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Question on installation of in wall speakers in a building with metal/aluminum studs... If there is a stud in the way of where I would like to place a L, R, or C channel, is re-framing a possibility with metal studs? If it is, a linking to a DIY would be helpful.
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Just cut out the metal stud and be done with it. My guess is that the wall would be fine without the support of that one stud. I just did the same thing for my in-wall Polk CC but it was a wood stud. If you haven't purchased or decided on in-wall speakers, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Polk's 265RTs (L & R) and the 255C-RT (CC). I also went with 65RTs as surrounds and RC80i's as rear surrounds. More info in my thread in my sig. line. Good luck!

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Just cut out the metal stud and be done with it. My guess is that the wall would be fine without the support of that one stud. I just did the same thing for my in-wall Polk CC but it was a wood stud. If you haven't purchased or decided on in-wall speakers, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Polk's 265RTs (L & R) and the 255C-RT (CC). I also went with 65RTs as surrounds and RC80i's as rear surrounds. More info in my thread in my sig. line. Good luck!

So cut the stud my HDTV is hanging from.... ? cool.gif
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So cut the stud my HDTV is hanging from.... ? cool.gif

That depends. Isn't your TV mount attached to more than one stud? It might still be OK if it is attached to at least two studs and it is a fairly thin (light) TV. Hard call there.

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Randomly cutting studs out of your wall is a really bad idea . Metal stud is less dangerous to do this with , but still a bad Idea.
Mark , I hope that wood stud you cut isn't in a load bearing wall , you just changed the structural integrity of your house if it's load bearing. I'm guessing that you have no idea whether or not it is or you wouldn't have given such unsound advise .
Annapolis , remove a section of metal stud , or any stud you have to distribute the load that stud was carrying to another location. Look for " how to frame a window" how - to's specific to metal framing , the process is the same . You will greatly simplify your life if you can adjust your in wall placement to miss the studs . If you follow the "just cut it " advise your wall probably won't fall down , but theres a better chance of getting some annoying wall rattles because everything is not tied together properly.

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Go get 2 pieces of top/bottom "C" channel to frame in the opening, a handful of metal screws, and do it right. Especially if there's a TV hanging off of the cut stud.
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