Date: Thu Mar 1, 2001 12:37 pm
Subject: Re: [acoustics] door decisions
>,,,,,,what is the moderately cheap, sound-tastic, and completely intelligent
>way to do the doors?,,,,,,,,,,
Well, I think an airtight seal once the door is closed is really the
biggest part of it. You have one little crack and it's game over.<g>
A good threshold with a gasket and a dropping seal on the door itself
and high quality neoprene (1/2 inch?) aluminum seal on the frame.
I did that and used solid core doors. I think they're made out of
particle board stuff. Anyway, they work very well. Not too pricey.
I lucked out when they shipped maple veneer when I ordered paint
grade!! The guy just laughed and said, "your lucky day"!!
Try to keep your openings wide. And think about the cavity between
doors. How is that space linked to the wall system? In my room the
cavity is open to the wall system cavity via a loose EDPM strip about
six inches wide framing the opening. Inside strip between two doors
one foot apart.