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Old 01-26-2020, 03:09 PM
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Many of the homes in TV have the master bedroom double doors opening directly into the living room.

Has anyone replaced the original doors with soundproof doors (assuming they are available)?

I am also interested in what other remedies owners have taken to reduce sound traveling through these doors.
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Keep the noise down
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The walls are so thin and uninsulated that I doubt replacing the doors will make any significant difference.
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Old 01-26-2020, 04:21 PM
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[QUOTE=roob1;1712931]Many of the homes in TV have the master bedroom double doors opening directly into the living room.

Has anyone replaced the original doors with soundproof doors (assuming they are available)?

I am also interested in what other remedies owners have taken to reduce sound traveling through these doors.[/QUOTe

Wireless TV headset works perfect in such a situation. House is quiet and everyone is happy.
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Old 01-26-2020, 04:25 PM
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Most builders save a lot of money by going with hollow-core interior doors. A normal size solid-core door, 28" x 80" can be purchased for about $130 from the home improvement stores. Then just switch the hardware to the new door. You can also get them already finished in white for about $25 more but it might not match your existing paint trim. You'll probably want a carpenter or handyman to drill the holes and hang the door, it may need trimming if you have carpet. That should make a difference in the sound, the only other way would be to insulate the walls. You could have insulation company inject expanding foam insulation in the empty wall cavity.

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If the bedroom doors are double doors, the noise will come through the gap between the doors. So, solid doors won't help very much. You need to close any air gaps between the doors with some type of weatherstripping. Also, you need to close gaps between the doors and the door frame and at the floor. If there are any air gaps, the noise will just travel around the doors.
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Many of the homes in TV have the master bedroom double doors opening directly into the living room.

Has anyone replaced the original doors with soundproof doors (assuming they are available)?

I am also interested in what other remedies owners have taken to reduce sound traveling through these doors.[/QUOTe

Wireless TV headset works perfect in such a situation. House is quiet and everyone is happy.
I will agree!! "Wireless TV headset works perfect in such a situation. House is quiet and everyone is happy."

My wife is using one now as I am writing this reply! She is happy and so am I.
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I think my wife likes it when I wear the bluetooth headphones... Actually I don't hear any complaints when I wear them...
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Will it work for the sleeping person, when one rises earlier then the other and is using the main area of the home early in the AM? Don't think so...


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I will agree!! "Wireless TV headset works perfect in such a situation. House is quiet and everyone is happy."

My wife is using one now as I am writing this reply! She is happy and so am I.
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[QUOTE=roob1;1713019]Will it work for the sleeping person, when one rises earlier then the other and is using the main area of the home early in the AM? Don't think so...


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How about Bose Q35 Bluetooth headphones or ear plugs for the person who doesn’t want to hear the noise? A lot cheaper than replacing doors and insulating walls. or how about the noise maker, making an effort to create less noise?
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How about Bose Q35 Bluetooth headphones or ear plugs for the person who doesn’t want to hear the noise? A lot cheaper than replacing doors and insulating walls. or how about the noise maker, making an effort to create less noise?
The latest Bose Bluetooth headphones are the Model 700 for $399.95.
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Old 01-27-2020, 07:45 AM
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When we built our house, the sales person in the design center offered us the option of "solid core" doors throughout the entire house (including the closet doors). It was not an expensive option, so we took it. We also had all our bedrooms, bathrooms, and the laundry room insulated. Our doors are super-heavy. They feel rock-solid, unlike hollow doors. Our bedrooms are very quiet, but I think it's a combination of the doors and the insulation.
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I just don't get the problem, unless you are trying to go to bed while a party is going on in the rest of the house. If its the TV, Bluetooth or TV ears will solve the problem.
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I just don't get the problem, unless you are trying to go to bed while a party is going on in the rest of the house. If its the TV, Bluetooth or TV ears will solve the problem.
Agree and wireless allows one to hear the tv anywhere in the house, lanai areas.
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