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Wood-Frame Ceiling Hanger

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Faced with a challenging remediation problem caused by a noisy neighbor in the unit above your client’s bedroom? Even more, is it wood-framed construction and you are unable to do anything to the floor side of the assembly? Kinetics ICW, our top-performing ceiling hanger for wood-framed construction, effectively reduces low-frequency airborne and impact noise without compromising space.

Resources


Drawings | BIM


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Typical Perimeter Condition

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Isolated Ceiling Penetration

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I Joist Layout

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Attachment To Wood I-Joist

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Wood Truss

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Attachment To Wood Truss

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Testing Results


Sound Test- Lab #AT001028

5/16" (8) Wood Floor
5/8" (16) Plywood
Model ICW Isolator
3-1/2" (89) Fiberglass Insulation
2" (50) x 10" (254) Floor Joists 16" (406) OC
Drywall Furring Channel
2 Layers 5/8" (16) Drywall

  • KINETICS NOISE CONTROL PRODUCTS:
    • ICW
  • ACOUSTICAL RATINGS:
    • STC 59
    • IIC 53
  • TESTING AGENCY & REPORT NUMBER:
    • NRC-CANADA
    • B-3463.15

Sound Test- Lab #AT001021A

3/8" (10) Wood Floor
1-1/2" (38) Lightweight Concrete Slab
5/8" (16) Plywood
3-1/2" (89) Fiberglass Insulation
2" (50) x 10" (254) Floor Joists 16" (406) OC
2 Layers 5/8" (16) Drywall

  • KINETICS NOISE CONTROL PRODUCTS:
    • None
  • ACOUSTICAL RATINGS:
    • STC 51
    • IIC 40
  • TESTING AGENCY & REPORT NUMBER:
    • NRC-CANADA
    • TLF93-034
    • IIF93-011

Sound Test- Lab #AT001021B

3/8" (10) Wood Floor
1-1/2" (38) Lightweight Concrete Slab
5/8" (16) Plywood
Model ICW Isolator
3-1/2" (89) Fiberglass Insulation
2" (50) x 10" (254) Floor Joists 16" (406) OC
Drywall Furring Channel
2 Layers 5/8" (16) Drywall

  • KINETICS NOISE CONTROL PRODUCTS:
    • ICW
  • ACOUSTICAL RATINGS:
    • STC 76
    • IIC 62
  • TESTING AGENCY & REPORT NUMBER:
    • NRC-CANADA
    • B3463.13

Sound Test- Lab #AT001021C

Carpet
3/8" (10) Carpet Pad
1-1/2" (38) Lightweight Concrete Slab
5/8" (16) Plywood
Model ICW Isolator
3-1/2" (89) Fiberglass Insulation
2" (50) x 10" (254) Floor Joists 16" (406) OC
Drywall Furring Channel
2 Layers 5/8" (16) Drywall

  • KINETICS NOISE CONTROL PRODUCTS:
    • ICW
  • ACOUSTICAL RATINGS:
    • STC 73
    • IIC 89
  • TESTING AGENCY & REPORT NUMBER:
    • NRC-CANADA
    • B3463.14

Sound Test- Field #AT001087B

Hardwood Floor Over Vapor Barrier Underlayment
2 Layers Existing 1" (25) x 6" (152) Wood Subfloor
6" (152) Fiberglass Insulation
2" (50) x 10" (254) Floor Joists 16" (406) OC
1 Layers 1/2" (13) Type X Gypsum Board

  • KINETICS NOISE CONTROL PRODUCTS:
    • None
  • ACOUSTICAL RATINGS:
    • FSTC 31
    • FIIC 27

Sound Test- Field #AT001099A

3/4" Wood Flooring
3/4" Wood Subflooring
3" x 14" Wood Joist Supported on 15" x 15" Exposed Wood Beams

  • KINETICS NOISE CONTROL PRODUCTS:
    • None
  • ACOUSTICAL RATINGS:
    • NIC 28
    • FIIC 22
  • TESTING AGENCY & REPORT NUMBER:
    • METROPOLITAN ACOUSTICS
    • DATED: APRIL 29, 2013

Sound Test- Field #AT001099B

3/4" Wood Flooring
3/4" Wood Subflooring
3" x 14" Wood Joist Supported on 15" x 15" Exposed Wood Beams
Attachment to Wood Joist
Kinetics ICW Isolator
Cold Rolled Channel
3-1/2" (89) Fiberglass Insulation
Drywall Furring Channel
2 Layers 5/8" (16) Drywall

