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Old 07-08-2012, 08:16 PM   #1
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Hanging drywall on 18 gauge metal studs


What type screws should(pls provide brand) I use to hang drywall on 18 gauge and should I purchase a special drywall screw gun for this task?

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Old 07-08-2012, 08:34 PM   #2
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Hanging drywall on 18 gauge metal studs


fine threaded 1 1/4" drywall screws are for metal studs. a drywall drill (screw gun) 4,500 rpm can be found at any home improvement store. The trick with the screw gun is to set the tip (nose) so that the screw just barely penetrates the drywall paper but not to much, you can set the screw depth with the nose of the screw gun.

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Hanging drywall on 18 gauge metal studs


with that heavy of gauge stud, i think you will need self tapping screws available where you got the studs.
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