metal studs

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  1. Ian Gills

    Ian Gills Senior Robin Hood Guy

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    Well, I am almost finished framing the outside walls.

    Soon, I will need to start framing around metal joists and other obstructions.

    Can I use the narrow metal studs to make soffits?
  2. GabeS

    GabeS Remodel Contractor

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    yes. There are perfect for that purpose. I use 2x2 metal studs for soffits all the time. Support them nicely though or use track whick is sturdier.
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    GabeS Remodel Contractor

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    If you get creative, there is a whole lot you can do with metal studs and tracks. Everytime I see someone different working with the material, they are always doing something with the track that I haven't seen before. It's pretty amazing.
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    Ian Gills Senior Robin Hood Guy

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    Thanks GabeS. Perfect timing, because I am just about to pop out and buy some now!
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    GabeS Remodel Contractor

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    don't forget to buy some zippy screws. :)
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    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    screws

    Also known as "assembly screws".
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    GabeS Remodel Contractor

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    Probably more people know them as zippy screws.
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