Why Choose Dietrich Steel Studs Over Wood Studs? Steel studs won 9t warp, shrink, split or twist. So your walls are straighter, stronger, won 9t develop nail pops or cracks from shifting or settling over time.
Unlike wood, Dietrich Steel Studs are noncombustible and won 9t harbor insects or vermin. Dietrich Steel Studs also are made with pre- punched holes for running plumbing and electrical wiring, saving you time, money and effort. Plus, Dietrich nonload- bearing studs are lightweight and can be easily removed, altered and relocated.
Planning, Purchasing and Installation Guide for Do-It-Yourself Wall Partitions Basements " Family Rooms " Closets " Home Offices Easy Installation Pre-Punched For Wiring Cost Competitive Fireproof Termite Proof Straighter Walls Won 9t Mold or Rot Easy Installation Pre-Punched For Wiring Cost Competitive Fireproof Termite Proof Straighter Walls Won 9t Mold or Rot Plan Your Project 1. Measuring: Using a tape measure, determine the dimensions of the existing space as well as the lengths of your new walls. It is a good idea to plot those dimen- sions on grid paper (1square=1foot) so that you have a top view of the project.
Mark the wall dimensions on your drawing. 2. Stud Spacing: Space the studs either 12 ... more. less.
d, 16 d or 24 d on center.<br><br> Note allowable wall height table below. 3. Number of Studs: Based on spacing requirements, divide the wall length by 1 (12 d o.c.), 1.3 (16 d o.c.) or 2 (24 d o.c.) to figure the number of studs needed.<br><br> Add one more stud for each corner. 4. Number of Track Sections: Multiply the total lineal feet of wall by 2 to figure the amount of track needed for floor and ceiling runners.<br><br> Track is sold in 10 9 lengths and may need to be cut per wall. Allowable Wall Heights (L/240 deflection, 5 PSF) SizeStud Spacing12 d16 d24 d (in.)CodeGage(ft.-in.) 1-5/8STN257-107-16-2 2-1/2STN2510-109-108-6 3-5/8STN2514-413-011-5 NOTES: 1. Listed limiting heights are based on moment with a 1/3 stress increase, shear, and deflection computed with lxeff.<br><br> 2. Deflection calculations for limiting heights are based on Procedure 1 of UBC 27-9. 3.<br><br> Limiting heights can be used vertically or horizontally as long as both stud flanges are fully braced by sheathing material. 4. Drywall studs not intended for exterior or load bearing applications.<br><br> Basic Dietrich Framing Detail Typical Interior Nonload-Bearing Wall Material Check List DescriptionWhere and what to useQty. to buy Track Secure to ceiling and floor to hold studs in place Stud Twist into track at 12 d, 16 d or 24 d intervals and fasten #7 x Pan Head Type cS d framing screws 7/16 d Attach steel studs to steel track 3/16 d x Masonry screws or powder- 1-1/4 d actuated fasteners Attach steel track to concrete floor at 12 d to 16 d intervals #6 x Bugle Head Type cS d drywall screws 1-1/4 d Attach drywall to steel framing, and track to wood floor and ceiling joists Plastic grommets snap into pre- punched holes to protect wiring and plumbing #7 x Trim Head Type cS d trim screws 1-5/8 d Attach wood trim to steel framing Special Orders Available Including special sizes, lengths, gages or other metal framing products Framing Tools "Reversible Drill or Screwgun 3 for installing or removing fas- teners. Should have clutch to stop over penetration of fastener.<br><br> "Tin Snips 3 for trimming studs/track. "Plumb Line 3 for aligning floor track with ceiling track. "Measuring Tape 3 for measuring lengths and distances "Framing Square 3 for square-cutting studs and track "Level 3 for checking vertical/horizontal alignment "C-Clamps or Open-Frame Locking Pliers 3 for holding unat- tached studs/track securely when fastening with screwgun.<br><br> Safety Warning! Eye protection is required to safeguard against metal pieces and particles produced while cutting or screwing metal com- ponents. Safety goggles or glasses are recommended.