Steel studs and standard electrical boxes
I've been *slowly* finishing my basement (over the past few years!) and am ready to begin some of the electrical rough-in. Most of my exterior walls have been framed up with steel studs, which causes a obvious issue with standard, nail-in type plastic switch and outlet boxes. I assume there's a special box made for attaching to steel studs, and I also assume that it's rather expensive. I'll check into that before I continue, but I wondered if the following would be acceptable...
1. Rip a wooden stud down in width just slightly (if necessary) so that it fits *inside* the steel stud.
2. Cut the wooden stud into blocks of say 10-12" long.
3. Nail a standard box to the block
4. Screw the block inside the steel stud at the proper height
Obviously, I'd need to end up with the proper "reveal" on the box surface...
While the above is simple enough to do, can anyone see any problems that I may have overlooked?