Soundproofing Bathroom Door

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Old 02-15-18, 11:58 AM
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Soundproofing Bathroom Door

I have already installed a Safe.n.Sound door,rubber door strip along bottom and spongy peel back weatherstripping around door frame. I still hear every noise coming out the bathroom (and see light coming out through weatherstripping edges.
 
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Old 02-15-18, 12:04 PM
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The light tells me the door or weatherstripping were potentially not correctly installed.

Also, you need to stop using the word soundPROOF, as there's really no such thing within reason.
 
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Old 02-15-18, 12:13 PM
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OK...thanks. ................. Sound Attenuation or Sound Blocking or Sound Masking.?
 
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Do you have forced air heat with a supply in that bathroom?
If you do some investigating you will probably be able to find the major contributor. Hanging heavy blankets over that door from the outside should reduce the sound. if that is sufficient then that is where to target your efforts. However, if you can still hear everything then you will need to expand your solution.

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Old 02-15-18, 02:54 PM
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No....the bathroom is a "land-locked" room that has no outside walls so there is no forced air system.
 
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Is there a basement below? Often times the plumbing involved large openings through the floor and moderate openings into the joists above for vent pipes. Looking for hidden paths into ceiling or floor cavities that are common with other spaces. Is there a bath fan in there with exhaust duct?

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Old 02-15-18, 03:34 PM
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It's probably a hollow core door. That doesn't help with noise.
 
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What's a "Safe.n.Sound Door"?

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Old 03-30-18, 10:01 PM
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Safe n Sound is a type of door sold by Masonite. It's basically a hollow core door, but it's filled solid with sort of a not fully compressed hardboard material. Not hardWOOD, hardBOARD...like pegboard.

It makes the door quite heavy and helps with sound transmission as well as offering some fire protection (far more than a regular hollowcore, but not enough to be rated).

If I were building a home or replacing all the interior doors, I's absolutely go with this type or similar types offered by other manufacturers. Far more solid and "upscale" feel.
 
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Perhaps a lot of the sound is actually coming through the walls. Interior walls are not insulated. I am redoing my bathroom and plan to add Safe-n-Sound Rockwool in the walls before I reinstall the drywall. It should make a lot of difference. I know the walls between my two bathrooms only have drywall and you can hear everything in the other bathroom. Unpleasant things, gawd awful things. All sides will get Rockwool. I plan on replacing my door too, so i'll look into the "Sound Attenuation" doors.

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Old 04-24-18, 05:16 PM
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The gap between the door and floor should also be minimized if you want the least amount of sound transfer.
 
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Old 04-24-18, 11:57 PM
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...you can hear everything in the other bathroom. Unpleasant things, gawd awful things.
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