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Constructing a metal stud wall

Posted by Thomas M on December 30th, 1998 11:43 PM
In reply to How to Metal Studs? by John on December 30th, 1998 05:12 PM [Go to top of thread]

Hi john,

Here goes: Layout your wall/walls on the floor and snap lines accordingly to mark edges of your track.Then get out the old plum bob and transfer the lines to your ceiling.Cut your tracks and mark them for stud locations.Run a bead of construction adhesive on the subfloor and anchor your track(if your installing to concrete you can use cut-nails but it's a headache,if you know anyone who has a hilti gun borrow it man,save yourself some work!)Then fasten your ceiling track along your snapped lines.Now here is where the job flies.Cut your studs 1/4 shorter than height of new wall.(Speed tip-if stud length is relatively similar clamp your studs to sawhorses and cut a few together w/ abrasive cutoff blade on your circ saw-just be careful)Then install your studs to the marks w/teks screws-little self tapping screws w/cut edge up(It keeps holes aligned if your interested in running elec).And then you can use standard kraft faced insulation for 16 inch spacing.Much easier w/metal studs because you don't staple them in.

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