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Green Glue Really Worth It?

Postby paganskins » Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:11 am

I spent some time yesterday working out quantities for my garage conversion, looks like green glue is going to cost me £300 (5 gallon pail plus gun).

Due to space the final construction will be stud with acoustic rockwool, Rbars and two layers of acoustic plaster board. Three walls are against block the remaining wall and ceiling will be double stud with a gap with the outer wall clad in OCD boarding.

Bearing in mind the loudest thing in there will be a vigorously strummed acoustic, vocals and maybe a small amp mic'd and background noise is pretty good is it really worth stretching the budget and using green glue?

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Re: Green Glue Really Worth It?

Postby . . . Delete This User . . . » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:46 pm

a massive yes.



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Re: Green Glue Really Worth It?

Postby Paul881 » Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:23 pm

If you are only going to have two layers of P/board, its even more critical to use it.
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Re: Green Glue Really Worth It?

Postby paganskins » Sat Jan 28, 2012 6:32 am

OK Green Glue it is Cheers
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Re: Green Glue Really Worth It?

Postby Folderol » Sat Jan 28, 2012 4:41 pm

Not really had much to do with studwork etc. and never where sound was a issue, just whack it up and nail/screw the boards in place, so....

Am I right in thinking this stuff forms a semi-elastic bond? If so, presumably it can support the weight of the boards but it would be a no-no to fix anything else to it.

How do you deal with things like light fittings and wall sockets?
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Re: Green Glue Really Worth It?

Postby . . . Delete This User . . . » Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:13 pm

the glue in the name is a red herring..... it is NOT an adhesive.... it's a hydro elastic damping compound.....


the second (and third etc) layer gets screwed on as well. preferably to resilient channel. rather than the structural framework itself.

light fittings, wall sockets etc , always surface mount, ditto cable trunking.... where possible, to reduce the number of perforations of the wall.... that or fiddly back boxes made of at least similar density and thickness materials and a lot of acrylic acoustic sealant around cable entry points to the rear boxes....
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Re: Green Glue Really Worth It?

Postby Folderol » Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:08 pm

Thanks - things make a lot more sense now
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