The steel stud manufacturer’s associates (ssma) has adopted a sizing standard that moves away from ‘gauges’ and directly specifies the material thickness in mils (100ths of an inch). A 600s162-54 is a 6-inch (600) stud (s) with a 1-5/8” flange (162) with a thickness of 0.054 in (54).
How to Read Metal Stud Sizes?
Reading metal stud sizes can be a tricky task, but it is important to know the correct size for the job you are doing. Metal studs are commonly used in construction for framing and other purposes. They come in various sizes and gauges, which are important to know when buying and installing them. This article will explain how to read metal stud sizes and the differences between them.
The first step in reading metal stud sizes is to understand gauge. Gauge is a measure of the thickness of the metal, and it is expressed in numbers. The higher the number, the thinner the metal. For example, a 16 gauge stud is thinner than an 8 gauge stud. The most common gauge sizes are 16, 18, and 20.
The next step is to look at the length of the stud. This is expressed in inches, with the most common lengths being 8, 10, and 12 feet. Depending on the job you are doing, you may need to buy longer studs.
Once you have determined the gauge and length of the studs, you can then determine their width. This is also expressed in inches, and the width will vary depending on the gauge. Generally, the wider the stud, the thicker the gauge. A 16-g