Author Topic: Sound clips and HAT channels  (Read 4017 times)


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Sound clips and HAT channels
« on: June 09, 2005, 04:11:19 PM »

I'm unable to find a definitive answer on the site for these questions:

Can sound clips be secured through existing ceiling drywall to the joists or must the old drywall be taken down?

How specifically does the drywall attach to the metal HAT channels?  Do holes need to be drilled into the channel itself for screws?




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Re: Sound clips and HAT channels
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2005, 05:19:21 PM »
The clips attach by way of  fasteners that hold them to the wall, then the channels is cliped into them.

Sound clip hold the channel by way of retainer slots or "claws".

They may be attached over the existing wall, but better results are had if one removes the existing drywall, (or at least cuts big holes in it) to open up the airspace, thus creating  a larger sirspace- which improves low frequency attenuation.

for the ones we offer.