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DK75 01-23-2006 08:32 AM

Stud mounting on Aluminum studs
 
I ran into this recently while hanging small cabinets, shelves, etc. I suspect there are aluminum channel studs behind the walls as opposed to wood 2x4's. Is there a preferred method to screwing into these aluminum studs for maximum holding strength?

a1steelbuildings 02-14-2006 01:01 PM

when dealing with metal studs you should try to avoid smooth connections as they can slide out. also some p[eople prefer to use adhesives instead of a fastener.

Darylh 02-17-2006 08:24 AM

I would just use Metal screws and pre drill


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