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Does basement ceiling strapping actually

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 12:18 pm
by Jmaclicious
Trying to get ready to start installing some lighting... but to do so I need help to determine whether or not the ceiling should be strapped.. I have a lower height basement, Do not want to lose more than I need (especially in the bathroom). However does the strapping ACTUALLY make a difference in comparison to noise levels etc?


thanks!

Re: Does basement ceiling strapping actually

Posted: Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:10 pm
by Shannon
I assume you are talking about resilient channel as strapping? It will make some difference compared to just 1x4s but not an incredible amount.

Re: Does basement ceiling strapping actually

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:52 am
by Jmaclicious
Shannon wrote:I assume you are talking about resilient channel as strapping? It will make some difference compared to just 1x4s but not an incredible amount.

Yes, I was debating about using either 1x4 or resilient channel rather than putting drywall directly to joists, I already plan on using safe n sound where possible between the joists, but if the sound dampening difference is not enough to really notice then I would def be saving a lot of money and time..

Re: Does basement ceiling strapping actually

Posted: Wed Mar 01, 2017 6:13 pm
by Shannon
There will be some difference in noise transfer but the Roxul will make a bigger difference IMO.
Some kind of strapping may still be needed if your joists are not true to each other. If they are not then the straps can be attached and shimmed where it is needed to produce a flatter ceiling