Metal stud framing question


Old 09-14-04, 07:28 PM
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Metal stud framing question

Can you attach the bottom metal plate directly to the basement floor or should a PT 2 x 4 go down first?
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Old 09-14-04, 08:26 PM
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Directly to the floor.
Old 09-17-04, 09:35 AM
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Some people put 2x4s down first then the metal channel on top of it, so you have something to nail the trim boards into. I think I would skip the wood and use trim screws though....
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Another option. I've attached metal channels directly to the floor and then attached a 2x4 inside the channels to nail trim work to. Works well, but may take a little longer than using trim screws. I've got a brad nailer, so I opted for using wood inside.

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