The System Slotted Track

"The System" slotted track by Metal-Lite

The System slotted deflection track is the only patented single piece system for deflection at the head-of-wall with positive attachment. Meets or exceeds all known building codes. Learn More...

 

Flush-Mount Backing

Flush-Mount metal stud backing by Metal-Lite

The Flush-Mount backing system is the first and only backing system that is ADA Code Compliant for commercial grab bars and other wall-mounted applications. Learn More...

Fire-Tite Bridging/Blocking

Fire-Tite Fire blocking and bridging by Metal-Lite

Fire-Tite is a simple, easily installed, cost effective solution to all metal stud framed bridging. Replaces traditional channel iron bridging with clips. Learn More...

Notch-Tite (backing)

Notch-Tite stud backing by Metal-Lite

The Notch-Tite product is an economical wall backing solution for handrails, grab bars, wall-mounted equipment, and furniture. Learn More...

3-IN-1 Blocking/Backing/Bridging

3-in-1 backing, blocking, and bridging by Metal-Lite

3-in-One is the only product on the market today to cover fire-blocking, bridging, and backing all in one piece. The 3-in-One is quick and easy to install between metal studs. Learn More...

Technical Support

Metal-Lite™ has made a commitment to architects, contractors, owners, and building officials to provide the most extensive technical support in the metal stud framing industry. Whenever Metal-Lite metal framing component products are used in metal framing construction, Metal-Lite supports their use with field technical support to answer questions, assist with training for installations, and resolve technical issues as they arise during construction. This is Metal-Lite’s commitment to the designers and users of metal stud framing construction and its pledge to provide them with solutions to problems in the industry through using products that meet all National Building Codes.

We will show you how easy it is to install Metal-Lite's Fire-Tite system below using descriptions and photographs in five simple steps. Fire-Tite requires just four self-tapping metal screws in each stud and will meet all code requirements for draft stop and fire blocking. Click on the pictures to zoom in.
 

Step 1 - Place Fire-Tite between metal studs

Insert the Fire-Tite system by Metal-Lite between two metal studs. Fire-Tite can be installed in a straight run along a metal stud wall. The left photograph shows the installer inserting the Fire-Tite system between the studs. The right photograph is a close up of Fire-Tite being placed between the studs. Notice the C shape in the Fire-Tite that allows it to fit nicely into the metal studs.

Step 2 - Install first self-tapping screw

Simply drill the first screw into the studs. The second photograph shows a close up of the Fire-Tite before the screws are drilled into it.

Step 3 - Install the second screw

Install the second screw.

Step 4 - Drill the third screw

Continue drilling Fire-Tite into the studs. The photograph on the right shows the view under the Fire-Tite bridging, blocking, and backing system. One side of the Fire-Tite has the screws inserted into the top panel, and the other on the bottom. This is so that the screws will not come in contact with each other while moving from stud-to-stud, thus allowing the wall to be installed in a straight line.

Step 5 - Drill the fourth screw

Simply drill the fourth and final screw in and you're done! Repeat steps as you move along from stud to stud. Approximate installation time is less than two minutes per Fire-Tite piece.