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I am still contemplating a FOSI star ceiling, but dont fully understand if the finished proper method of install creates a triple leaf.

I would have clips, channel, DD+GG on the ceiling. Does the fiber panel (assuming a pre-made one with the fibers already connected) go on as the last layer? If so, my understanding is that it needs a furring strip on the ceiling to offset and give room for the fibers. Does this create a triple leaf effect?

So the finished ceiling would be clips, channel, drywall, furring strips (air gap), FOSI panel?

Or do you have to order the DIY kit if you want a soundproof ceiling, so you can route all the fibers through both the drywall/GG and the OSB? That seems to me the only way to keep from creating a triple leaf... but I am not sure I can stomach all that work..... and obviously GG would get on the fibers this way..guess it can be cleaned....

I am probably missing something...please enlighten me.
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I am still contemplating a FOSI star ceiling, but dont fully understand if the finished proper method of install creates a triple leaf.

I would have clips, channel, DD+GG on the ceiling. Does the fiber panel (assuming a pre-made one with the fibers already connected) go on as the last layer? If so, my understanding is that it needs a furring strip on the ceiling to offset and give room for the fibers. Does this create a triple leaf effect?

So the finished ceiling would be clips, channel, drywall, furring strips (air gap), FOSI panel?

Or do you have to order the DIY kit if you want a soundproof ceiling, so you can route all the fibers through both the drywall/GG and the OSB? That seems to me the only way to keep from creating a triple leaf... but I am not sure I can stomach all that work..... and obviously GG would get on the fibers this way..guess it can be cleaned....

I am probably missing something...please enlighten me.

Good question...Ted?

I assume not a problem because the star ceiling is not "sealed" around the ceiling???
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I did not worry about any triple leaf effect on my ceiling. I wanted a star ceiling and there is no practical way not to have a gap for the fibers. I have a triple layer sandwich of OSB-GG-DW-GG-DW and am very pleased with the results. I think the additional layer of the star ceiling only made the soundproofing better. My suggestion would be to have 2 layers of drywall or a layer of OSB and drywall (its really nice to be able to screw the star ceiling in anywhere) and do the star ceiling over that with a 3/4" gap for the fibers.
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Is substituting a layer of OSB for the first layer of drywall pretty much a necessity for a star ceiling?
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Is substituting a layer of OSB for the first layer of drywall pretty much a necessity for a star ceiling?

I'm going that route but I don't believe it is a necessity. It just makes things a lot easier not having to look for a joist
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I am also considering a FOSI star ceiling
Looking for feedback from members who have purchased
Looking at a 8x10 size using two of the standard 4x10 panels
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Is substituting a layer of OSB for the first layer of drywall pretty much a necessity for a star ceiling?

Not a necessity but I was very glad I had the OSB.
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