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  1. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I live in south florida house is made of block. redoing the bathroom and two of the walls will be block, i would like to use 20gauge metal studs to frame it out to make it easier (at least i think this would be easier), but not sure if it's ok to hang du rock, thin set and tile on the metal...
  2. Building & Construction
    Another question regarding metal studs. My garage walls have 2x6x10' non-load bearing metal studs spaced at 24". I'd like to build a lumber storage system onto the wall and the research I've done suggests the studs alone won't handle that kind of weight. I've been tossing around two ideas...
  3. Remodeling
    Not sure this is the right place for this so if it's not, apologies. Bought a steel frame constructed house and we're having serious issues with noise transmission. My end goal is to be able to run saws in the garage and not have them be heard in the adjoining master bedroom. Currently, you...
  4. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    As I've expected all of my bathroom's interior wall studs are metal (aluminum?) They seem pretty flimsy and are holding what seems to be a Greenboard in most of the areas (the house was built in 1997). The only exception was the tub surround where I've had about 2 feet of cement board: My...
  5. Building & Construction
    My bath is in an old apt complex converted to condos. The exterior wall was actually strips of metal covered with metal lath and plaster. The last contractor tried to go over the strips of metal with metal studs. At first I thought it was pretty solid. But after close inspection it's not that...
  6. Carpentry
    1st time user of metal studs hung drywall but inside corners are flimsy what can I do to fix aside from pulling drywall?
  7. Tools
    I am framing a basement with metal studs (25 gauge). I chose metal because I have to work alone, and have no experience with a saw. Thus far, I have all the metal studs plum, and the frame of the room is what I want. The issue I have is that when I go to hang the 1/2 inch drywall, with fine...
  8. Building & Construction
    I have a 20-yr old home. Construction is EFIS over metal studs. I'm planning on removing EFIS and replacing with conventional plywood, TYVEK, Paper, Lath and Stucco. Many holes in EFIS system, the latest were from the previous owner's shoddy installation of shutter track without using a...
  9. Interior Decorating
    I'm installing a set of coat hooks (cedar wood) into drywall with steel studs. Do I need to drill directly into the metal studs in order to support the weight of the coats? The package came with drywall anchors, not sure if that's a good idea.
  10. Building & Construction
    I have a metal building that has horizontal supports at 3' and 7' from the floor. These supports are 8" wide and have a reverse bend on the front that goes back 1/4" to 3/8". I want to put in metal studs and not come out from the wall another 4" for stud width. This would effectily place my...
  11. Carpentry
    I just started to put up some shelves and already purchased toggle bolts expecting to anchor to hollow wall. I ended up being able to space out everything to the studs (good right?). But, my studs are metal (:()) ... Will these anchors still work? As long as I can drill a 1/2" hole into the...
  12. Building & Construction
    I recently bought a 40-in. flat screen TV, only to find I have metal studs spaced 24-inches apart in my wall. The TV itself only weighs about 29 lbs. (the wall mount about 3-4 lbs.), but am unsure whether it is a smart idea to bolt the mount into the metal studs. It's an interior wall and the...
  13. Remodeling
    Im having to construct a wall with a door using metal studs. I understand how to use the metal studs but my problem is I have no overhead support. Wall is 13' wide x 10' high. A suspended ceiling is directly overhead. By running a top plate the entire 13' span, will I have enough support so the...
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