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impact noise from ppl upstairs question
« on: September 25, 2014, 11:45:40 PM »
Hi I'm new to this site and I was doing research on this site and other sites before making this post.

So last winter I did some renovations in my apartment which is on the first floor of a 2 story house. My house was built in the early 1900's so most of the exterior walls and ceilings was that cement on the metal wire. I removed all of that stuff on the walls and ceiling, once i had everything down to the joist I put installation in the ceiling (think R19) and closed up the ceiling with 5/8 sheetrock.  With the old cement and metal wire I don't remember much of the impact noise and I didn't hear anybody talking upstairs but now after the renovation I hear everything upstairs and the impact noise is really bad.

So after looking at this forum page, I found out I had the ceiling down totally wrong to prevent any impact noise or airborne noise. Before I rip out the new sheetrock and attempt to change the ceiling around so I can prevent all noise from upstairs I would like to know if the way I'm thinking about is the right way and where I would be able to find all the product I would need for this project.

So first rip out the Sheetrock that on the ceiling, is the installation I have in the ceiling now good or those that have to be changed I have R19. Next I would have to install the resilient channels with clips  then screw 5/8 Sheetrock to the channels put the green glue onto the Sheetrock then put another layer of 5/8 Sheetrock tape and plaster everything. Also leave the 1/4 around the perimeter of the Sheetrock on both layers of the Sheetrock fill in the perimeter with acoustical caulk.

Is there an installation guide or video that can help and show how to install everything? Also does the clips have to be a certain width from each other? What kind of resilient channel and clips should I use?

Thank you for the help

Randy S

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Re: impact noise from ppl upstairs question
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2014, 03:15:08 PM »
Anthony the system you discuss is acceptable, there are a couple things that can improve it.
You are correct with the gap but I would avoid putting a plaster coat back on the ceiling.

Give me a call direct and lets discuss the particulars and I can provide you installation instructions.

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