  • KINETICS NOISE CONTROL PRODUCTS:
    • ICW
  • ACOUSTICAL RATINGS:
    • NIC 49
    • FIIC 51
  • TESTING AGENCY & REPORT NUMBER:
    • METROPOLITAN ACOUSTICS
    • DATED: APRIL 29, 2013

UL Fire Resistance Ratings

Design No. L581 Framing Members (Login Required)
Framing Members Certified by UL for Canada (Login Required)
Floor/Ceiling Assembly using various structural wood and wood/steel members. See Item 6 in listing. Use two (2) layers gypsum board for superior sound control and 1-hour unrestrained assembly rating.



Submittal Documents


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Testing


STC/IIC Sound Test Data

  • Sound Test- Lab #AT001028
  • 5/16" (8) Wood Floor
  • 5/8" (16) Plywood
  • Model ICW Isolator
  • 3-1/2" (89) Fiberglass Insulation
  • 2" (50) x 10" (254) Floor Joists 16" (406) OC
  • Drywall Furring Channel
  • 2 Layers 5/8" (16) Drywall

STC/IIC Sound Test Data

  • Sound Test- Lab #AT001021A
  • 3/8" (10) Wood Floor
  • 1-1/2" (38) Lightweight Concrete Slab
  • 5/8" (16) Plywood
  • 3-1/2" (89) Fiberglass Insulation
  • 2" (50) x 10" (254) Floor Joists 16" (406) OC
  • 2 Layers 5/8" (16) Drywall

STC/IIC Sound Test Data

  • Sound Test- Lab #AT001021B
  • 3/8" (10) Wood Floor
  • 1-1/2" (38) Lightweight Concrete Slab
  • 5/8" (16) Plywood
  • Model ICW Isolator
  • 3-1/2" (89) Fiberglass Insulation
  • 2" (50) x 10" (254) Floor Joists 16" (406) OC
  • Drywall Furring Channel
  • 2 Layers 5/8" (16) Drywall

STC/IIC Sound Test Data

  • Sound Test- Lab #AT001021C
  • Carpet
  • 3/8" (10) Carpet Pad
  • 1-1/2" (38) Lightweight Concrete Slab
  • 5/8" (16) Plywood
  • Model ICW Isolator
  • 3-1/2" (89) Fiberglass Insulation
  • 2" (50) x 10" (254) Floor Joists 16" (406) OC
  • Drywall Furring Channel
  • 2 Layers 5/8" (16) Drywall

STC/IIC Sound Test Data

  • Sound Test- Field #AT001087B
  • Hardwood Floor Over Vapor Barrier Underlayment
  • 2 Layers Existing 1" (25) x 6" (152) Wood Subfloor
  • 6" (152) Fiberglass Insulation
  • 2" (50) x 10" (254) Floor Joists 16" (406) OC
  • 1 Layers 1/2" (13) Type X Gypsum Board

STC/IIC Sound Test Data

  • Sound Test- Field #AT001099
  • 3/4" Wood Flooring
  • 3/4" Wood Subflooring
  • 3" x 14" Wood Joist Supported on 15" x 15" Exposed Wood Beams
  • Attachment to Wood Joist
  • Kinetics ICW Isolator
  • Cold Rolled Channel
  • 3-1/2" (89) Fiberglass Insulation
  • Drywall Furring Channel
  • 2 Layers 5/8" (16) Drywall

System Components


RESILIENT INTERFACE (CPT)

SEALANT


Drawings


Submittal Drawing

Engineered Wood I-Joist

Attachment to Wood I-Joist

Wood Truss

Attachment to Wood Truss

Isolated Ceiling Penetration

Ceiling Hanger At Perimeter


Additional Documents


DATA SHEET

SPECIFICATIONS

Installation Guidelines

Selection Guidelines

LEED

WARRANTY



Installation Guidelines


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IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ FIRST:
These suggested installation guidelines represent generally accepted procedures for successful installation of Kinetics Noise Control ICW Ceiling Hanger for ceiling system isolation. These suggestions may be followed, modified, or rejected by the owner, engineer, contractor, and/or their respective representative(s) since they, not Kinetics Noise Control, are responsible for planning and executing procedures appropriate to a specific application. Kinetics Noise Control reserves the right to alter these suggestions and encourages contact with the factory or its representatives to review any possible modification to these suggested guidelines prior to commencing installation.

