Ductwork Frame 2x2 vs 2x4?

Old 06-21-15, 01:01 PM
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Ductwork Frame 2x2 vs 2x4?

Which one should I use?

2x2 means less cost and easy of handling. But since it is more flimsy and less interfacing surface area, does that mean screws rather than nails?

what would you recommend?
Old 06-21-15, 01:13 PM
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Can you explain further? Do you want to enclose ductwork in a soffit?
Old 06-21-15, 05:08 PM
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If you are planning on boxing ductwork, a 2x4 turned on its side will only reveal the 1 1/2" depth. Cost less?? Not really that much. Ease of handling, not by a long shot, because you said in your next sentence they will be flimsy. I would use screws no matter what.

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