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December 26, 2020 - 5:02 am

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Hello everyone,

I live in quite a noisy environment, very near intersection, heavy trucks, modified cars, harleys and beside several businesses, takeout food, an autoshop with impact tools. Also it is a rental.

Modifications to the environment are impossible.

Windows, although double plane are poorly installed, behind trim gaps of 1 inch is not uncommon.

Soooo I'm thinking what type of box i can make or sort of hood to put over my glider rocking chair. Where i'd like to watch videos , listen to music, play games. Simply turning up the volume will not work as there are neighbours below and to the sides that will complain and rightly so.

I've been watching many of the videos from Dennis and others.

I'm thinking something with plywood as outer shell and perhaps a product called sonopan available at home depot.

I saw a video this morning on cornstarch and water (oobleck) and thought perhaps somehow a layer of that, how i'd contain it i dont know.

I've only recently have gotten fed up with the noise and tried during sleep using ear plugs and brown noise, it works like a charm. even obliterates snow plows and how they slam the blade. I've lived here years and just tried to put up with the noise. After getting a few nights of un-interrupted sleep, the grey cells start to want more peace throughout the day.

Of course the box or hood will be open front and bottom so its breathable, not confining.

I've done a few searches and came up with some spaceball looking helmet thing that looks interesting but its construction seems like just thin foam .

Anyhow.

Thought i'd throw this out there, see what sticks. :)

I've tried a few prototypes with an actual cardboard box, pieces of drywall and some blankets with some limited success and have since found Dennis and this forum.

thanks for any advice.

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