Author Topic: Resilient Channel  (Read 3862 times)

B. Henley

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Resilient Channel
« on: April 30, 2004, 03:35:26 AM »
Is it worthwhile to put RC on sheer walls?  Would it be better to apply sheet rock directly to the sheer wall.


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Re: Resilient Channel
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2004, 11:38:31 PM »
B. Henley,

For those who do not know, a sheer wall is basically and plywood wall that is  angle mounted to add to the durability and  flexability of the wall structure in the event of an earthquake etc.
I have verified that resilient channels can indeed be installed atop a sheer wall, however, it is suggested that the sheer wall be covered with  Mass Loaded Vinyl (MLV) first in order to stop the transmission of sound through the plywood itself.
All you soundproofing fans know how wood can transmit so readily.
To answer your second question, if there is a lot of bass (low freq) coming through the wall or ceiling areas, I would definitely float the wall or ceiling using resilient channels RC-1 or better yet, the SSP sound clips and furring channel. The clips will double the soundproofing over RC-1. Hope this answers your question B. Thanks for the posting.


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