Metal Studs for Framing in HVAC Ducts

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  1. MichaelBran

    MichaelBran Auditioning

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    Guys,
    I am building my HT now and was thinking of using metal studs to frame in the HVAC ducts around the room to make a tray ceiling. My question is do metal studs cause a problem when it comes to sound in the room? I am worried about a tin type of sound.
     
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    That won’t be a problem. There might be problems with rattling and buzzing, however. Just make sure everything is good and tight, and perhaps use some sort of sealant between metal-to-metal contact points to act as an insulator.

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    I haven't heard too much difference. One store I worked at that sold high end stuff had metal studs
     
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    we built a soffit using metal studs as well, and I haven't noticed any 'tin' sound or buzzing.

    For fire-code reasons we did have to seal the ceiling within the soffit area, and I used a spray foam to fill the gaps. Just something you may have to keep in mind.
     

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