Building a new Drum Room

Discussion in 'Acoustics (Live Room, ISO Booths)' started by Jason Morris, Mar 19, 2018.

  1. Jason Morris

    Jason Morris Active Member

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    A couple of reasons.

    1) There was too much electrical running thru the existing joists for me to tear out and redo. I think darn near all the electric in the house converge and go thru the joists of that room. That would have been a nightmare.
    2) Running the joists perpendicular kept my spans shorter so I could use smaller joists.

    Tucking into the bays as per Rod's book would have given me a bit more headroom, that is true, but acoustically the inside out ceiling will be just as "high" as if I had run the inner joists between the existing.
     
  2. kmetal

    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

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    Cool man, sounds good to me, just wanted to double check.
     
  3. Jason Morris

    Jason Morris Active Member

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    So here is a simple question..

    I have pretty easy access to the electrical panel from my drum room.

    I am planning on only making a single penetration for my electrical, and a separate single penetration for ethernet... So, yeah two 'single' penetrations. ;)

    Anyway.. Should I make them thru the plywood and drywall "leaf" or thru the 2x4 framing?
    Once I make mypenetration, I can run the cable thru the space between the inner and outer leaf, then thru the existing ceiling joists over to the electrical closet. The electrical panel is only a couple feet away from the drum room.

    and of course I will be filling the holes with acoustic caulk. I dunno. my gut says go thru the top plate (2 2x4's) but I figured I'd throw the question out here and see what you guys said before I started drilling holes I can't undrill.
     
  4. kmetal

    kmetal Kyle P. Gushue Well-Known Member

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    If the hole is a vertical hole thru the top plates, thats fine. If the hole/ cable run is horizontal then thru the wall sheathing is fine. If running thru both leafs, stagger the hole so its on one bay on keaf 1, and another on leaf two.

    You may want to run some pvc pipe to allow for easy cable running after the build is done. This helps in case of expansion or repair. If you run piping, incorporate a couple 90 degree bends and stagger the holes to maintain isolation. It maybe helpful to use the 90drgree bend thats rounded, to help keep wire runs easy. If i recall its called a "skate" bend, but its easy enough to find. Its perfectly acceptable to run audio cable in the same run as the Ethernet, they wont interfere with each other.
     

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