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NoRivets
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« Reply #15 on: July 02, 2010, 06:15:44 AM »

back to the sources for lead sheeting.... I got a roll of 2lb/sq.ft lead that was 2ft wide and 25 ft long from a roofing supply.  Roofers use it on tile roofs for the 'valleys'..   I made sandwichs out of other materials and then put the lead in the middle..   The thickness of the whole sandwich is about 1.25 and works well..   Placed the sandwich pieces in the inside of the gen box ---  DIY. and has been effective for years..
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« Reply #16 on: July 02, 2010, 07:00:43 AM »

The other plus to using lead is that Superman can't spy on you, and aliens can't bombard you with radio waves....it stops some of the voices in your head. Grin Roll Eyes
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« Reply #17 on: July 02, 2010, 07:06:01 AM »

ED, you need to find a job  LOL
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« Reply #18 on: July 02, 2010, 07:20:10 AM »

If it wasn't for the voices I wouldn't have anyone to talk too.
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« Reply #19 on: July 02, 2010, 09:29:40 AM »

Hey Brian, how did that lead sheeting work on sound proofing your bus?   Was it worth the effort and cost to do it?    Thanks Pat!

Hi Pat,
I also put in a new floor when I put on the Lead sheeting.  I noticed a huge difference in noise.  However, how much of that was due to the lead sheeting versus the 1/2 of insulation and 1/2 of OSB over that I can not say.  In retrospect I am strongly leaning to not doing it again if I could.  I used 1/16" thick lead @ 4lbs a sq' ft.  This means each 3'x3' sheet is 36lbs.  I think I figured I added 400 lbs to the bus with the sheeting I put down.  I would give that up now and just keep the bus lighter.  All the additional furniture and walls I've put in have probably helped even more with noise then the lead did.  In addition, I get a lot of noise up the center air return duct.  Somehow it works as a great transmitter of noises in the rear of the bus up to the front.  I would have probably benefited more in making a noise baffle in the air return duct then I did with the lead.  Live and learn.  Anyway, it is in and there is nothing I'm doing about that now!
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« Reply #20 on: July 02, 2010, 10:05:27 AM »

HD sells a board they claim is sound deadening.  It would be a lot lighter than lead, but it is about 1/2" thick.
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« Reply #21 on: July 02, 2010, 10:37:23 AM »

Clifford, you are right.  So far i have worked 3 days this year.....this summer is not looking good for construction around here so far. But that's ok,.....i have you guys to keep me entertained. Grin
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« Reply #22 on: July 02, 2010, 11:23:09 AM »

Just got back from Brian's picked up 3 plus sheets of lead, and met his wonderful wife and children.  What a superb family, and got a tour of the bus to boot.  Luckily I have dealt with all of my feelings of being less than adequate, because if I hadn't I would be suicidal about now.  Brian sees things and does them, and does them incredibly well, the man has talent, lots of talent.

Thanks Brian for the lead, I really think some cherry wood would go well with your lighter colored cabinets, don't forget I have a 1000 board feet for mostly free.

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