- Used with uneven ceiling joists or to drop below plumbing and electrical
- Same performance as GenieClip® RST
- Cost To Ship: $10 (regardless of quantity)
View our Product FAQ for answers to common questions about resilient sound clips.
Decoupling is the most efficient means to isolate sound in ceilings. With a quality resilient ceiling isolation clip, a high level of isolation for airborne, structure-borne, and impact footfall noise is possible. The extensive and successful testing of the GenieClip in ceilings for STC, OITC, IIC, and UL fire ratings leads us to recommend the GenieClip as the best standard ceiling isolation clip for any project.
For ceilings that have either uneven joists or require space for plumbing, HVAC, and electrical to run beneath the joists, we recommend the Pliteq GenieClip LB2. The performance of the Pliteq GenieClip LB2 is at the same level of the standard GenieClip RST.
For standard ceiling installations, we recommend the GenieClip® RST or GenieClip® LB3.
Maximize the performance of the GenieClip® system by adding resilience to the floor above. We recommend the use of GenieMat® RST02 for a low cost high performance underlayment. This will increase the IIC rating by at least 6 IIC points and the STC rating by at least 2-3 points.
The number of resilient clips required will depend on the weight of the assembly. A clip system can hold several layers of drywall, but the acoustic load of each clip should not be exceeded. For more accurate estimating, we recommend our resilient sound clip calculator. The calculator estimates based on the dimensions of each wall or ceiling partition.
|Quick Math For Estimating Resilient Clips and Hat Channel (Walls or Ceilings)|
|1 or 2 drywall layers, 48" x 24" spacing||Divide total square footage by 5|
|3 drywall layers, 48" x 16" spacing||Divide total square footage by 4|
|Hat Channel, rows 24" apart||Multiply total square footage by .6 for total linear footage|
|Hat Channel, rows 16" apart||Multiply total square footage by .7 for total linear footage|
Use a #8 1-1/2" coarse thread screw for wood framing or #8 1" self tapping screw for metal framing. The standard spacing from clip to clip is a maximum of 48" with each row of clips spaced either 24" or 16" from each other. We recommend following the staggered layout pattern to distribute weight evenly across the ceiling.
|GenieClip® LB2 Specs|
|Dimensions||2-1/2" wide x 4-7/8" tall x 1-5/8" deep|
|Projection Without Blocking||Between 3/4" and 2-7/8" with 7/8" furring hat channel|
|Projection With Blocking||Between 1/4" and 2-7/8" with 7/8" furring hat channel|
|Minimum Pullout||108 pounds|
|Load Failure||445 pounds pullout with 25 gauge channel|
|Shore A Durometer||37 durometer|
*All test results shown in this table were achieved through third party testing from accredited laboratories. The full test is available upon request. The clip is the same for the GenieClip® RST and GenieClip® LB2.
|Independent Sound Test Results|
|Ceiling||Wood joists, R-19 insulation, single 5/8" drywall direct to framing, single layer sub-floor||39||31|
|Ceiling||Wood joists, R-19 insulation, single 5/8" drywall on GenieClip® RST, double layer sub-floor||52||48|
|Ceiling||Wood joists, R-19 insulation, double 5/8" drywall on GenieClip® RST, no finish floor||54||51|
|Ceiling||Wood joists, R-19 insulation, double 1/2" drywall on GenieClip® RST, GenieMat® RST02 over sub-floor, 5/16" porcelain tile finish floor||59||55|
|Ceiling||Wood joists, R-19 insulation, double 1/2" drywall on GenieClip® RST, GenieMat® RST10 over sub-floor, 1/2" plywood on top with hardwood nailed to plywood||60||63|
|Ceiling||Wood joists, R-19 insulation, single 1/2" drywall on GenieClip® RST, GenieMat® RST02 over sub-floor, 1/2" wood floors or vinyl floors||60||56|
|Ceiling||Wood joists, R-19 insulation, double 1/2" drywall on GenieClip® RST, GenieMat® RST02 over sub-floor, 1/2" wood floors or vinyl floors||60||61|