#1
Okay pit, I just received my 520 boxes. I was originally going to cover my dad's truck in them while he was asleep, but I had a better idea (maybe).

My question, is, How well will 2 layers of flat boxes sound proof a room?

Thanks in advance.

EDIT: Okay, if I do cover the truck, how do I go about getting them to stick to it without ruining the paint?

EDIT: I'm covering a garage that has little to no use, and I can cover every surface of it, including the door.
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools
Last edited by figsandbobo at Jul 7, 2008,
#2
oh god not this again...

probably not very well. it'd probably echo like crap.
Songs!
Something's Changed
Frost

BC Rich Mockingbird Evil Edge
Dean Palomino Vintage Sunburst
Indiana Scout Acoustic in Sparkly Blue
Kustom Arrow 16DFX, soon to be a Vox Valvetronix 50
Dimebag Custom Crybaby
Fab Tone
#4
why would you cover a truck in boxes...

and as for sound proofing...hmm, i think it way work alright, but like sound will still escape through windows and doors so like...why bother?
------------------------------------------------------------------

im a girl, dont call me 'he'


Quote by aznmetalhead93
I used to think Eddie Van Halen was a vampire.
#5
if you fill them with some sort of fabric, then maybe. Fabric absorbs sound waves, but card doesn't.
Quote by alaskan_ninja
Everyone is trying a comeback now. Metallica, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage, and now bin Laden? Come on. Give it a rest..


haha
#6
id say cover the truck, or do what i did just steal the keys and park it around the corner, much lulz
Quote by SlayedInTheFace
I would wank over all of you if I was a gay paedophile who liked simultanous gay wanking
#7
Quote by lozabee
why would you cover a truck in boxes...

and as for sound proofing...hmm, i think it way work alright, but like sound will still escape through windows and doors so like...why bother?


Just to confuse my dad. A joke.
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools
#8
Not very well. In contrast to popular belief, foam, cardboard, egg boxes, duvets are not great soundproofing materials. They are, however, good materials for acoustically dampening a room and reducing harsh echoes and reverberation off walls, floors, ceilings etc. The best soundproofing materials are high density, such as concrete or brick.

Looks like covering your dad's truck in them will be a better idea, unless you want to acoustically dampen a room for studio quality recording.

Also, if you do cover your dad's truck then be sure to post the pics

For more info: http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/jul00/articles/faqacoustic.htm
What's the difference between a chickpea and a lentil?
I've never paid to have a lentil on my face!
#10
I'd probably add some dense fabric on top of the boxes after their on your walls
Gear:
Epiphone G-400 Ebony
Line-6 UberMetal, EchoPark
Boss RC-2 Loop Station
Traynor YCV50Blue, Bass Mate 25, Guitar Mate 15
#11
I thought this fad was over...

It guess it's like Pokemon. Every time you think it's died, you find out that FUCK YEAH, SEAKING
Gunpowder: FUCKING ROCKS!!!
Quote by The Madcap
[witty set-up]
Gunpowder FUCKING ROCKS!!!!!

Quote by Kensai

Gunpowder you fucking rock!!

Quote by Dirge Humani
Now I can say, with sufficient certainly, that you, Gunpowder...

FUCK ROCKS!
#12
Quote by Gunpowder
I thought this fad was over...


Boxes are never "over"
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools
#13
covering your room really makes no sense to me. idk why you would do that other than it would be a hassle to clean... do the truck. isnt 520 boxes a few too many?...
#14
Maybe if you do this:

Fabric-cardboard-fabric-cardboard

All over your room, including the window Unless you have a basement or something.
#16
the best material for soundproof'in is actually Air... like.. wall, 10 cm of air, wall, then something else outside wall for further soundproofing!
Quote by ealtdharkon
Sorry to break this to you, but you "hardcore" fans don't HAVE mosh pits.
You have epileptic line dancing.


Quote by NotTheSun3290
Well... I AM a virgin, afterall...
#18
I never thoguht to ask..where did you get 502 boxes from!?!?! lol
Quote by alaskan_ninja
Everyone is trying a comeback now. Metallica, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage, and now bin Laden? Come on. Give it a rest..


haha
#19
I would personally build an enormous box fort and take on the role of protecting Troy from my friends, the Achaeans, who are armed with molotov cocktails.
#20
You should friggin build a giant box out of the boxes, but do it around your dad while he's sleeping so he'll wake up inside a box.

p.s. Optionally include air holes if you want him to survive.
▼▲
Quote by shdowfox17
awesome avatar,denn0069!
Quote by Valo
The most truth I've heard in the pit.
ever.
▼▲
#21
Quote by denn0069
You should friggin build a giant box out of the boxes, but do it around your dad while he's sleeping so he'll wake up inside a box.

p.s. Optionally include air holes if you want him to survive.



/thread this is win
Quote by SlayedInTheFace
I would wank over all of you if I was a gay paedophile who liked simultanous gay wanking
#22
what the hell took the boxes so long to get there? the free boxes thing was an eternity ago
#24
Quote by figsandbobo
Boxes are never "over"


Boxes are just a stupid fad.

Bags are where it's at.
Gunpowder: FUCKING ROCKS!!!
Quote by The Madcap
[witty set-up]
Gunpowder FUCKING ROCKS!!!!!

Quote by Kensai

Gunpowder you fucking rock!!

Quote by Dirge Humani
Now I can say, with sufficient certainly, that you, Gunpowder...

FUCK ROCKS!
#25
Quote by IDon'tLoveYou
I never thoguht to ask..where did you get 502 boxes from!?!?! lol


http://www.usps.com/
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools
#26
Quote by Gunpowder
Boxes are just a stupid fad.

Bags are where it's at.


I actually use storage spheres. When I'm out of boxes that is.

Quote by Godsmack_IV
what the hell took the boxes so long to get there? the free boxes thing was an eternity ago


I ordered some last year, but because of the large amounts of people ordering them, they canceled all orders before mine got to me.
If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools
#27
Oh WOW!

They give you free boxes over there?

I'd love that! Haha.
Quote by alaskan_ninja
Everyone is trying a comeback now. Metallica, Smashing Pumpkins, Rage, and now bin Laden? Come on. Give it a rest..


haha
#28
Quote by figsandbobo
I actually use storage spheres. When I'm out of boxes that is.


Storage spheres are neat.
Gunpowder: FUCKING ROCKS!!!
Quote by The Madcap
[witty set-up]
Gunpowder FUCKING ROCKS!!!!!

Quote by Kensai

Gunpowder you fucking rock!!

Quote by Dirge Humani
Now I can say, with sufficient certainly, that you, Gunpowder...

FUCK ROCKS!
#29
Instead of wasting the boxes, why not just have a colossal game of Deal or No Deal?
Quote by duncang
maybe it's because i secrely agree that tracedin inymballsackistheb best album ever


he's got the fire and the fury,
at his command
well you don't have to worry,
if you hold onto jesus' hand