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medusa569
Installing new wooden studs in older buildings
medusa569

I need to replace some walls with cement board, green board etc. in some compromised rooms. These older buildings built around 1940ish seems to have used very slender iron studs that seems to be joined with wiring. I'd like to install some wooden studs along side these iron ones but how do I go about doing that? I won't have solids headers or footers because of the iron braces and how to I attached the wooden studs to the metal ones? Can I get away with not screwing the news stud framework into the concrete floors and ceiling?

dj1
Re: Installing new wooden studs in older buildings
dj1

Quote: "Can I get away with not screwing the news stud framework into the concrete floors and ceiling?"

Not securing the new studs is like doing nothing at all. You need some sort of PT sill plates, even between two studs, then use redheads to fasten them to the concrete. The same applies to the top plate(s) - you can use nuts and bolts into the iron braces to secure them. Additionally, if you can find a way to attach them to your iron studs, go ahead and do it.

Clarence
Re: Installing new wooden studs in older buildings
Clarence

The studs were used to support a Rock - Lath plaster system.
The studs most likely have a diamond shape holes in the center this system should have a track / stud horizonal at the base & header.
If the above system was used and is not rusted you should be able to run 1 1/2 inch metal strapping horizonal across the studs and screw attach it to the very narrow stud edge using a self tapping 1/2 inch PAN HEAD screw . Using the above method you will have to install the drywall vertical.
Also Do the studs have a v shaped flange if so these are nailable metal studs and were painted RED.

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