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Help identify the celing drywall support rail?


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07-15-06, 11:55 PM   #1  
Help identify the celing drywall support rail?

Could someone tell me the name of the metal rails located between the drywall and the joists? Also, could you also tell me if they are supposed to be used for mounting drywall to joists?

http://img216.imageshack.us/img216/4...gmountssd8.jpg

 
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07-16-06, 06:24 AM   #2  
cswake,

This is called Resilient Channel. Method in which to retard the sound transference.

Resilient Channel is a specially-formed, sturdy metal device used to hang drywall (instead of just attaching the drywall to the studs or joists). It really improves the sound transmission characteristics of the wall or ceiling system.

I have installed these in Home Theaters and seperations between bathrooms and bedrooms.

It should be installed horizontally at the bottom and top of your wall, then every 2' or less in between. Up to (2) layers of 5/8" drywall and a layer of SheetBlok or similar soundboard may be hung even on a ceiling.

See this for more info,

http://dougaphs.smugmug.com/gallery/1369534/1/64603306

Hope this helps!


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07-17-06, 05:17 PM   #3  
Thanks Doug. What are some good sources to find it?

 
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07-17-06, 06:29 PM   #4  
Don't they also call it "hat channel" or is that just a nickname ?

 
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