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Old 02-11-2011, 09:26 PM   #1
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Install Smurf, Steel Studs And Painters Done :/


Whats a quick and less intrusive way to install smurf in steel stud framing? I just got a change order today. Sheetrock and paint already done but I have to add drops in about 15 rooms. It's f'd up...

I plan on cutting sheetock about 1' high (maybe less) to make a horizontal path. Then punch studs with a greenlee 709 punch 7/8 to pull 1/2 smurf
My studs are 25g, is there a smaller punch? or something for holes in studs so I dont have to remove all that drywall? that won't beat the studs up and make nail pops?

Is there a less destructive way to do this?
not to mention the stuff I gotta saw concrete for. I got to knock this out this weekend.
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Old 02-11-2011, 09:31 PM   #2
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Re: Install Smurf, Steel Studs And Painters Done :/


Cutting a 2" slot in drywall is, to a drywaller, the same as cutting a 10" slot in drywall.

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how about if I just bash it out with my framer? that would be faster than cutting it.
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That's the idea I like on this.
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this went pretty good actually, I located the studs then measured down to find existing holes, then used 4" holesaw and glo rod to fish smurf thru. I got so I could do 1 4" hole in each office. Sheetrocker was happy with the round holes.

a few walls (outside wall 2" studs on masonry) did have to be trench cut but I went below the baseboard except where there were 2 or more 90's then I would cut up the wall for 2 smurf sweeps and put in a mudring.
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