2 x glass sliding door within one single wall...

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2 x glass sliding door within one single wall...

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Postby killerjoe » Tue, 2021-May-11, 04:37

So, with one sliding door at 6.38mm lam and the other at 10.38 lam, if I had 100mm between the glazing, I'd still have both door frames connected to the same single wall. Is it possible, or even worth the trouble, to attempt to decouple the second sliding door by inserting a rubber barrier strip all the way around (including under) it? Obviously needs to be high density rubber, but it should still stop vibration passing from one door system from the other, no? Is silicone the way to attach the rubber to the wooden frames around the "decoupled" sliding door?

Any thoughts would be appreciated.



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2 x glass sliding door within one single wall...

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Postby Starlight » Fri, 2021-May-14, 04:22

Hello Joe, is this for your 7th floor studio with the floating floor? That is how I remember who you are.
killerjoe wrote:Source of the post... 6.38mm lam ... 10.38 lam ...
Excuse my ignorance but I have no idea what a lam is. Could you enlighten me, please?
killerjoe wrote:Source of the postI'd still have both door frames connected to the same single wall. Is it possible, or even worth the trouble, to attempt to decouple the second sliding door ...
I have come across studio designers such as Rod Gervais who say that the integral strength of a single, wide frame holding two doors outweighs the acoustic benefit of having two separate frames. I have also come across designers such as John H. Brandt who argue exactly the opposite. It seems that you need to know which design criteria you are following and whether that focuses more on one aspect versus another in your build.
killerjoe wrote:Source of the postObviously needs to be high density rubber, but it should still stop vibration passing from one door system from the other, no?
High rubber is likely to be too stiff and neither isolate nor dampen sound from one side getting to the other side. Sorbothane and Regupol would be the kind of companies whose products are worth looking at as they are tested in acoustic environments and so are known, trusted solutions.
killerjoe wrote:Source of the postIs silicone the way to attach the rubber to the wooden frames around the "decoupled" sliding door?
I have no idea about how effective, acoustically speaking, silicon is. From my experience I would use acoustic caulk instead of silicon.




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