Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-22-2008, 12:12 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 95
Rewards Points: 0
Share |
Default

How to install resilient channel on ceiling


In an effort to sound proof our new media room I am installing resilient channel and have a few questions.

1. The web has provided me with conflicting information (what a surprise) concerning the install direction on a ceiling. On a wall I know the channels are perpendicular to the framing and assumed the same is true on the ceiling until I found a couple sites showing the channel installed directly under the floor joist running with the joist. Which way is correct? Either way I know you must not screw the drywall into the joists.
2. If the channel is perpendicular to the joists then which way do you run the drywall? Perpendicular to the channel or to the joists.
3. rc-1 with 5/8" drywall, assuming perpendicular channel install, 16" OC or 24" OC? Joist are 16" OC.
4. Type 1-1/4" type W screws for channel. What type of screws for the drywall into the channel? 1" drywall screws?

Sorry for the long posts I am just unable to find good directions on the web. Lots of sites that want to sell it, but few that say how to install it.

Thanks,
Ben

Bcoleman6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-22-2008, 02:29 PM   #2
Registered User
 
Termite's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 6,520
Rewards Points: 0
Default

How to install resilient channel on ceiling


The idea of installing resilient channel is to minimize rock to framing contact, so running it parallel attached to each joist would be counterproductive. Install it perpindicular to each joist, and I'd definately suggest 16" centers, not 24".

Run the drywall as though the resilient is the framing...Forget the actual framing is there.

Your drywall screws should be long enough to go through the rock and penetrate 3 threads through the resilient channel, but not long enough to go into the framing. A common mistake installers make is drawing the rock up tight to the framing by running a screw (often accidentally) into a joist at the intersection of the joist and the channel...Thereby smashing the channel. Self-tapping screws are not necessary.

Termite is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Resilient Channel For Basement Ceiling Stingray Remodeling 7 02-07-2010 12:14 PM
Can I install 12x12 porcelain tile on a shower wall or ceiling? dezigner80 Remodeling 6 09-15-2009 12:05 PM
Old ceiling replacement idsp General DIY Discussions 12 07-25-2009 10:48 AM
Anyone install a tin/copper style ceiling? flashme18 Remodeling 7 07-19-2009 07:56 AM
Pot lights in a drop ceiling Howdy Electrical 3 03-14-2008 08:23 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.