Ductwork Frame 2x2 vs 2x4?


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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?
 
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Old 06-21-15, 01:13 PM
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Can you explain further? Do you want to enclose ductwork in a soffit?
 
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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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