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Old 02-21-2018, 11:05 PM   #1
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Steel Studs for Framing?

Has anyone tried using the steel studs for the interior wall framing?

Seems to be that they would curve better and would be lighter overall...
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Old 02-21-2018, 11:08 PM   #2
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Has anyone tried using the steel studs for the interior wall framing?

Seems to be that they would curve better and would be lighter overall...
They would be both those things, and also a thermal bridge defeating your insulation.

They might work well for interior wall studs, but again you do not want any direct metal paths to the outer skin of the bus.
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Old 02-21-2018, 11:14 PM   #3
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Has anyone tried using the steel studs for the interior wall framing?

Seems to be that they would curve better and would be lighter overall...
My application for busses does not require temperature control for living quarters. My last 2 builds utilized wooden framing, but I have been contemplating going "all metal" on this one. So, I'll let you know how it turns out

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So if I used a strip of that radiant barrier stuff, would that be enough of a break?

Paint? Hardwood floor underlayment?
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So if I used a strip of that radiant barrier stuff, would that be enough of a break?

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It would be a break, sure... "Enough" of a break? 🤷

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Has anyone tried using the steel studs for the interior wall framing?

Seems to be that they would curve better and would be lighter overall...
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Old 02-22-2018, 12:01 AM   #7
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Also what if the ceiling was up first and I ran the interior wall studs against the finished ceiling? No direct outer skin contact that way...

Just thinking....who knows.
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