How to Work with Metal or Steel Framing

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Hold the track on edge and snip through the sides/legs first to begin cutting the channels to the correct length for the wall frame you are constructing.

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How to Work with Metal or Steel Framing:

How to Work with Metal or Steel Framing www.phoenixmetal.com.au

Basic installation instruction -1:

Basic installation instruction -1 Hold the track on edge and snip through the sides/legs first to begin cutting the channels to the correct length for the wall frame you are constructing. The cut metal edges may be sharp, so wear leather gloves to avoid nicks and cuts.

Basic installation instruction -2:

Rotate the track with the severed sides/legs upward and let the unsupported weight of the scrap end drop and bend the face of the channel back on itself. Basic installation instruction -2

Basic installation instruction-3:

Finish severing the two pieces of track along the bend with the metal snips while squeezing the sides/legs together with one hand and cutting with the other. Basic installation instruction-3

Basic installation instruction -4:

Attach the length of track to a wooden base or subfloor with drywall screws. You can also assemble the wall frame with it lying flat on the floor, stand it upright in position, and then anchor it to the floor. Basic installation instruction -4

Basic installation instruction -5:

Insert the metal studs into the channel, sliding them into position and observing building codes for spacing. Avoid making an obstacle of the installed studs. Work from the middle outward to both ends of the channel or ensure that you slide each successive stud into the track from the same end of the channel. Basic installation instruction -5

Basic installation instruction - 6:

Secure the studs with short pan-head screws with self-drilling tips. Drive them through the outside of the channel into the side of the studs. Basic installation instruction - 6

Basic installation instruction-7:

Set the top track over the secured studs and drive pan-head screws through each to secure them at the upper end. Basic installation instruction-7

Basic installation instruction -8:

Insert large plastic grommets into the pre-punched holes in the studs to facilitate running electrical wiring and protecting it from nicks and cuts. Basic installation instruction -8

Basic installation instruction -9:

Apply drywall in much the same way as conventional framing, but use special screws with finer threads designed to pierce the metal studs. Basic installation instruction -9

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