Special Glass for Control Room/Mic Room Seperator?
Posted on Aug 25, 2008 04:24 pm
Member Since: Aug 12, 2008
I'm looking to build a half wall/half glass divider between my control room and mic room. I am assuming there is special glass I should use? If so, can you give an approximate estimate per sq. ft.? Lastly, anything else (construction wise) I should know would be appreciated as well. Thanks.
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Aug 25, 2008 04:26 pm You can use normal glass, heavy glass, make sure it's cushioned around the edge so it doesn't rattle. Have two walls, not touching, have one pane of glass in each, slightly angled so the glass isn't perfectly parallel.
Aug 25, 2008 06:06 pm Yep, what he said. I've heard: the heavier the better.
Since: Apr 08, 2004
I got 3/16" (i think) for mine, as I wasn't going to get real spendy on mine. Just used what i could find.
I used weatherstripping (sticky backed) for around the glass where it hits the casing. This keeps vibrations away from wall / window. I did the slight angle, though I've read that it's a trade-off: internal volume - VS - unsympathetic panes.
Dont use plexiglass, not enough mass or density compared to glass
Aug 25, 2008 07:00 pm Thanks for the replies. I'm trying to price everything out now. Any idea on how much for 2 pieces approximately 5'x5'? Just looking for ballparks at this point. Lastly, is it something where you got the glass seperately or did you buy preconstructed windows with glass and casing already done and then just built around them?
Since: Aug 12, 2008
Aug 25, 2008 07:30 pm I used to be a glass technician for a while about 6 months ago.
Best way to go would be 1/2" to an inch. But most "glass" that thick really isn't glass. It's a composite of some sort.
5'x5' depends GREATLY on the thickness, substance, and if you want it dyed or not. But, I can tell you, it won't be cheap. Especially, for two pieces.
Also, constructing your own pane will be cheaper most of the time.
Aug 25, 2008 11:45 pm I checked around at some commercial glass installation companies and found a 2'X 4'
double pane sealed glass that was either miss cut or not picked up, I'm not sure which it was now. But I got it for $50-75. Actually they offered to install it for a really good price, but my room wasn't ready for that yet. If I can figure out how to upload them here I'll post a couple pictures of the work in progress.
Aug 26, 2008 08:19 pm How thick was it? And did it have the bars in it or not? What I think you are referring to is insulated glass units. Those would be okay. But, def. not the best way to go if you are wanting good isolation.
Aug 27, 2008 06:28 pm Yeah, the one I have has what I believe is aluminum or something between the two pieces of glass, It worked out pretty good. I went around it with foam stripping on all sides.
Aug 27, 2008 06:50 pm Oh yeah, the space between the glass is pretty close to an inch.
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