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Old 03-07-2012, 04:32 PM   #1
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how do I start? I am familiar with building wood frame walls and tipping them up. Thanks.

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Old 03-07-2012, 05:29 PM   #2
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snap your line along the floor,
attach track to floor(wood screw for wood, tapcon for concrete, or powder hilti/ramset gun),
measure your height on either end and cut your 2 end studs a little short like 1/4-1/2",
screw studs to bottom track.
now slide the top track over the studs and screw them to the top track,
throw a level on each stud
attach top track to roof
cut and screw in other studs.

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Also add fire blocking to meet your local code.
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snap your line along the floor,
attach track to floor(wood screw for wood, tapcon for concrete, or powder hilti/ramset gun),
measure your height on either end and cut your 2 end studs a little short like 1/4-1/2",
screw studs to bottom track.
now slide the top track over the studs and screw them to the top track,
throw a level on each stud
attach top track to roof
cut and screw in other studs.

for steel stud, all studs get cut 1/2" short for fire code, if a fire does occur the steel must be allowed space to expand with the extra heat

for attaching hte top plate. first rent a laser level that shoots a plumb line.. strike the line on the floor and ceiling, attach the track to the floor and ceiling. now fill the studs in.. plumb the first one and mark your 16" on centres from that. .unlike with wood framing where you offset the stud by 3/4" simply mark 16, 32, 48 and center the stud on the mark. steel stud's arent 1 -1/2 their closer to 1 1/4"
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Anyone care to confirm size and spacing ?
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i didnt know the 1/2" was for fire code, it was just the way i was shown how to do it. and yes a laser level does wonders i just assumed the average guy wouldnt have one. and what are you looking for? actual size of the studs?
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Anyone care to confirm size and spacing ?
it would help to know what this wall will bee supporting as well as what is supporting the wall?
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how do I start? I am familiar with building wood frame walls and tipping them up. Thanks.
you've never said! what are you attaching wall to? ceiling and floor?
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I'm on the same boat, I want to learn how to install drywall for my new house. Since I live in Brazil, people here uses primarily brick for walls, and drywall is just getting its space here in the last decades. I quite new to DIY in house construction, I worked mostly with wood, electricity and electronics.

One thing that is troubling me is how to fasten the runners, do I have to use a powder fastener or can I use a regular drill, screw and plug for concrete floors (in Brazil that is the norm, no wood floor here).

Also, how to fix the top runners in cases here I have a concrete beam on the way? Do I just fix it over (actually below) the beam?
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powder gun from like hilti or ramset and blast it to the track to the floor is the quickest. you can tapcon it but it takes alot longer. you can shoot the ramset into steel, the nail will basically weld itself to the steel.
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it would help to know what this wall will bee supporting as well as what is supporting the wall?

the only way this wall can be supporting anything is if its heavy gauge structural steel.. i highly doubt that it is... prob just light gauge which means its nothing more than a curtain wall
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powder gun from like hilti or ramset and blast it to the track to the floor is the quickest. you can tapcon it but it takes alot longer. you can shoot the ramset into steel, the nail will basically weld itself to the steel.
The problem with using a powder gun is that it requires a special license to use, and besides that it's very hard to find a gun and the pins for it in my area. That's why I want to know if it is doable with other techniques.
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who says you need a special license for powder gun
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In Brazil you need a license to work with it (and even to buy the .22 cartridges), at least that's what I heard... also, a gun cost about 2500 dollars here. Kind of expensive for a one-time DIY use (I don't plan on change the wall of my house)...

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ok got you why do you spell brasil wrong if you are from there

there are also other ways gas powered made by hilti, track fast,and powers fasteners

there is also another using nitro cells called nitro set which works great in real hard concrete

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