Steel stud framing - what to do along wall?

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chriskzoo
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Steel stud framing - what to do along wall?

Post by chriskzoo » Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:29 pm

When you are framing with steel studs along a wall where you cannot reach around to put a screw into the back side, what are you supposed to do? Are you only supposed to screw the front of the stud into the track or do you need to also get a crimping tool to get to the back in some way?

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Re: Steel stud framing - what to do along wall?

Post by A. Spruce » Sun Sep 08, 2019 10:10 pm

I would run the screw from the inside of the stud out through the track.
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Re: Steel stud framing - what to do along wall?

Post by Clarence » Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:50 am

What guage studs are you using.
One screw should be just fine.
If you want to insure the studs don't move install bridging @ the lowest point & the highest point bridging can be either 3/4" or 1-1/2" cold rolled channel.

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Re: Steel stud framing - what to do along wall?

Post by chriskzoo » Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:11 am

Will be standard 25G studs.

I'll just try and run a screw out the back, thanks!

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