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#1650034 - 10/17/04 12:51 AM Steel 2x4 framing
Madera Offline
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Registered: 10/16/04
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Loc: Tucson, AZ
Hi,
Will using steel framing in place of the wood 2x4s make a big difference in the acoustic properties of a 19' x 13' x 10' room? I am using 6" insulation, 5/8 sheetrock on both sides.
Thanks

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#1650035 - 10/17/04 01:27 PM Re: Steel 2x4 framing
Ethan Winer Moderator Offline
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Loc: New Milford, CT, USA
Madera,

> Will using steel framing in place of the wood 2x4s <

I'm not a construction expert, but my understanding is that steel studs are a little better than wood when you're building a simple non-staggered wall because they offer slightly more isolation from one side to the other. If you're using staggered studs, where each wall side has its own set of studs, there may be less difference between steel and wood.

--Ethan

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