Insulating between metal studs

Old 09-02-01, 05:14 PM
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I have a whirlpool washer model la6800xmwo belt drive.
It is on a cement floor in my basement, check out it is level. I even opened up the top and checked it out. Did a small load with 3 shop rags in it. It fill up fine but at spin time the basket goes all over the place and hits the back on the unit. That is where the bang noise comes from that you can hear all through the house.

1)I replaced the rear feat 3 months ago , it is level.
2)Cleaned up the snubber and bent it so it put more tension on plate.
3)inspected the rod suspension. All look in good moving condidtion.

What else could be doing this ?
Old 12-26-01, 05:17 AM
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Question Insulating between metal studs

Any ideas on securing insulation between metal studs? I can't really staple.
Old 12-26-01, 03:33 PM
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KLK, I assume you are installing fiberglass batts between the metal studs. These are 'friction fit' into place, since stapling is out of the question. You may find a roll of duct tape to be useful to keep the batts in place until the sheetrock is installed to keep everything in its place.
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There is a particular insulation made for metal stud walls. It is a full 16" wide so that it can be friction fit between metal studs on 16" centers (standard insulation is only 15" wide to squeeze between wood studs on 16" centers). The 16" insulation (I used Johns-Manville) tucks right into the "C" of the studs and will stay in place without other support.

I did find that the 16" insulation is hard to find. You will probably need to get it at a building supply house rather than at a home center. Look for a supply house that sells materials for commercial construction (Johns-Manville calls their 16" insulation "commercial") since metal studs are still mainly used in commercial applications.

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