. That would stop some of the sound, but obviously not all of it. The only question about doing that is whether it would be worth it to pay for the insulation and have it bear results far under what I would hope or expect.
Edited by ThreeT3n - 2/15/12 at 1:24pm
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post #12 of 19
For 408 square feet, even minimal proofing will cost at least $500, no way around that. Unfortunately you can't import a 3rd worlder to scour the nearby forests and build you a sound proof ceiling for $100, just the planeticket will put you back a ton biggrin.gif
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Use egg cartons then spray them with spray on foam biggrin.gif then attach to ceiling
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I keep hearing reference to foam spray insulation, but where can I actually find this stuff (for cheap). Also, for keeping the room not looking like a big sty, I'm not really willing to tack thing (egg cartons..) on the ceiling or walls.

Update to O.P. about Door Seal.
Edited by ThreeT3n - 2/15/12 at 2:30pm
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Owell......
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post #16 of 19
Precise placement of acoustic foam will do a similar job of lining the whole ceiling with spray insulation. Acoustic foam does not need to be continuous to absorb most of the noise. If you are trying to save money I wouldn't even try to cover the entire surface.

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Door Sealing Kit!!!
What do you guys think about this for sealing the basement door with?
Also, thank you to everyone that has posted so far, really good help!
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I read the link on ceiling tiles and thought it was interesting what the guy said about carpet. I agree with him, carpet looks like has many things going for it. Most carpets are made out of plastic, polyester, and the irregular structure of the threads are probably going to help a great deal in trapping a lot of the waves a bit like neopropene or foam-like acoustical panels. There is a product that is called safe and sound that is made out of that fiberglass product for insulation. This website seems to think it is not a bad idea (but is old carpet expensive?): http://www.the-warren.org/quiz/Thermoplastics.htm . It seems logical. It might not be as good as fiberglass, but then it won't go in your lungs and give you cancer either. I am sure the "very" expensive sound-proof material that works (I think there is a lot of hype in that industry) might be better, but I have 1 inch to use. These are moving panels that slide in and out of a pocket door to soundproof a patio window and the wall exposed to traffic (bus/trucks ... intersection). Im going to thrown the carpet away. I might as well use it for something. Recycling!
post #19 of 19
imo just get some fiberglass insulation between the rafters and then double up on the sheet rock on the ceiling.

http://www.soundproofing101.com/soundproofing_2.htm
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