door frames with metal studs

Old 02-26-01, 05:33 AM
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Im framing an interior door (non load bearing) with metal it necessary to butt a jack stud next to the king stud (as one would with wooden frames)?
Old 02-26-01, 11:01 AM
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The following is from the American Iron and Steel Institute document "BUILDERS' STEEL STUD GUIDE'

When framing a door opening in a nonloadbearing wall:
Turn the jamb studs so that the solid portion of the web faces the opening. This provides a flat surface on which to fasten a jamb.
Let the bottom track run continuous through the opening until after the wall is in place. This will help keep the opening square.
For the head of the opening, use a piece of 18- or 27-mil track cut two inches longer than the opening.
With aviation snips, cut the radius (corner) between the flange and web of the track one inch.
Bend the web towards the flanges with your three-inch seamers (this is called coping the flange).
Place the track at the height of your opening and fasten to the jamb studs with one screw in each flange on each side. Install trimmer studs as necessary for gypsumboard layout.
When framing an opening you may attach the door directly to the steel studs with screws or install a wood trimmer around the openings. Be sure to leave additional space in the opening if you choose to install a wood trimmer.

Hope this helps.
Old 02-26-01, 08:26 PM
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Smile metal studs

thanks 'Torch' .... I had also read that section and it didn't answer my question.....the jamb stud referred to in the answer is clear, but should that jamb stud be butted against a king stud also? Thanks for any help.
Old 02-28-01, 12:07 PM
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yes you should run a double stud to stiffin up the opening
so when the door is opend and closed it will not shake the hole house. scre them together. If you are going to istall a wood door frame and trim it helps to have a wood jack stud to nail the trim to...Good Luck
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wood jack stud does help..

I framed two basements using steel studs. I used a wood 2x4 jack stud in both basements.

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