Whoa is everyone having a slow Monday today at work?! Thanks for all the quick responses guys!
OK so I gather that I should be using 3" deck screws...sounds good. I am going to go shopping tonight so I can have everything at the ready for my Friday-to-Sunday framing marathon this weekend! (Almost never happens for someone as inexperienced as me and there's usually an extra 1-2 trips to the store for something small!)
fotto - I'm not 100% sure why I'm using screws instead of nails
. For some reason, I swear I remember Dennis telling me (or someone else on the board) to use screws, and I thought it was specified in my plans, but I can't track it down at the moment. Anyway, I'm calling that one instructions from the big boss, even if I can't find them right now.
Cutter - That is another "Um, I dunno" answer. Safety in numbers I guess? I see 95% of the people on the board going with wood, so me too?? I have even less
experience with metal studs than wood, so that factors in a little too. I know, not particularly good reasons, but those are my reasons...
Oh and thanks HDvids...you're making me feel a bit better about my estimated timeframe
...and yeah, build and liffft!