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  • The product does lessen noise, but does not eliminate it (especially the low frequency sounds suc...
  • May 01, 2018
  • Verified Purchase & Recommended Product

The product does lessen noise, but does not eliminate it (especially the low frequency sounds such as shoes walking on the floor above our basement). The product cuts like butter with a large carving knife, and fits snugly between 16 inch on-center studs, which is helpful. However, the product tends to disintegrate at contact points when it is forced into place, such as around duct work and light fixtures. Make sure that you wear an N95 mask, eye protection, gloves, and long sleeves/long pants because the product releases a lot of fibers/dust when it is handled. The product does not seem to itch as much as fiberglass when it contacts bare skin. Vacuum often during installation - we used a shop-vac for the larger pieces and an upright vacuum for the smaller pieces and fibers/dust. We also had a pedestal fan blowing the fibers/dust out of our basement window.

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SRKid

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  • Excellent sound insulation, easy to put up. I expected rock wool to not be itchy but this is, not...
  • December 05, 2018
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Excellent sound insulation, easy to put up. I expected rock wool to not be itchy but this is, not nearly as bad as fiberglass though. I recommend a dust mask in the area of cutting and installation. I cut it with an old electric knife, very easy. Construction was targeted at STC-50, looks like I will easily get STC-70. Project used 4 pallets of this product.

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Mike

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By: Mike
  • As others have said, this product is not as easy to work with as the ROXUL product Home Depot use...
  • September 23, 2018
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As others have said, this product is not as easy to work with as the ROXUL product Home Depot used to carry, but it is half the price of the ROXUL product sold by the other store, there isn't a 3 bag minimum, and its in stock. The bag I purchased didn't have any smell. If you just need to fill in the space between studs this product is excellent. If you need to make 90 or 180 degree bends without it falling apart the ROXUL product may be worth getting. Considering price and availability, I'm happy with the Owens product and will buy it again for most of my sound and fire insulation projects.

TahoeHome

6 out of 6 people found this helpful
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By: TahoeHome
  • I gave this insulation a 3 star rating as it is extremely dusty and the batts require very carefu...
  • March 09, 2019

I gave this insulation a 3 star rating as it is extremely dusty and the batts require very careful handling or they fall apart. The consistency of the batts is up and down with very dense areas and places where they tear just installing them. I have used the "other" brand that Home Depot used to carry with better results. In this case, the dust and particles were everywhere as well as chunks of the batts that fell off. Having said that, sound wise I am very pleased. I had my wife clump around upstairs and I thought she was tip toeing. Before, you could hear the cat walking. The toilet above is almost non existent. In fact I went up the stairs and yelled to flush. She said I already did...I missed it as it was so quiet. I did wrap the ABS toilet drains with old but clean carpet padding with duct tape to hold in place. I got that tip from a home theater forum...hope it helps someone else.

BERinWA

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By: BERinWA
  • I have used this product and Rockwool, and prefer the later. When cutting Thermafiber, there are...
  • April 30, 2019

I have used this product and Rockwool, and prefer the later. When cutting Thermafiber, there are a lot more loose fibers that get in the air, on your skin, etc. than with Rockwool. Also, it is thinner than Rockwool and does not retain it's shape as well as Rockwool does. I much prefer Mineral Wool insulation to traditional insulation, but prefer Rockwool to Thermafiber.

SJW

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By: SJW
  • Finished my basement and wanted a sound barrier to upstairs....
  • December 09, 2018

Finished my basement and wanted a sound barrier to upstairs. Easy to install and work with.

Kevin

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By: Kevin
  • Love this stuff. Have used another brand sold by Home Depot a few years ago--same good quality w...
  • January 03, 2019
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Love this stuff. Have used another brand sold by Home Depot a few years ago--same good quality with slightly different attributes--and now am working on re-insulating another room. This brand has a product for the inside of your external walls that is slightly stiffer and another for sound reduction between interior walls between rooms. Both work just fine, are super easy to install, stay in place, keep out the cold and--the clincher for me--are fire resistant.

anniea

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By: anniea
  • I've used Roxio's Safe N Sound previously, so when I...
  • January 15, 2019

I've used Roxio's Safe N Sound previously, so when I compare the two, I'd agree with previous reviews that Roxio's mineral wool seems to hold up better when it comes to handling, as this material does crumble a bit. That being said, this material worked for my purposes... But wear a mask!

Edmund

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By: Edmund
  • Easy to cut to fit and seems to hold together better than the Roxull safe and sound. I don't kno...
  • January 08, 2019
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Easy to cut to fit and seems to hold together better than the Roxull safe and sound. I don't know which is better at sound deadening, I have no way to compare them.

Larry

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By: Larry
  • Works good but breaks easily so be careful....
  • August 14, 2018

Works good but breaks easily so be careful.

HomeDepotCustomer

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