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  1. General Drywall Discussion
    I have a little soundproofing job I'm going to price. Its one wall between two suites. The owner wants me to tear down the existing drywall and install quietrock and insulation( if it is uninsulated). There is a door in the middle of the wall . The door leads to a bathroom that we will not...
  2. Hanging Drywall
    Hanging DW ceiling: Given hat channels spaced 24" inches apart, how do you hang DW and share a hat channel (HC) . To do wo woudl require that the DW pice start on the 1st hat channel , and with the HC 24" apart each DW piece can be secured to 3 HC's- however the 1st hat channel is not flush...
  3. General Drywall Discussion
    I hope to make this a Soundproofing Thread where we can go to reference information. There has been other threads covering the topic of soundproofing in the past and hope to expand on that information with additional information. There are so many options out there from pre-manufactured board...
  4. General Drywall Discussion
    I read some posts decrying the use of cellulose as to dense to properly control sound. I don't know about lab tests but on the field I have installed many walls/ceilings with insulation and Green Glue and I find that the cellulose does a better job then the fiberglass batts. I would be...
  5. Hanging Drywall
    I have absolutely NO experience with steel framing, so I thought I would ask you guys what you think. What are some of the pro's and con's of both wood and steel framing? Mike
  6. General Drywall Discussion
    Here's my dilemma. Own a small apartment building multi-unit and am attempting to engineer the best (or highest STC rating for the buck) Current conditions are plaster finish on scratch coat on old shiplap drywall with 2"x4"s and 16"x48"x3/8" gyproc. The units adjoining party walls (are all...
  7. General Drywall Discussion
    I got a small gig to sound proof a ceiling, and want to keep the material cost low. I know this topic has been discussed in the past, and there many solutions. However, the QUIETROCK solution is out the question, because the owner doesn't want to spend the extra money. This is an old apt ceiling...
  8. General Drywall Discussion
    Anybody ever heard of this? They were having some issues with sound transference through the floors of some high end condos that we worked on a few years back. The plans then called for 1 layer of rock, r-c 1 channel, and another layer of rock. Even with the T.V. on low you could here it, and if...
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