Running pipe through metal studs

Old 07-17-06, 04:07 PM
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Running pipe through metal studs

I am finishing my basement and am using metal studs for the framing. The plumber I hired has requested I change the metal to wood in the area where he needs to run his pipes (vent, waste, etc.). His reason is that it is easier for him to cut through wood studs than metal.

Anyone ever heard of this? I'd rather not change the metal since they're already up.

Old 07-17-06, 04:21 PM
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Plumber is correct. It is EASIER to cut through the wood studs. Did he bid this job or just walk into it? It is his "problem" to cut the metal studs. I would not replace them nor would I ask my customers to do this. He also needs to install backer boards for any fixtures you will be installing, such as wall hung sinks. You may also want to consider the backerboards for anything heavy you may be contemplating installing later such as mirrors. Good luck.
Old 07-20-06, 10:05 PM
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Get a hole saw & offer to drill the holes for the plumber.

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