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Old 12-18-2013, 07:29 PM
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Default HELP! i need to make my apartment quieter with basket

neighbors be gettin mad. i just got a basket. and my hallway is pretty long, almost 35 feet so its perfect for practicing. the only problem is i keep hitting the wall from far out and the neighbors start knocking back on the wall as if telling me to stfu.

i have two blankets thumb tacked up to the wall trying to dampen the sound but its still pretty loud. i talked to some buddies at work and they suggested that i "pinch" up one of my blankets. you take a 1 by and drill it up to the ceiling and creating a back drop of a blanket to aborb and drop the disc without touching the wall...however i have a stud finder and it will not work on the ceiling it is a piece of trash. i dont want to drill into my ceiling of the apartment without exactly knowing where the studs are because if i mess it up then the ceiling could come down and create huge holes in it

so what can i do to make my basket sound proof? im also trying to go cheap as possible. please and thanks.
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Stop missing putts.(move in closer)


If that doesn't work, try getting a cheap net to hang up or bundle up and take that basket outside.

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Use a shower curtain rod with the blankie hung over it.
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Stop missing putts.(move in closer)


If that doesn't work, try getting a cheap net to hang up or bundle up and take that basket outside.
hahaha i knew that was coming. im not sure how to hang it though. i do have a door on my left hand side that is preventing me from hanging up the blanket from the walls due to cant find a stud. was debating on still nailing up the blanket and just using the trim as a bottom brace. im trying to hang the blanket up like a makeshift net
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Use a shower curtain rod with the blankie hung over it.
thats what i was thinking but will it stay up and absorb the impact? i feel like it will move and possibility fall down
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Old 12-19-2013, 01:33 AM
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Old 12-19-2013, 01:45 AM
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Start by going to a salvage yard and trying to find some kind of shelving system. This will be a cheap way to create sturdy scaffolding that you can place a couple of feet in front of the wall (Bonus, if you get shelves, you can use it as storage space for extra discs). If you're creative enough, you may be able to surround your basket with 180-270 degrees of soundproof goodness.

Cover this scaffolding with foam (pool noodles) or wrap in towels, so that it's not ringing if you hit the metal. Then go to Goodwill or another thrift operation and buy their crappiest blankets (because you'll likely ruin them anyway). Find a way to hang them on there. Layers win the day.
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towels around pole and hanging around chains as well as basket.

with net surround tightly secured.

lost cause.
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Old 12-19-2013, 10:56 AM
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I have a similar space as you, with a door to one side. I use a bedspread, drape a corner/edge of it over the top of the door and close it. A simple screw-in 3" hook on the opposite wall holds the other side of the bedspread.

To deaden the sound I took a piece of thin foam, cut into a rectangle about 8"x24" and duct-taped it together longways to make a tube, which slips over the pipe.
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Man, I wouldn't get away with this in my own house. But if you gotta, you gotta.

Try building a frame from 2x4, use loose 1x1 nylon netting.
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