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asked Jan 17, 2012 in Hollow Metal Doors & Frames by anonymous

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Z anchors are 1 of the methods of anchoring welded hollow metal frames when they are going into a stud wall. When frames are welded and have Z anchors you have to install them before the drywall is up while the studs are still exposed. 


They are shaped like a Z and you screw in from the back of the stud into the clip.










Below is a better example of where the screws go. This is called a steel stud anchor. You may hear it called a steel channel anchor. It serves the same purpose as the z-clip except these anchors are shipped loose and installed on the job site. They just twist & snap in versus being welded in.


Steve Behrens



answered Jan 18, 2012 by commdoor (690 points)