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by bsedgwick
Tue Jul 18, 2006 8:46 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Help with sound transmission thru sliding door- info please
Replies: 20
Views: 6647

Sound transmission -sliding glass door-quick replies please!

OK, Guys: here is the scoop. The Simonton tech and mfgr rep were out here this morning to assess the situation. They are not guaranteeing that what they are suggesting will fix the problem but here is their proposed solution: Install triple strength laminate glass on the outside sheet of glass to ab...
by bsedgwick
Thu Jul 06, 2006 7:53 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Help with sound transmission thru sliding door- info please
Replies: 20
Views: 6647

Sound transmission through sliding glass doors

Oberon: to answer your questions 1. Yes the glass physically moves when I press on it. When I tap it I can count about 7 to 8 visible cycles of vibration. 2. the glass does not vibrate to the naked eye with sound 3. there is no visual distortion with pressing on the glass or tapping on the glass. If...
by bsedgwick
Sun Jul 02, 2006 3:32 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Help with sound transmission thru sliding door- info please
Replies: 20
Views: 6647

Sound transmission through sliding glass doors

Thanks, Oberon and again, Info Sponge. All of this information is helping so much for me to begin to understand what the problem might be. Since the manufacturer appears at a loss about the problem it seems I am having to educate myself to become a part of the solution. I never intended to know this...
by bsedgwick
Fri Jun 30, 2006 10:42 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Help with sound transmission thru sliding door- info please
Replies: 20
Views: 6647

SOUND TRANSMISSION THROUGH GLASS

So, if I hear a sound coming through glass which I say is too much and a door company does not acknowledge that there is a problem. Is there a way to say how much sound is too much? Any other reasonable way to measure?

Bill
by bsedgwick
Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:24 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Help with sound transmission thru sliding door- info please
Replies: 20
Views: 6647

Sliding door sound transmission problems

Guy and Info Sponge: your responses have been so helpful. Do either of you or anyone know how you test a door to see if it is meeting the minimum standards set up for sound tranmission? Who would do a test like this and what would be involved? Thanks,

Bill
by bsedgwick
Wed Jun 28, 2006 3:53 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Help with sound transmission thru sliding door- info please
Replies: 20
Views: 6647

SOUND TRANSMISSION THROUGH GLASS

THanks, Info Sponge. That is very helpful. But could you tell me what a heat mirror film is and where I might get information on that? I really appreciate your help.

Bill
by bsedgwick
Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:54 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Help with sound transmission thru sliding door- info please
Replies: 20
Views: 6647

Sound transmission through sliding glass doors

Thank you so much, Guy. I have been at such a loss about this. Could you direct me to a website or book where I can read more about STC and OITC designations? Are all residential doors rated STC or did you just know this from the brand and model information I furnished? The door which I replaced did...
by bsedgwick
Mon Jun 26, 2006 4:09 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Help with sound transmission thru sliding door- info please
Replies: 20
Views: 6647

Help with sound transmission thru sliding door- info please

I have posted twice with no response. I am having a terrible problem with outside noise coming in through a new Simonton profinish sliding door. This did not happen with my old sliding door which was an aluminum double paned door (brand not known). It was in the townhouse when we bought it in 2003. ...
by bsedgwick
Tue Jun 13, 2006 3:58 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Help!! Too much sound from Simonton Profinish sliding door
Replies: 0
Views: 754

Help!! Too much sound from Simonton Profinish sliding door

Has anybody had any experience with this product? We just had the door installed and the door emits more sound than my "old" previous double paned, non- low e, sliding door. We can now hear traffic and airplanes where we did not before. But what really seems strange is that the sound we hear has a r...
by bsedgwick
Wed May 17, 2006 9:29 am
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Simonton profinish 6' sliding door
Replies: 0
Views: 894

Simonton profinish 6' sliding door

Has anybody had any experience with this product? We just had the door installed and the door emits more sound than my "old" previous double paned, non- low e, sliding door. We can now hear traffic and airplanes where we did not before. But what really seems strange is that the sound we hear has a r...
by bsedgwick
Thu Feb 23, 2006 11:23 am
Forum: Test Post Section
Topic: Testing
Replies: 0
Views: 1337

Testing

This is a test
by bsedgwick
Wed Feb 22, 2006 10:47 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Home Depot 6500 Series
Replies: 21
Views: 44922

How does the Simonton pro-finish contractor series compare or stack up against the Reflections series? Thanks, Bill
by bsedgwick
Wed Feb 22, 2006 4:42 pm
Forum: Window Questions
Topic: Double hung window installation
Replies: 1
Views: 998

Double hung window installation

I have 2 questions: 1. What makes for a good window installation? 2. Is it feasible to have a window with the dimensions 42" wide by 60" high in a double hung style? The bottom would be 42 x 24 and the top would be 42w x 36h. I had an installer tell me it would be too heavy to operate as a single hu...