Treating Existing Exterior Wall

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Treating Existing Exterior Wall

Postby archive » Wed Mar 31, 2004 3:42 am

From: dude <dude@c...>
Date: Thu Jan 18, 2001 8:11 am
Subject: Treating Existing Exterior Wall

I have 2x6x1/4 redwood siding already installed on an existing exterior wall
with open stud cavity on interior. Should I cut plywood or
drywall and lay against the interior side of the exterior wall and caulk the
seams where they meet the studs before insulating and
laying the interior sheathing? Or is this a waste of time and effort? My goal
is reduce sound transmission from the interior of this
building to the neighbor about 15 feet away....

Thanks!
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Postby archive » Wed Mar 31, 2004 3:46 am

From: SRF7@a...
Date: Thu Jan 18, 2001 6:38 pm
Subject: Re: [acoustics] Treating Existing Exterior Wall

In a message dated 1/18/01 12:10:28 AM Pacific Standard Time, dude@c...
writes:

> I have 2x6x1/4 redwood siding already installed on an existing exterior wall
> with open stud cavity on interior. Should I cut plywood or
> drywall and lay against the interior side of the exterior wall and caulk
> the seams where they meet the studs before insulating and
> laying the interior sheathing? Or is this a waste of time and effort? My
> goal is reduce sound transmission from the interior of this
> building to the neighbor about 15 feet away....

You mean ripping down some material to go between the studs and back up the
siding?

If so ... I wouldn't bother ... to much labor ... that's a lot of boards to
cut. Just focus on putting whole sheets and decoupling layers on the
interior ... same material cost per square foot, but more result per hour of
effort I'd think.

Say ... why don't you get ahold of a digital camera and send us some jpg's of
the project as you build it out.

Scott R. Foster
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