What are the dimensions of a metal stud?
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Keeping this in consideration, what is the actual size of a 2x4 metal stud?
A 2x4, for example, is really 3-1/2" x 1-1/2". Metal framing on the other hand, is referenced by actual size. As a result you will get exactly what you order. If you request a 3-5/8" steel stud, you will receive a full 3-5/8" width.
Likewise, what is a metal stud? Structural metal stud framing refers to the construction of walls and planes using cold-formed steel components. Lighter gauge metal studs are used in non-load bearing applications such as some interior walls, half-walls, and partitions. Framing techniques for metal studs are similar to those of wood construction.
Likewise, how thick is 25 gauge studs?
Thicknesses and Coatings
|Steel Framing Thickness Table|
|Designation Thickness (mils)||Minimum Thickness (in)||Reference Only Gauge No|
|30||0.0296||20 – Drywall|
What gauge are steel studs?
ClarkDietrich Cold-Formed Steel C-Studs (C-Series™) Thickness: 33 mils (20ga), 43 mils (18ga), 54 mils (16ga), 68 mils (14ga) and 97 mils (12ga). 33mil (20ga) and 43mil (18ga) framing products are produced with 33ksi steel.