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Steel studs are great!

Posted by BobF on February 10th, 2000 08:34 AM
In reply to Metal vs wood.. by Ed Parker on February 9th, 2000 12:14 PM [Go to top of thread]

I used steel in my basement and my bro-in-law's basement. Its a great material. Attaching insulation was easy! Friction does most of the work. Where needed, a can of spray adhesive took care of it.

If you know where you want shelving/cabinets you have two options. The first is to use a c-channel (the bottom track) screwed horizontally across several studs or use wood 2x4 in that spot. Wood 2x4's fit into the c-channels and are attached at top and bottom with a #6 1-1/4" fine thread drywall screw. I used wood for the rough openeings of my doors.

My studs do not "radiate cold". In fact, the basement is very warm. With insulated walls and carpeting over an 8-lb pad, my winter heating bills are down 20%.

More questions - feel free to email me.

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