I'm looking to use steel studs for building bulkheads and lowering ceiling where needed, well because they are light and straight. I've never used steel studs, and on research I found there are essentially two components when building walls: tracks and studs.
Since this is my first time working with steel studs, few questions I want to run by:
- For the purpose of building a bulkhead, I would only need tracks right? I don't need any electrical running through the tracks
- What screws do I use to attach the tracks to joists? I know I can use self tapping for steel to steel, but is there any special screws I need for steel to wood?
- How much weight can these tracks hold? I have a room where ductwork is right in the middle so was planning to just lower the ceiling altogether. Can I hang about 6 - 7 linear feet of drywall on steel tracks?
- Can steel tracks touch ductwork? Or is there a minimum clearance?