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llvora

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Options for resilient channel
« on: October 08, 2010, 09:38:23 PM »
I'm trying to sell some unused Auralex resilient channel on craigslist,
Somebody emailed me and said they could get "something very similar" for only $3 per 12' length.  It's about 1/3 the price of the Auralex channel.  This is in New York state. 
Are the much cheaper kinds of resilient channel also good for soundproofing, or not?
Laura

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Re: Options for resilient channel
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2010, 10:06:32 PM »
RC 8 is basic resilient channel with one leg (screw down location), They all deliver similar results.  Usually drywall contractors can pick this up pretty cheap...
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llvora

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Re: Options for resilient channel
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2010, 10:56:00 PM »
How does Auralex stay in business, selling it for 3 times the price that other people do, if it's the same thing? 
If something is 1/3 the price, I tend to think there must be some difference in quality?
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Re: Options for resilient channel
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2010, 11:17:22 PM »
The only differences would be the gauge 20,22, or 25 gauge.

otherwise I have yet to see any other differences...they all screw directly to the stud or joist.
does it have an additional padding tape applied to it like our pre dampened version?
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llvora

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Re: Options for resilient channel
« Reply #4 on: October 08, 2010, 11:29:50 PM »
So is the cheaper resilient channel maybe made of thinner steel? 
If it is, it wouldn't hold 2 sheets of drywall, which the Auralex channel does?
That would be significant.  When I was doing my soundproofed wall, I glued mass-loaded vinyl onto a sheet of drywall, and it ended up heavy. 
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Re: Options for resilient channel
« Reply #5 on: October 08, 2010, 11:32:59 PM »
yes, you have a heavier gauge of channel...cheaper RC-1 is designed for single layer drywall.
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