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question about vocal booth DIY build plans
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Posts: 22
March 10, 2018 - 10:00 am

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Hey Dennis and everyone!

Dennis - can the vocal booth DIY build be constructed in order to be disassembled in the future?
Or, is it configured as a permanent fixture? We plan to stay in the current house for at least 5 years,
but if I were to build a booth it would be nice to take it with us, rather than tear it down when we sell the home.

Thanks!

Jason

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March 10, 2018 - 10:13 am
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J, Yes. It depends on your skill set as a carpenter. All joints must be airtight. Normal wall thickness is 6" - 12".

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March 14, 2018 - 10:05 am

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Thanks Dennis, good to know.
Regarding airtight - that is what I thought. I watched an edition of Modern Marvels where they showcased 3M's "VHB tape". Very, very cool stuff. Have you heard of it by chance? As I watched the show I reasoned, that may be a good tool for creating an airtight interface. It is sticky on both sides, and is compressible. Meaning: apply the tape to one side of the joint interface, apply the other side (the other 2 x 4 for example), and screw the parts togtether. The VHB tape forms that airtight seal. I am aware that other products exist for this purpose as well.

Talk soon!

Jason

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March 14, 2018 - 10:47 am
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J, Using a limp mass vinyl for sealing has some advantages during the installation process, but we don't use it unless we are isolating from vibrations. It can be a good tactic towards minimizing vibration transmission from structure to structure. For sealing against air movement, we like to let same material types make the joint and then spray seal that joint of the two same material types.

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March 14, 2018 - 12:21 pm

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Got it Dennis, thanks.

Good to know the appropriate use of VHB tape for acoustic structures.

I will do some research on sealants. The home centers (Home Depot, Lowe's) offer door/window expanding foam to seal off drafts. That may be an option but I want to learn about other possibilities.

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