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Soundproofing Forum Topics => Soundproofing your Condo, Townhouse or Bed & Breakfast => Topic started by: njackson on November 15, 2008, 05:21:12 PM

Title: How to hang shelving etc. on wall with resillient channel?
Post by: njackson on November 15, 2008, 05:21:12 PM
Resillient channel has been recently installed in all the walls of my duplexed home.  It's great for soundproofing. But now I am having trouble handing things on the walls ... like shelving, or towel racks.  Neither regular drywall anchors nor screws will work as long as they depend upon expanding the hole in order to bite into drywall or the stud.  What does anyone suggest?  Is there some other kind of anchor available?  Thanks
Title: Re: How to hang shelving etc. on wall with resillient channel?
Post by: Randy S on November 18, 2008, 06:29:23 PM
you either screw into your channel if your using RC-2 or you use something like a molly or butterfly anchor, if you screw to the stud you will defeat the purpose of using the channel.
Title: Re: How to hang shelving etc. on wall with resillient channel?
Post by: johnbergstromslc on November 23, 2008, 12:21:58 AM
Yeah, butterfly bolts would work great.  Problem is, you have to drill a relatively big hole to insert them and unless you can fill or seal the hole in some way before tightening the bolt, you destroy some of the soundproofing provided by resilient channels.

That's why I'm partial to staggered stud walls, despite the extra floor space they eat up, and strongly recommend them to anyone who asks; you end up with a real wall you can hang cabinets, shelves or heavy pictures on.