Installing shelving on steel stud walls?

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  1. capman

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    I know there is a lot of expertise in a lot of different things here on this forum....

    Are any of you well versed in how to work with walls made with steel studs?

    I have a two foot high strip of wall up high (above the big wall opening that our new tanks are installed in - the tanks are installed between two lab spaces), and I'd like to put a shelf up there to hold miscellaneous items. The heaviest items might be two metal halide ballasts (that I think are no more than 10 pounds). (EDIT: no more than ten pounds each.)

    What is the best, most secure way of mounting the short shelf standards that I am going to be needing up there?
     
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    Since it is only light weight items, just going through the dry wall and using wall anchors would probably be fine. I'm sure others will chime in, but that's what I'd be doing if it were me. Just put a max weight per shelf label on them so a student doesn't load too heavy of an object.
     
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    We just did something similar at work with the hollow steel studs. Wall anchor through the stud
     
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    What sort of wall anchor did you use?
     
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    All I had on hand were the cheap plastic splitting ones
     

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