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Old 02-07-2010, 06:52 PM   #1
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I'm trying to refinish my basement living room's ceiling. I removed the 30 years old ceiling panels. I'm planning to put some sound insluation between the ceiling studs (QuietZone pink fiberglass), and drywall.

I noticed that without the ceiling tiles the noise from upstairs can be very loud, and I can see that the old panels were doing some noise reduction.

Could I reuse these panels and stuff them between the ceiling studs, together with the insulation (as another insulation layer)? Would it help in noise reduction

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yes. pretty much anything helps.
what are the plans for the actual ceiling? drywall? consider using z-bar to further reduce sound transfer.

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yes. pretty much anything helps.
what are the plans for the actual ceiling? drywall? consider using z-bar to further reduce sound transfer.
Thank you for the quick answer.

We are planning to put drywall. Where can I find some description about the z-bar? Is it similar to the resilient channel?

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