Drywall screws to secure metal boxes to studs/joists


Old 03-07-11, 03:33 PM
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Drywall screws to secure metal boxes to studs/joists

Is there any reason why I can't use drywall screws to secure metal boxes to studs/joists? I have used them in the past since I kind of use drywall screws as my jack of all trade screws, but I recently started questioning myself as to whether there might be something wrong with doing that and wasn't really sure what the answer was.
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Old 03-07-11, 04:17 PM
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As long as the box is secure I don't see any issues. You could also use Tek or sheet metal screws.
Old 03-07-11, 05:55 PM
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Inside on wood I use drywall or wood screws. Outside on wood I use deck screws. On masonry I use tapcons.

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