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Old 01-23-2006, 08:32 AM   #1
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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?

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Stud mounting on Aluminum studs


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.

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I would just use Metal screws and pre drill
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