    • 1. Installation of an isolated ceiling system that uses Kinetics Noise Control ICW Wood-Frame Ceiling Hangers requires following materials (as specified by others and purchased separately):
        • A. 1-1/2" x 1/2", 16-gauge cold-rolled channel.
        • B. 7/8" 20- to 25-gauge drywall furring channel.
        • C. Anchors for mounting into non-isolated wood-frame construction (e.g., joists, trusses).
        • D. 1/2" or 5/8" thick gypsum board (Type X).
        • E. Appropriate tools and equipment for installation.

If submittal drawings have been prepared for the installation, review drawings for completeness and accuracy; otherwise, refer to Selection Guidelines for selecting ceiling hangers.

    • 2. When ceiling height is to be maximized, it is important to be aware of which direction the joists supporting the structural floor above run. The grid must be oriented so that the cold-rolled steel channel member that is supported directly by the isolators runs parallel to these. Please note this can affect the basic arrangement of the isolators and thus their size and quantity. Mark grid pattern using the following criteria:
        • A. Isolators installed at the perimeter must be located not more than 12" from the edge of the isolated ceiling; maintain at least a three-inch clearance from the perimeter.
        • B. Isolators may be located up to 48" along the perimeter of the isolated ceiling.
        • C. Isolators mounted mid-room (i.e., those isolators not at the perimeter) may be located up to 48" on center each way (o.c.e.w.); mid-room isolators should be spaced evenly in each direction.

Submittal drawings, if provided, override general location guidelines provided above.

  • 3. Remove ICW Hangers from box. Confirm capacity of each isolator to ensure proper location in grid. If provided, shop drawings will identify location of specific hanger by capacity rating. After determining the direction the cold-roll channel will run (orientation is not important acoustically; refer to Step 2), locate the isolators on the grid. Anchor isolators to joists using appropriate fastener through the opening(s) on the hanger bracket. Slide cold-rolled channel through the channel clip on the leveling bolt. Position the cold-rolled channel to prevent contact at partition/wall/column or any other non-isolated structural component. Inter-connect ends of cold-rolled channel using appropriate practices for ceiling grid installation.
  • 4. Attach drywall furring channel to cold-rolled steel and inter-connect the ends of the furring channel using appropriate practices for ceiling grid installation. Furring channel cannot contact non-isolated structural components.
  • 5. After assembling the ceiling grid, check for levelness. By loosening or tightening the bottom nut of the leveling bolt/channel clip, the grid can be adjusted to level. Do not overly loosen. A minimum 1/4" of threaded rod should be exposed above the threaded spring cap.
  • 6. Install CPT perimeter interface at partitions/walls, columns, and around any non-isolated building components to create a 3/8" wide resilient layer that ensures the isolated ceiling remains decoupled from the non-isolated structure. As the gypsum board is attached to the grid, the springs will compress (1/2" to 1-1/4" nominally depending on spring capacity) allowing the ceiling system to lower into final position. Position the CPT to account for this change to final elevation. Trimming the CPT may be required following installation of the gypsum board. If an alternate method for ensuring that the isolated ceiling remains decoupled is employed (e.g., using resilient backer rod), be sure to maintain a 3/8" gap from non-isolated structural components.
  • 7. Install the gypsum board using accepted practices for attaching to the grid system. Be certain to maintain a 3/8" gap between non-isolated structural components and the isolated ceiling to ensure that the gypsum board does not contact any non-isolated structural components. Do not allow gypsum board to rest on top edge of CPT; it should abut the perimeter isolation board. Do not allow the CPT to become compressed against the non-isolated structure. In some cases, additional adjustment of the gypsum board may be necessary to achieve levelness, consult factory for procedures.
  • 8. Trim CPT as required and caulk gap using a resilient, non-hardening caulk.


Design Guidelines


Selection Guidelines


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  • IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ FIRST:
    These suggested selection guidelines represent generally accepted procedures for properly selecting Kinetics Noise Control ICW Wood-Frame Ceiling Hanger for ceiling system isolation. These suggestions may be followed, modified, or rejected by the owner, engineer, contractor, and/or their respective representative(s) since they, not Kinetics Noise Control, are responsible for planning and executing procedures appropriate to a specific application. Kinetics Noise Control reserves the right to alter these suggestions and encourages contact with the factory or its representatives to review any possible modification to these suggested guidelines prior to commencing selection.

