# Do you know whether quiet rock will block out the following noise?

The person who lives in the apartment above me has been venting on me by doing things like constantly dropping objects, rolling things, throwing boxes etc. I can only take this to mean that I am really disturbing her by talking at night. Therefore I got the idea to put quiet rock on my ceiling so that she can't hear me anymore and I figure that while I'm at it, I might as well find out if the quiet rock will block out a talk radio station coming out of a laptop radio. Sirius radio raises the volume of their commercials and so much so that if I leave the volume on a level that doesn't blast their commercials, then I can't hear what's being said when the programs are on.
Does quiet rock work well enough so that during the summertime at odd hours I can play the radio louder than usual in order to hear it over my air-conditioner? The quiet rock would only be on the ceiling.
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I've got to admit, this is a lot of work, and creativity, for a troll.
The person who lives in the apartment above me has been venting on me by doing things like constantly dropping objects, rolling things, throwing boxes etc. I can only take this to mean that I am really disturbing her by talking at night. Therefore I got the idea to put quiet rock on my ceiling so that she can't hear me anymore and I figure that while I'm at it, I might as well find out if the quiet rock will block out a talk radio station coming out of a laptop radio. Sirius radio raises the volume of their commercials and so much so that if I leave the volume on a level that doesn't blast their commercials, then I can't hear what's being said when the programs are on.
Does quiet rock work well enough so that during the summertime at odd hours I can play the radio louder than usual in order to hear it over my air-conditioner? The quiet rock would only be on the ceiling.
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One obvious issue would be if this is an apartment, does he have permission to put up quiet rock? It obviously isn't going to be cheap and it will probably piss off the upstairs person even more while it's going on. If the issue is just late night radio, perhaps some quality earbuds would be an easier solution.
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Hang it with these so as not to piss off the upstairs neighbor:
http://andyralph.com/sculpture/rubber-nails /
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probably better to pull downthe cieling, install sound dampening insulation. mount new drywall the sound deadening type, on rails to minimize sound transmission
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Sound dampening only helps cut down on interior wall reverberation. It does little to prevent sound transmission. Mass is needed, and studding, or joists, that are only drywalled on one side. Isolated system.
Greg
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There is a fire/sound insulation, a lot thicker and heavier than fiberglass batts, which will attenuate better than fiberglass batts. Still need isolated studs.
Greg
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On Thu, 28 Jun 2012 16:19:04 -0700 (PDT), Christopher Protter
me by doing things like constantly dropping objects, rolling things, throwing boxes etc. I can only take this to mean that I am really disturbing her by talking at night. Therefore I got the idea to put quiet rock on my ceiling so that she can't hear me anymore and I figure that while I'm at it, I might as well find out if the quiet rock will block out a talk radio station coming out of a laptop radio. Sirius radio raises the volume of their commercials and so much so that if I leave the volume on a level that doesn't blast their commercials, then I can't hear what's being said when the programs are on.

hours I can play the radio louder than usual in order to hear it over my air-conditioner? The quiet rock would only be on the ceiling.
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Quiet rock? Hell, get a 5000 watt sound system, crank it wide open, and play Heavy Metal music, 24/7.
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On Thu, 28 Jun 2012 16:19:04 -0700 (PDT), Christopher

things like constantly dropping objects, rolling things, throwing boxes etc. I can only take this to mean that I am really disturbing her by talking at night. Therefore I got the idea to put quiet rock on my ceiling so that she can't hear me anymore and I figure that while I'm at it, I might as well find out if the quiet rock will block out a talk radio station coming out of a laptop radio. Sirius radio raises the volume of their commercials and so much so that if I leave the volume on a level that doesn't blast their commercials, then I can't hear what's being said when the programs are on.

can play the radio louder than usual in order to hear it over my air-conditioner? The quiet rock would only be on the ceiling.
You could try egg-flats. One tiny nail in each one won't be a disaster if it doesn't work--a little spackle and your back to square one. I once did the walls, doors, and ceiling of a small bedroom that way, and the effect was amazing. About the only sounds noticed (that weren't created inside the room) were the vague, bassy rumblings from big-rigs on the road about 50 yards away. It was actually erie!
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croy