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Old 06-10-2015, 07:25 AM   #31
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Steel studs are helpful for mounting studs to ceiling contour

Saw this idea on a youtube vid, works well.

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Old 06-10-2015, 09:46 PM   #32
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share the video please
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Old 06-11-2015, 07:16 AM   #33
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Here is the video, think I'm gonna use more of this stuff (steel studs), 2x4's weigh a lot, but I'm glad I used them for the shower I feel like it needs a little more stability than say a closet.
https://youtu.be/cfdLV2IoaIE
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Old 06-11-2015, 11:12 AM   #34
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Good video. Wonder if he finished his bus and has more how too video's
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Old 06-11-2015, 12:12 PM   #35
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He needs to use different heads on his screws for much easier driving.

Robertson head screws can also be had for the same material and don't kick out side ways the way his Philips screws did.

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Old 06-11-2015, 02:47 PM   #36
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I think Robertson screws are more common in Canada [Milton, Ontario...use to pick up there].

Has anyone tried.... curving/rolling a piece or pieces of 1" x 1" x 1/8" angle the shape of the roof/walls/floor then cut a piece of 3/4" plywood with the same shape and screwed the angle to the plywood so you have a 3/4" thick wall instead of a 3.5"-4" wall? ...I realize you'd have to notch it in a few places to make the curve, maybe even tack weld the cuts for strength.

The way I'd like to layout the bus [2 walls], I could really use the extra space and one piece of 3/4 ply might be less weight than all those studs and wall board on both sides....not sure.
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I'm planning on using steel studs as much as possible, when I went to price them I found out it's also offered in 2 1/2 in also
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My entire interior framing will be metal.

So will my cabinets, cupboards, closets, ect.

There will be no change is size from moisture/climate, no rot, bugs, falling apart from vibration, ect.

I can't wait to get to that stage of the build.

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My entire interior framing will be metal.

So will my cabinets, cupboards, closets, ect.

There will be no change is size from moisture/climate, no rot, bugs, falling apart from vibration, ect.

I can't wait to get to that stage of the build.

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Will you be using steel studs like the fellow in the video, or normal steel-yard steel?

I, personally, wouldn't use the steel studs for anything inside of a bus. As was mentioned, they take up a lot of space. Also, they seem rather flimsy unless properly sandwiched between sheets of plywood or steel. I like building with proper steel, though, such as angle iron and square tubing, but I typically use wood unless I want the extra strength.
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Will you be using steel studs like the fellow in the video, or normal steel-yard steel?

I, personally, wouldn't use the steel studs for anything inside of a bus. As was mentioned, they take up a lot of space. Also, they seem rather flimsy unless properly sandwiched between sheets of plywood or steel. I like building with proper steel, though, such as angle iron and square tubing, but I typically use wood unless I want the extra strength.
I will be using steel yard steel sheet, 14 and 18 gauge bent and formed with extra bends for strength and rigidity.

Same as I did for my residential door install.

Steel yard angle iron and channel are too heavy IMO.

Some lighter gauge square tubing may be ok.

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