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Steel Framing Screws Question

moose_head27 | Posted in General Questions on

Hi, i currently built all the bulkheads in my basement with furring channel and framing trim. I’m very happy with how it turned out and how rigid the structure is as previously I was planning to use 2×2’s.

Someone recently told me I used the wrong screw for fastening. I used a #8 truss socket head screw. They seemed to have a very low profile head for the drywall installation but I was told the pan socket head is the proper screw head size.

Could someone confirm if this is accurate. I used about 400 screws and would prefer not to take them all out to replace them.


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    Akos | | #1

    If it is not structural of a fire partition, you can use any fastener you like. If it feels solid, I wouldn't worry about it.

    The typical screws you want is bellow (box store sells similar ones). Nice and sharp, quick to drive in and hold well:

  2. plumb_bob | | #2

    Did you use socket head screws to fasten the drywall? Should have used bugle head screws as the dimpling in of the paper face is what holds the drywall to the framing member. If so, just re-fasten with the proper screws without removing the other ones.

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