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Old 20th November 2009
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The right material

So I know that Owens Corning and Rockwool are the best way to go as far as making bass traps. However, I've been having a hard time trying to find it. One place use to carry the Owens and mentioned that they now use a material called "Green Guard". Does anyone here know if this is equivalent? Or is there any kind of material that I can find at home depot that will get the job done. Thanks to anyone with any answers.
Old 20th November 2009
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I am not hip on all the brands, but see if there is any lab test numbers on it. If it is close to OC or mineral wool then you should be fine.
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The main variable is the density correct? I've been told that you typically want 3 lbs per foot..
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Rockwoool, Owens Corning, Roxul, Thermafibre, OFI, Certainteed, are just some of the companies making suitable material. If your bass traps are 12" or more thicker, use regular "fluffy" insulation to fill them. If 6-12" thick, Roxul Safe n Sound or equivalent to fill it. under 6" use 703 up to 4" thick with a gap if over 4" thick.

Andre
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Thanks, I guess my question still is, can I get these materials at a home depot? Or place like it. I'm trying to do 4" traps, I really don't have the space to go any thicker.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tommcw ➑️
Thanks, I guess my question still is, can I get these materials at a home depot? Or place like it. I'm trying to do 4" traps, I really don't have the space to go any thicker.

For 703 like material go to insulation supply houses and HVAC supplierrs.

Andre
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