Originally Posted by BrolicBeast
Drats--nobody owes me money :-( I was thinking about hiring a standard drywall crew for drywall, as I've never done it myself. Awesome that you already have everything ready for drywall! How did you find the clip/channel installation? One day's work?
I was going to hire a drywall company to do it, but after reading some horror stories of drywall crews completely screwing up the soundproofing efforts (installing drywall tight to coupled walls, using screws that are too long, putting screws through all the way to the studs circumventing soundproofing, etc) I decided rather than just hire someone and watch them every move they make to do it, I'd just do it myself.
I'm still hiring pros for the taping/mudding/sanding. That is a difficult skill to master and I don't want it to look like crap if I attempted it myself.
If you decide to do it yourself, I have a drywall lift I bought off Amazon for 150$ that I'd be glad to sell you when I'm done. I don't live too far away from you.
The clips and channel would have taken a day but I ended up running out of clips. So I had to put an order for an extra 20 or so clips and wait on them.
The shortage was because I hadn't planned on dedicated channels for my soffits that run perpendicular to the joists (and parallel to the channels). So I needed to add a few extra channels where I am hanging my soffits from.
It also helps very much to mock up your ceiling and the exact location of the channels in SketchUp so you can plan out how you want the drywall laid out so you stagger all the seams. This involves my first layer using a lot of cut pieces so the final layer can be mostly full 4x9 sheets.