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Old 03-28-2010, 08:09 PM   #21
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. For the doors, we will probably make the r.o. 3" wider and 1.5" taller and line with wood studs or some type of timberstrand or lsl stud
Yup, that's how we dod it
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Old 03-28-2010, 10:18 PM   #22
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I found this thread interesting, I worked for a builder who only built steep homes and he would always put plywood so you could nail on the trim.

I just tried my 18 gauge nailer and it sinks them into the thin metal studs just great.

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I can take a 12 box and nail it to a wood stud in about 4 seconds. A steel stud need a $1.18 box, and a screw gun and two screws to install it.
Wow, set me up with your supplier because I'm paying way too much for my boxes. I get my bushings for a little less about 20 bucks a bag/100 what kind do you use?



Almost all electrical I see in the world of steel is BX, when you factor the material and labour of bushings, straps and screws its probably cheaper and easier to get a roll of BX and some galvanized tie wire.
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The plan calls for 25ga studs. These seem like they would want to "roll" when trying to install drywall screws. Is there a certain gage or type/mfgr of metal studs that works better than others? A few years ago we did a basement with metal studs, but I believe they were heavier than 25ga. I'm sure there is a happy medium between cost and ease of use.

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metal studs have their place just finished a hospital job, i used 1000 PCs of dan backing made by Dietrich stud manufacturing ,it comes with 4 PCs of backing put to gather and enter locks on metal studs it is really fast
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That danback stuff is pretty neat but it looks like it might add a good chunk to the cost a project.

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Most of the time I see them use a roll of sheet metal maybe 8-12" wide. Roll it out, throw a couple of screws into each stud, then drywall right over it.
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BK, in this side of cali they love flat strap for backing. Its way more efficient then that danback stuff if you are screwing hand rails and stuff like that to the wall but not so great for nailing.

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