1. Visiting from the US? Why not try DIYnot.US instead? Click here to continue to DIYnot.US.
    Dismiss Notice

Best way to soundproof a door on the cheap? Expanding Foam?

Discussion in 'Building' started by Gorguruga, 1 Nov 2015.

  1. Gorguruga

    Gorguruga

    Joined:
    31 Jul 2015
    Messages:
    135
    Thanks Received:
    4
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    So just checking that no one here has ever tried this?
     
  2. Sponsored Links
  3. cAtLeYx

    cAtLeYx

    Joined:
    25 Oct 2015
    Messages:
    119
    Thanks Received:
    12
    Location:
    Bristol
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Buy a new 44mm FD30 door. Install acoustic strips to top, sides and bottom.

    497931.jpg 7fedbb14-e78b-4344-a6c7-13eee1aafb01.jpg
     
  4. ^woody^

    ^woody^

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2006
    Messages:
    32,780
    Thanks Received:
    4,429
    Location:
    West Mids
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    How does it fit into a 35mm lining?
     
  5. cAtLeYx

    cAtLeYx

    Joined:
    25 Oct 2015
    Messages:
    119
    Thanks Received:
    12
    Location:
    Bristol
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Move the doorstops Woody.
     
  6. Gorguruga

    Gorguruga

    Joined:
    31 Jul 2015
    Messages:
    135
    Thanks Received:
    4
    Country:
    United Kingdom
  7. ^woody^

    ^woody^

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2006
    Messages:
    32,780
    Thanks Received:
    4,429
    Location:
    West Mids
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Casing then. :p

    I always get them mixed up
     
  8. Gorguruga

    Gorguruga

    Joined:
    31 Jul 2015
    Messages:
    135
    Thanks Received:
    4
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Either way I might try the expanding foam in the door. Might as well give it a go before replacing the door just to see how effective it is, as sort of an experiment. Any ideas about how to do it, like specific areas to drill, how many drill holes etc.. The more I wonder about the honeycomb, I think I might need to pepper the door in holes, like it's been sprayed with a sub machine gun. Then spray the foam in the holes until it oozes out each of them. Sand down the foam and maybe apply some sort of thin plaster layer over each now foam-filled hole. Make sure it's smoothed down, then paint the whole door. Might create a totally new door style that will sell for millions.. :rolleyes:
     
  9. cAtLeYx

    cAtLeYx

    Joined:
    25 Oct 2015
    Messages:
    119
    Thanks Received:
    12
    Location:
    Bristol
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Use a stanley knife to cut the paint between the doorstop and the lining, use a tool of your selection to remove the doorstops. Install new door, close the door so the inside face is flush with the lining and re-fix doorstops.
     
  10. Sponsored Links
  11. ^woody^

    ^woody^

    Joined:
    3 Sep 2006
    Messages:
    32,780
    Thanks Received:
    4,429
    Location:
    West Mids
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    etc

    Make sure to put the video of all this palaver on YouTube. I can't wait.
     
  12. Gorguruga

    Gorguruga

    Joined:
    31 Jul 2015
    Messages:
    135
    Thanks Received:
    4
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    While you're waiting there are loads of DIY experiments already on YouTube. Not all successful mind you.
     
  13. Gorguruga

    Gorguruga

    Joined:
    31 Jul 2015
    Messages:
    135
    Thanks Received:
    4
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Thanks again, that pretty much explains it all. I'll probably end up doing this, is there any specific economical soundproofing door you'd recommend for the job? Seems to be lots of doors which are 44mm FD30 with a very wide price range. I'm wondering if the lower priced ones (around £80) will still be just as effective at soundrpoofing..
     
  14. joe-90

    joe-90

    Joined:
    28 Oct 2005
    Messages:
    31,284
    Thanks Received:
    1,062
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Why not swap your room and go upstairs?
     
  15. Gorguruga

    Gorguruga

    Joined:
    31 Jul 2015
    Messages:
    135
    Thanks Received:
    4
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I work at all hours from home, calling internationally. Downstairs my calls won't keep housemates awake at 2am in the morning (or whatever time it is). I'm also a regular smoker, one an hour, and the stairs are loud creaky wood so going up and downstairs to get to the garden in the early hours every night might wake people up. Plus I'm near the kitchen and can easily grab food and a hot drink without tackling the stairs every time. Feels like you're playing the drums with your feet.
     
  16. cjard

    cjard

    Joined:
    6 Sep 2008
    Messages:
    2,335
    Thanks Received:
    251
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    I recommend not pumping the holes full of foam til it's oozing out, a it's only 1/2 to 1/3 expanded at the time it leaves the can...
     
  17. Gorguruga

    Gorguruga

    Joined:
    31 Jul 2015
    Messages:
    135
    Thanks Received:
    4
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Thanks for the tip cjard, have you tried doing this yourself before?
     
Loading...

Share This Page