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Bailey's Metal Products Ltd.


Metal vs. Wood Sizing

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Wood framing is commonly referenced in nominal terms. A 2x4, for example, is really 3-1/2" x 1-1/2". Metal framing on the other hand, is referenced by actual size.

As a result you will get exactly what you order. If you request a 3-5/8" steel stud, you will receive a full 3-5/8" width.

Bailey lightweight steel non-structural studs are known for their superior framing quality, durability, and ease of use. The traditional Bailey designed knockout provides mechanical access and reduces or eliminates the need to cut or drill holes.

Please note when running wire or pipe through knockouts protection is required to:
• Avoid damaging wire insulation.
• Prevent the potential for chemical reactions between dissimilar metals.
• Eliminate the potential for components to rattle inside the wall.
• Comply with building codes.

Protection for pipe and wire is easily handled by using Bailey plastic grommets.

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