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Plugging/Covering Up a Door Frame
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Plugging/Covering Up a Door Frame

I want to try to completely cover up this door/frame that leads to a hallways, where they are other studios. Need to cut down the bleed.

I have other doors in my studio, so there is no fire hazard, and is approved by my landlord.

Should I just adder layers of drywall on both sides? Some insulation in the empty space?

Should I seal it with expanding foam?

Or should I by a sound proof window cover and hang it over the door frame?
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Id either mimic the wall construction to cover the opening, or use layers of OSB. Id go OSB instead of drywall on the outer layer to stand up do dings better. Drywall is fine where that not an issue.

Use backer rod and butyl, 100% silicone, or big stretch (brand) caulking and backer rod to seal up air gaps. Assuming the room has hvac.
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For the new “wall” over the door, Would it make sense to go for as wide of coverage as possible? Wider than the frame is. Would that increase transmission loss? Of course would have to build more framing on the outside, then seal that.
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Originally Posted by dmac660 ➡️
For the new “wall” over the door, Would it make sense to go for as wide of coverage as possible? Wider than the frame is. Would that increase transmission loss? Of course would have to build more framing on the outside, then seal that.
Unless you can remove the drywall on one side of the walls, and make a true decoupled wall (double wall, or isolation clips/channel) then your best bet is to just "fill in" the opening, as if it were never there. At that point if it makes sense to add more mass to the entire wall, go for it. But guessing by the pictures, it probably wont be worth it.

Its tough to say much more than that based on the info you supplied so far.

Isolation is pretty much all or nothing. So if you can't do all the walls and ceiling and floor to be equally good, then don't do anything beyond the bare minimum to make the thing look acceptable.
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