Author Topic: What to do about the gap?  (Read 3474 times)

hell167

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What to do about the gap?
« on: January 05, 2011, 07:31:44 AM »
I've been reading on the use of clips to create , watching videos on Youtube on how to install them.  Very enlightening.  One thing I can't seem to figure out though..  What happens when you finish your four walls?  Where it reaches the door.  What do you use to seal that 2 or so inch gap to the left, right and top of your door frame?  Or what about around a window frame?

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Re: What to do about the gap?
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2011, 05:50:42 PM »
On a normal install, first you would have the door frame mounted then you seal the MLV to the door frame with caulk.After clips and channel are mounted then drywall would be installed within 1/8" to 1/4" gap from door frame which is then sealed with acoustical caulk. If molding is being used then molding would attach to door jam and caulked to the wall only, or visa versa as long as you dont short the floated wall.

since you mention a 2" gap you most likely will have to make a custom seal for that gap. You can use our 2" foam mat cut in strips and either glue in or compression fit.

Same for window frames.
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hell167

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Re: What to do about the gap?
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2011, 06:25:50 PM »
Oh sorry forgot to mention on an existing already finished room.  Then adding clips, and mlv and quiet rock.  So there would be a 2" gap between the existing door frame / window frame and the new walls.  I understand u can stuff it with foam but that is hardly a finished look.  What are some options?

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Re: What to do about the gap?
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2011, 06:53:51 PM »
I would advise you against creating the triple leaf system...bad idea...remove the existing drywall, modify your door jam and window frame then install the MLV clips and drywall.
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