11:57AM | 07/01/00
Member Since: 06/30/00
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A friend gave me a great idea when I was finishing off my basement, to use metal studs. I must say it is much easier than working with wood, once I got the hang of it. But now that I have the framing complete, I am not sure how to go about installing my outlets. Is there a special kind of electrical box? It is obvious that the nail on type of boxes are not going to work.
This has got to be the one thing that I have never seen how to do it.
I am familiar with hollow wall boxes, but would rather install them directly onto the studs.


06:11AM | 07/05/00
Member Since: 03/13/00
1675 lifetime posts
I haven't tried it, but why not use self-tapping metal screws? You might have to mark and pre-drill holes. (I hope you haven't put up the drywall yet.)


06:09PM | 07/23/00
Member Since: 07/21/00
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Go to an electrical supply house and ask for a "Caddy Catalog" They make all sorts of straps and brackets for that type of work. Usually when working with metal studs you will use 4" sqare boxes and plaster rings instead of your normal single gang residential boxes. I think the bracket that works for this is a Caddy H23, But I may have the number wrong so check the catalog or ask the salesperson.


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