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Old 20th November 2009
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unfinished basement ceiling

I have an unfinished basement ceiling I've included pics of the setup. My ceiling is about 7 feet high and I want to know the most DIY economical way to treat the whole basement.
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Old 20th November 2009 | Show parent
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You could do it a couple different ways, which both will work well.

1)Hang panels made from rigid fiberglass or mineral wool (2" to 4" panels)

or

2)Stuff the rafters with fiberglass and cover it with fabric.
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Originally Posted by Glenn Kuras ➑️
You could do it a couple different ways, which both will work well.

1)Hang panels made from rigid fiberglass or mineral wool (2" to 4" panels)

or

2)Stuff the rafters with fiberglass and cover it with fabric.
I concur. (actually, they're floor joists...)
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Originally Posted by Glenn Kuras ➑️
2)Stuff the rafters with fiberglass and cover it with fabric.
I did something similar. I used fiberglass between the joists and built fabric covered clouds instead of covering the entire ceiling with fabric.
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Sorry for the hijack, I'll start my own thread
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I was under the impression the OP was looking to treat the sound in the room rather than isolate the sound.
Old 25th November 2009 | Show parent
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Could I use Rockwool Groban Cubes for the panels? Or would too much bass pass through them? I've found the Cube sheets really cheap through hydroponics stores.
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Could I use Rockwool Groban Cubes for the panels? Or would too much bass pass through them? I've found the Cube sheets really cheap through hydroponics stores.
I have no idea my friend. what is the density of the cubes? lb/sq.ft.?
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Buy grodan rockwool at Lee's Tropicals

Not sure if that is all you need or not. Thats the most descriptive I can find at the moment.
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Haha! Very good. Hmmm looks like it could be fun.

Get it in the sheets and don't let it break into cubes. It could work very well.

BTW, when you mount it, place the cut cubes against the wall or ceiling with the flat panel part facing the room - you well get better absorption figures. (it's the added air space)
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getting ready to build a new studio , in my basement, as far as ceiling the things ive read about, would it be ok to 703 on top of ceiling tiles you get at lowes or home depot. thanks i have just the rafters showing now with no insulation. probaby about 8feet like to keep the height, could i cut the rafters to get another foot??? oh and can i use r13 fiberglass insulation is that ridged?
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