Jim Ittenbach's Adventures in Soundproofing
Here are the pictures of the progress as we come into the week before
Thanksgiving. I will certainly give thanks when I am finally finished. I am beginning to miss playing and
rehearsing regularly. Litlle D is taking a break with his brew. This is a picture looking down the long
wall of the studio
Here is a shot of one of the bundles of mineral fiber insulation that will be used
in all the 2x4 walls of the studio.
This picture shows the light switches for the studio, hat channel installation,
Blue Cotton insulation in the 2x6 wall and mineral fiber insulation in the 2x4 wall. Note the putty pad
wrapped around the switch box. It is important to identify and address any spot where sound could leak through
the wall structure.
Here you can see what the light switches look like when they are mounted
This a view of the main section of the 2x6 wall showing the hatchannel
istallation that the two layers of internal sheetrock will attach to. You can also see the AC return duct.
This is the first sheet of sheetrock I put up inside the studio. I found that although I had success
with this sheet, I decided to mount the remaining sheet vertically to eliminate challenges with lining the
seams of two sheets of sheet rock on a single piece of hat channel. I just had to make sure none of the vertcal
seams lined up with one another between the two layers of sheetrock.
Here you can see the first layer of sheet rock on two of the wall
This picture shows the wall after both layers of sheetrock are in place.
This picture shows two of the back wall sections with two layers of sheetrock installed.