<br><br> Leather-palm Gloves are recommended to protect against sharp edges or burrs. Drywall Tools " Square " Utility Knife Drywall Saw " Rasp " Joint Compound " Paper Joint Tape " Joint Knives Top Runner (Track) Metal Wall Stud Wall Height Plastic Grommet Bottom Runner (Track) 1. Cut studs/runners to required lengths as you install using aviator snips or circular saw with abrasive, metal-cutting blade.<br><br> 2. Attach ceiling runner. Use drywall screws to attach to joists.<br><br> For parallel joists, bridge two joists with C-runners spaced 24 d o.c. or less and install ceiling runner across bridges. Use expandable fasteners in the field of an existing ceiling.<br><br> Space fasteners 12 d-16 d on center (2 d from ends of runner). 3. Plum to position floor runner directly below ceiling runner.<br><br> 4. Attach floor runner. Use powder-actuated fasteners for concrete floor.<br><br> Use drywall screws for wood subfloor. Same fastener spac- ing as ceiling runner. Then mark stud locations 16 d or 24 d o.c.<br><br> top and bottom starting from the same end. 5. Insert stud at slight angle into runners 3 then twist into place.<br><br> Be sure all stud legs are pointed the same way for easier drywall attachment and punchouts are oriented the same way for easy plumbing or electrical installation. 6. Screw-attach studto ceiling runner and floor runner with 7/16 d pan or wafer-head screws.<br><br> Hold stud flange to runner for easier screw attachment. Attachment of drywall will hold studs in alignment. 7.<br><br> Cut tabs approximately 4 d long for attaching door header and stud bracing. Tabs may be bent either up or down. 9.<br><br> Attach C-Runner bracing across studs to sup- port cabinet attachment. C-Runner must be notched to fit between studs. 10.<br><br> Insert grommets or pieces of pipe insulation into prepunched holes whenever you pass through wiring and/or plumbing. Your framing is now complete and ready for installing the drywall. 11.<br><br> Screw-attach drywall to framing using drywall screws per manufacturers recommendations. Board should be attached advancing toward the open end of the studs. 12.<br><br> Install corner beads and trim with screws or staples. 13. Tapeand finish.<br><br> 500 Grant Street, Suite 2226 Pittsburgh, PA 15219 (412) 281-2805 " (412) 281-2965 (fax) dietrichmetalframing.com The place to stop ... before the building starts. Metal Framing Installation Instructions For Nonload-Bearing Interior Walls 8.<br><br> Double studs back to back to support header and door jambs. Helpful Hints " Most trim can be adhesively attached and may require temporary screws while adhesive sets.If mechanical attachment is required,consider inserting sections of wood 2x4 inside runners for nailing. " Door frames can be attached directly to steel framing, but many installers prefer wood 2x4 framing around the rough opening.<br><br> " If framing is used to support insulation blankets,the insulation will have to be ordered to the full 16 dor 24 d width dimension. " Hanging pictures or artwork can be handled easily with standard hanging attachments except drywall screws are recommended where studs are located. " Extremely heavy shelving and other heavy objects that project from the wall should be anticipated.Cross bracing with C-Runners as recommended for cabinet attachment is suggested for this purpose as well.<br><br> Copyright 2003 Dietrich Metal Framing Printed in U.S.A. LIMITATIONS: 25-gauge Steel Studs are designed for use in nonload-bearing construc- tion only. Check local building codes before beginning construction NOTICE: We shall not be liable for incidental and consequential damages, directly or indirectly sustained, nor for any loss caused by application of these goods not in accor- dance with current printed instructions or for other than the intended use.<br><br> Our liability is expressly limited to replacement of defective goods. Any claim shall be deemed waived unless made in writing to us within thirty (30) days from date it was or reasonably should have been discovered. Door & Window Header Wall Intersection Soffit Bracing for cabinet & fixture attachment (1) Screw Each Side Short 6 9 Section of Stud Screw Attached to Stud & Runner Track Screw Attach Studs Together w/Screws Every 12 9 O.C.<br><br>