Resilient Sound Isolation Clips
RSCI Clips, or Resilient Sound Isolation Clips, are a mechanical clip system that is used in conjunction with the density of dB-Bloc to soundproof a wall. These sound isolation clips help to lift and separate your drywall away from the structure of a common surface to combat sound transmission. When structure borne sound vibrations attempt to transmit through a common surface, the Sound Isolation Clips and their corresponding hat channels force a disconnection that will cause the collapse of the sound wave to produce your soundproof wall. These isolation clips can be used on walls or ceilings, and for all new build, remodel, or retrofit to existing finished surfaces.
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Density + Disconnection
Remember that the RSIC mechanical sound isolation clip system is designed to trigger a disconnection in your framing structure. If you already have a disconnected wall or ceiling system, you do not need a channel system or the RSIC Clips. Staggered studs and double walls are both ideal framing techniques that negate your need for the clip system. In any of these cases, however, you will still need the density of dB-Bloc layered into your assembly. Without weight, noise will bleed through any surface assembly. The art of disconnecting your common surface is addressed in both our Walls and Ceilings sections of this website.See Walls See Ceilings
RSIC Clips are sold for $7 each. To determine the number of RSIC Clips appropriate for your project, see our Clip Chart. Orders can be placed online using the link to the left, or by phone at 1-800-638-9355.
For new build or exposed frame treatments, anchor dB-Bloc to your studs, then the RSIC Clips, and a single layer of drywall. For finished wall surfaces, do the same. For concrete block surfaces, reverse the process. Anchor the clips to your concrete surface first, then snap the hat channels into place, then your dB-Bloc and your finished layer of drywall. This will help separate the density of dB-Bloc away from the concrete surface. The resulting dead air gap between the two masses will then collect and dissipate the trapped sound waves!
RSIC Isolation Clips are simply screwed into your existing framing system. The rubber gasket helps to decouple the connection point between the hat channel and your framing system. In turn, this helps to further “float” your final drywall layer off and away from the structure of your building, forcing the collapse of the transmitting sound wave. Just like snipping the string pulled tight between two coffee cans.
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Sound Test Results
Test results for the RSIC Clip application reflect the dB-Bloc layering sequence prescribed by NetWell Noise Control.
Before You Get Started…
NetWell prides itself on being a teaching website. Yes, our goal is to help you solve your noise issues, but just as important is to help you understand how to do it, and do so cost effectively. The support tools below are built for you to help you better understand the art of sound control. We look forward to working with you, and delivering back a more user-friendly space.