Drywall Framing System
This traditional assembly accommodates the deflection of floor beams or floor decks at the head of wall. The single long leg track assembly requires 1-1/2" cold-rolled channel and 1-1/2" x 1-1/2" 16-gauge EasyClip™ Clip Angles (U-Series™) installed continuously throughout the uppermost punch-outs to align the studs vertically within the plane of the wall. Deflection track details must be designed for the specific conditions of a building to accommodate the required deflection and end reactions of the studs. Deflection tracks cannot be used in axial load-bearing stud conditions or above continuous window spandrels.
For product data sheets with allowable lateral loads for all Deep Leg Track profiles, use the Launch SubmittalPro link found on the bottom of this page or view the below submittals: