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Old 02-27-2010, 11:57 AM   #1
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I've recently finished my basement and was wondering if it is possible to mount regular device boxes for wood to steel studs. Ive got about 20 of these laying around and was wondering if there was a way i could use them?

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Old 02-27-2010, 12:12 PM   #2
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Are you asking about using plastic nail-on with metal studs?

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No their regular metal boxes without the brackets for metal studs. I was just trying to find out what kind of creative ideas people had to make these work with metal studs.
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Yeah you can but it may get a little more tricky. If your going on the closed side of the stud you just have to screw them on. If your on the open side you will have to put aother piece of stud to give you a solid surface to screw on.

In metal studs you need support on both sides of the box so you will have come up with someway to attach another stud to the other side of the box. SO when the drywal goes up the side away from the stud will not move back and forth.
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I had a few 2x4's laying around and cut out a few blocks and put them on the inside of the stud and screwed the device box through the closed side of the metal stud and into the block of wood on the inside of the metal stud. Should that work? It looks good and sturdy.
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I had a few 2x4's laying around and cut out a few blocks and put them on the inside of the stud and screwed the device box through the closed side of the metal stud and into the block of wood on the inside of the metal stud. Should that work? It looks good and sturdy.
It's a perfect idea! Good and sturdy and easier/safer than cutting metal studs.
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Alright guys thanks for the input.

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