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Hello, Larry

Postby archive » Mon Apr 12, 2004 4:40 am

From: thomas ness <user654308@w...>
Date: Sun Feb 6, 2000 12:04 am
Subject: Hello, Larry

Larry,

Not many folks home on the acoustics list. :^(

How far along are you on your construction? What kind of music do you
do? How much have you budgeted? Where are you?

I have only had R-25 installed in the ceiling joists to thermally
isolate the basement from the rest of the house. This has also cut down
on incidental noise transmission and changed the resonance of the
upstairs floor for the better.

I have a quote to have the HVAC modified to heat/cool the area in the
basement ($2500). The existing first floor system already has electronic
air filtration and a humidifier so the air quality in the new area
should be very good. I am in Atlanta, so my heating needs are modest.
Also, since the basement is half underground, my cooling needs are also
modest. The HVAC expense is mostly the electronic diverter valves and
control system.

I intend to stiffen the walls as suggested by Auralex. Seems like a
simple project and they claim that it is well worth doing. Otherwise, I
am in the planning stage.

My overall budget is US$30,000.

Thom Ness
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Postby archive » Mon Apr 12, 2004 4:41 am

From: "Larry Chapin" <chapi005@t...>
Date: Sat Feb 5, 2000 9:48 pm
Subject: RE: Hello, Larry

>How far along are you on your construction? What kind of music do you
>do? How much have you budgeted? Where are you?

Hi,
I'm up north in Minnesota. Hopefully, I'll get started in 3-4 weeks. I'm
doing all the work myself, so my budget is $8000 for just the shell (no
equipment or wiring). It's going to be 2 rooms, each about 12 x 16 x 9.
And I'll be tracking live bands, drums, etc.

Ten years ago, I built a studio in the basement of my old house. A BIG
mistake was made - no HVAC. Although I dodn't need heat that much -
fresh-air was needed in a big way. I got lucky and had a window in the
booth. Many times it was open in the winter.

This time I plan on taking a tap off of my fresh-air/heat-exhanger and feed
it to the booth and studio. Then put an exhaust return from the studio to
the outside.

I can't wait it's been 18 months with no studio.....

LARRY
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