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Old 11-18-2010, 10:31 PM   #1
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Anchoring to steel studs


Im trying to anchor a 4x4 aprox. 8' long to steel studs but also need it to look professional and have minimal bulk, for instance if there was some sort of red head or hilti bolt make for anchoring into steel studs, and i need it to withstand quite a bit of weight, any ideas on how to anchor into the steel studs

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Well the only way I would do it would be either using 1/2'' dia. carriage bolts or through bolts with nuts and washers.

1) Drill a 5/8'' hole into the steel studs aprox 16'' o/c

2) Place the 4x4 next to the stud, clamp it and drill through the steel stud and 4x4 with 5/8'' bit.

3) place either the carriage bolt or through bolt through the hole and tighten with nut and washer.

4) Thats the way we do it.

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What gauge are the steel studs? What do you mean by having to hold a lot of weight? If these are the studs used for sheetrock walls, you may have an issue with the steel stud support failing.
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What gauge are the steel studs? What do you mean by having to hold a lot of weight? If these are the studs used for sheetrock walls, you may have an issue with the steel stud support failing.
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Steel stud framing that I've worked with in some places is just about strong enough to hold up it's drywall, 'n Little More...
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The proper way would be to put wood blocking between the studs and fasten to the wood, NOT the metal studs (especially since they're likely a light, non-load bearing gauge).
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Metal studs are the perfect application for toggle bolts.

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