Looking to convert my home into an anechoic chamber

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Mixolydian

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I want to live in complete silence. Any ideas how much this would cost? :hmm:

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NutBucket

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I think you are confusing your terminology a bit. An anechoic chamber isn't designed for silence, its designed so that there is no echo. Any sound waves that hit the walls/ceiling are absorbed instead of being reflected.

Soundproofing is a different issue.
 

crunkzilla

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On a related note, my entire back wall of my house practically consists of large Bay windows. Im looking into upgrading these windows to reduce noise coming from the outside. Anyone here have experience upgrading their windows to reduce noise or will sound find a way to get inside no matter what windows I get.
 

manimal

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I would hide a really small speaker in there playin the song from the nyan cat video on repeat.
 

Tiamat

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You don't want anechoic. You want sound isolation. a common technique is to minimize the windows and doors and using heavy doors and windows when you need to have them. Spray foam within all exterior walls. RSIC clips or similar with hat channel off of all studs and joists and hang double layers of 5/8" drywall with green glue in between. All floors have green glue between two layers of subfloor and also a mass-loaded vinyl layer for vibration dampening.
 

Red Squirrel

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A room like that would be neat to go in. I think sound from the outside can still go in though so it would also have to be sound proof. Apparently you can barely hear yourself talk and if someone is talking to you but not facing you, you can't hear them. Would be really eerie.
 

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You don't want anechoic. You want sound isolation. a common technique is to minimize the windows and doors and using heavy doors and windows when you need to have them. Spray foam within all exterior walls. RSIC clips or similar with hat channel off of all studs and joists and hang double layers of 5/8" drywall with green glue in between. All floors have green glue between two layers of subfloor and also a mass-loaded vinyl layer for vibration dampening.
Good to know but what about windows what type? 3 sheets of glass or laminated glass that would cost a fortune.
 
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