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    Default Securing 1/2" drop elbow

    Installing steam generator outlet and don't have enough depth to to put normal blocking. What else can I use? Any pics/examples?

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    There are metal staps that fasten between studs and the elbow is screwed to it.

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    Are you talking about that 1/2" wide strapping sold by a roll or is there something more substantial? Do bix box stores carry it?

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    That material is too thin to hold anything. You need something like Sioux Chief 525-18 support bracket. The holes are small enough so you can use screws rather than bolts. You might also consider a "high ear" drop ear elbow which has the tab right above the pipe opening i.e., right behind the sheet rock, so conventional blocking could be used.

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    I didn't think you meant that rolled stuff...Thanks!

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    Found this at Lowes, feels pretty secure.


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    It was made for a different application, but is similar to the other material, just a bit more expensive.

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    Beggars can't be choosers - in this case trip anywhere else woulda cost more in gas

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