This is the original GenieClip for decoupling walls and ceilings to increase STC, OITC, and IIC ratings. Testing for the GenieClip includes over 150 independent lab and field tests along with 40 UL rated assemblies. Installation involves fastening the GenieClip directly to the framing, pressure fitting the hat channel into the clip, and fastening layers of drywall or wood to the channel. The four foot span between GenieClips allows maximum flex in the channel with the remaining vibrations left to transfer through the resilient GenieClip. The soft rubber base of the GenieClip increases low frequency isolation performance significantly compared to other similar resilient clips. Maximum isolation is achieved using the GenieClip in the walls or ceilings of any project with increase isolation in floor/ceiling assemblies with the use of GenieMat products.
There are many uses for this multipurpose L bracket GenieClip. One common use for the GenieClip LB is to maintain resiliency in a ceiling when installing the QuietBox. Other uses for the GenieClip LB include decoupling top plate framing, soffits/bulkheads, independent ceiling joists, and blocks of wood between framing members. The blocks are used for supporting ceiling fans, handrails, plumbing, television mounts, cabinets, and other heavy items.
In old construction, basements, and commercial construction, uneven joists or plumbing beneath the joists is common. The GenieClip LB2 fastens to the side of the joist allowing up to four inches in extension from the bottom of the joist to the bottom of the channel that pressure fits into the GenieClip LB2. The installer will adjust the clip to create a level surface in the ceiling for proper drywall installation. This style of installation also allows conduit, plumbing, and electrical runs between the hat channel and joists.
The original GenieClip suspends the drywall from the joists 1-5/8″ with standard installation. This is not a problem for most ceilings. However, many of our DIY customers are decoupling ceilings with low clearance, most commonly basements and multifamily housing. The GenieClip LB3 resolves this issue by allowing installation to the side of the joists instead of the bottom of the joist. The clip can recess into the joist cavity by fastening to the side of the joist forcing the furring hat channel to run parallel to the joists. This reduces the 1-5/8″ drop with standard installation to as little as 1/2″ drop with the GenieClip LB3.
The installation of resilient clips for both walls and ceilings requires a clip on the end of each run within six inches of the adjacent framing. Backing is often not accessible for various reasons. The old way of fixing this problem was by installing new framing or blocking. The new GenieClip LB4 resolves this problem in a quicker and more cost effective way. For ceiling installation, the short side of the L bracket fastens to the wall top plate. For wall installation, the short side of the L bracket fastens to the adjacent wall framing or the stud nearest to the angle.