Steel of wood studs for framing basement

Discussion in 'Framing and Foundation' started by pzaczek, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. Jan 30, 2012 #1

    pzaczek

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    Which is better?
     
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    Daddytron

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    I would think it to be a matter of personal preference, really. Steel has it's benefits... lighter, easier to work with, cleaner (no sawdust), although, you don't get that satisfying zing of using a power saw.
     
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    mudmixer

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    If you are not interested in insulation of the wall, steel is OK even if it is thermal short circuit.

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