Author Topic: steel vs wood joists  (Read 4218 times)

mike hill

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steel vs wood joists
« on: January 08, 2002, 07:01:42 PM »
I am building a home theater room in the basement below three bedrooms. I have room height to put up separate ceiling joists, would metal be better than wood in reducing sound transmission ? Either way I was going to float the joists on rubber dampened hangers.
any thoughts would be appriciated.
mike

bjnash

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Re: steel vs wood joists
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2002, 05:29:20 AM »
: I am building a home theater room in the basement below three bedrooms. I have room height to put up separate ceiling joists, would metal be better than wood in reducing sound transmission ? Either way I was going to float the joists on rubber dampened hangers.
: any thoughts would be appriciated.
: mike
Hard to beleive, but metal is better than wood.

 

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