Steelcraft’s C and CK Series Drywall frames are designed for light to heavy duty applications in both commercial and institutional buildings. They are installed in virtually all types of buildings for drywall applications where there is a desire to add custom architectural trim casing. These frames do not have backbends and have nail/screw attachment holes in the face.
The C series frames are typically welded and installed as part of the wall framing sequence using wood or steel stud anchors, building the wall up to the frame. These can be supplied as KD (knock-down) for field assembly or welded prior to installation as a complete unit, similar to F series frames.
The CK series frames are installed in rough openings after the wall has been constructed and finished. They are supplied KD (knock-down) and installed using compression anchors with an attachment hole at the bottom of each face serving as base anchors, similar to K series frames, but are anchored also through the nail/screw attachment holes in the face rather than wood or steel stud anchors. This provides a very quick and easy installation while maintaining heavy duty commercial frame standards.
Steelcraft’s C and CK Series casing-ready (no backbend) frames offer the following unique features, which enhance long term functionality and durability:
No back bends to accommodate architectural trim casing.
Frame face anchor holes using nails/screws for quick anchoring in place of or in addition to traditional stud anchors in the frame throat.
Die-mitered corner connections have tabs in the head and slots in the jambs to accommodate KD installation with compression anchors (with tabs not bent over) and welded (with tabs bent over). The tab/lock design: a. prevents the head from rising b. keeps the head and jamb members in alignment c. keeps the miter tight
14 and 16 gauge for heavy duty commercial applications.
Factory prepped for field installed silencers.
Factory applied based on rust inhibiting primer in accordance with ANSI 250.10-2011.
C Series, typically installed with the walls (sim. to F) 1. Intended for welded assemblies, available welded or KD. 2. Anchors are Weld-in wood stud std or omit / use standard face anchor holes. No compression anchors available. Fire rated must use Jamb anchors and frame must be welded. 3. Adjustable base anchors provided for uneven floors.
CK Series, typically installed after finished walls (sim. to K) 1. KD (knock-down) only. 2. Anchors are Compression anchors and face anchor holes standard (no omit and no jamb anchors). 3. CK base anchor is the bottom face attachment hole nailed/ screwed into the wall sill runner. No countersink.