Wow.... still digesting the soundproofing ideas out there.
- Left framed wall has been taken down
- Waste water pipe was moved against the wall
- Sump pump pipe has been re-goose necked to a 9" clearance
- Pantry door frames have been framed
- Picked up the first 9 of 17 packages of Roxul from Lowes
- Radon sample has been sent out
- Reframe the left wall
- Move the H2O heater to the other side of the furnace/stairs
- Cut the radon pipe out
- Frame the New Pantry/Furnace/Rack/Stairs wall
- Pick up the last 8pks of insulation
Some before and after, and a few other updates:http://photobucket.com/basement_remodel
(The before and after were inserted first, and are actually the last few pictures)
We have changed our minds and decided to do double 5/8 sheetrock with GG, and double Roxul(3"D each layer) across the whole basement ceiling and the new interior wall. We will only do resilient channel and clips above the HT area(12x19)
I know about flanking, but funds and WAF will just not allow more.
As a stroke of luck, the furnace stuck out just enough to demand a new wall in front of the current stairs framing. Soooo for a continuous wall, it will have to be detached from the stairs wall
. Hopefully this will help reduce noise going up the stairs. Unfortunately the extra wall will take a few inches of space from the room.
Channel Clips question that have cropped up:
I called the soundproofing company earlier this week, but I was on lunch and didn't have time to finish my questions. They recommend the Whisper clips over the PAC RSIC-1 clips for my situation, and I thought I had it all figured out until my contractor noticed the wall calculation and the ceiling calculation net the same number of clips for the same space. Shouldn't the ceiling need more to prevent sagging???
The Acoustiguard YouTube video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bf5sy...eature=related
Given my 12x19' ceiling, if we thought of the ceiling as a wall: the "Height" is 12ft, and the "width" is 19ft.
From the video, clips should be 48" apart in a staggered grid along the width, but the height is variable. So for the 12' height, channels every 24" will need 7 channels total using 44 clips, if we use channels every 16" there will be channels total and 63 clips.
Should we go with one of these, or mix it do something in between???? Every 20"??? I just don't want to defeat the purpose of the clips by using too many making the ceiling too rigid and causing more flanking....