|Forum topic by composermark||posted 10-08-2015 03:44 PM||601 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
10-08-2015 03:44 PM
Sorry this is my first post – so if I’m doing something wrong, I apologize and will learn.
So I’m trying to mount some acoustical panels on the ceiling in a tower block condo. Ceiling and floors concrete – but I’m not too clear on the structure between units. Anyway, we own, but I’m really hoping to avoid drilling into the ceiling to mount hooks – in case it is as complicated as I imagine.
However the walls are drywall with studs. So my idea is to run two tensioned cables between two sides of the room – anchored through the studs. And then suspend these 3-4 panels (at weight 10lbs each).
So I figure each anchor/stud (4 of them) would have to support at least 20lbs lateral or vector force.
I know studs can take the static weight of large TV screens – even ones that are on extendable arms. So I imagine this realatively small force won’t present a problem. So long as I promise not to swing on the cables.
But I appreciate if anyone can see this solution for suspending some acoustic panels might be a bad idea for some reason.
Oh, it’s a 9 foot ceiling in case you were wondering.
-- Mark, Los Angeles.