    • 1. Define ceiling area being isolated and sketch a layout showing the ceiling hanger locations per the following criteria (refer to layout diagram):
      1. Isolators installed at the perimeter must be located not more than 12" from the edge of the isolated ceiling; maintain at least a three-inch clearance from the perimeter.
      2. Isolators may be located up to 48" along the perimeter of the isolated ceiling.
      3. Isolators mounted mid-room (i.e., those isolators not at the perimeter) may be located up to 48" on center each way (o.c.e.w.).
      4. When ceiling height is to be maximized, it is important to be aware of which direction the joists supporting the structural floor above run. The grid must be oriented so that the cold-rolled steel channel member that is supported directly by the isolators runs parallel to these. Please note this can affect the basic arrangement of the isolators and thus their size and quantity.
      5. Many room configurations will require non-conventional placement of isolation hangers to support the gypsum board ceiling (i.e., every isolated ceiling cannot be laid out in even rows in each direction). Consideration must be given to supporting the gypsum board ceiling adequately; this may require unique spacing arrangements to accommodate installation of the ceiling grid.
    • 2. Once spacing of the ceiling hangers is determined and sketched, three (3) general areas of the ceiling require load calculations: mid-room, along the perimeter, and in the corners. The total number of calculations required depends on how varied the spacing of the hangers is in each of these areas.
    • 3. Determine the total weight of the layers of gypsum wallboard and ceiling grid components being supported by the isolation hangers. The chart below is useful in determining common weights for materials used in isolated ceiling construction:
    Building Material Weight (psf):
    R11 (3-1/2" Fiberglass Batt) 0.50
    1-1/2" CRC and 7/8" DWF 0.50
    1/2" Gypsum Board (Type X) 1.90
    5/8" Gypsum Board (Type X) 2.33
    • 4. Additional items such as lights or a lay-in tile ceiling may be suspended from the gypsum board/ceiling grid assembly. The weight of these items needs to be considered when determining the appropriate number/capacity of hangers required.
    • 5. Calculate load at each hanger location:
      • ______lbs./hanger = Total psf of ceiling materials x SF area carried by each hanger
      • Where, psf = pounds per square foot
      • SF = square feet
    • 6. Select appropriate hanger for each location from chart below. Designated model numbers indicate the load at which the isolator deflects one-inch (1") (nominal). Every hanger has at least a 50% overload capacity; it is possible to slightly exceed the maximum capacity shown in the chart below:
    Model Spring Color Capacity Range (lbs.) Deflection Range (in.)
    12 Silver 6-12 0.50-1.00
    18 Yellow 9-18 0.50-1.00
    24 Blue 12-24 0.50-1.00
    30 Pink 15-30 0.50-1.00
    37 White 19-37 0.50-1.00
    50 Green 25-50 0.50-1.00
    75 Black 38-75 0.50-1.00
    100 Gray 50-100 0.50-1.00
    150 Red 75-150 0.50-1.00
    210 Brown 105-210 0.50-1.00

UL L581 Assembly Types


Design No. L581 Framing Members (Login Required)
Framing Members Certified by UL for Canada (Login Required)
Floor/Ceiling Assembly using various structural wood and wood/steel members. See Item 6 in listing. Use two (2) layers gypsum board for superior sound control and 1-hour unrestrained assembly rating.

 
 

ICW is engineered for acoustical performance, range of capacities, and easy installation. One-inch deflection spring coils help improve transmission loss across a wide frequency range. Multiple spring coil capacities are available to help maximize hanger spacing so that the ceiling is level following installation. ICW’s sturdy hanger bracket aids installation as it holds the spring in place while fastening gypsum board to the grid system. Further, ICW’s channel clip secures standard, 16-guage cold-rolled-channel (CRC) and allows for leveling the ceiling grid system (CRC and 7/8-inch drywall furring channel, typically). And ICW also makes designing one-hour fire-rated assemblies easy. A single UL design number covers construction using dimensional wood joists, engineered wood I-beams, or open (parallel chord) trusses.

  • Channel clip assembly integrates CRC/drywall furring channel grid system and can handle capacities up to 210-pounds.
  • Leveling gypsum board framing grid is easy with channel clip assembly.
  • Single fastener installation.
  • Multiple spring capacities.
  • UL Design L581 covers one-hour rating for multiple structural framing members. Ask Kinetics for CAD details to help you with your design.