Vertical wall structure with electrical service

  • US 6,751,913 B2
  • Filed: 05/18/2001
  • Issued: 06/22/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/18/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A wall structure comprising:

  • first and second separate vertically elongated studs, each stud having an I-shaped cross section defined by an integral web disposed between first and second sets of oppositely projecting flanges extending vertically along the vertical length of the stud, each set of flanges including an inner flange and an outer flange;

    the first and second studs being positionable spaced apart one from the other in a direction generally perpendicular to the length of the studs and at a variable distance therebetween, the first and second studs being positionable so that the inner flanges of each stud face one another and the outer flanges of each stud face outwardly;

    at least two cover panels of equal length selected from a plurality of cover panels of various predetermined lengths, the cover panels each having marginal edge portions which cooperate with the inner flanges of the first and second studs for coupling each of the cover panels to both of the first and second studs;

    the first and second studs being positioned so that the spacing between the first and second studs corresponds to the length of the selected cover panels, the cover panels being coupled to the first and second studs and cooperating to form front and rear panels of the wall structure; and

    wherein an elongated raceway member coupled to the outer flanges of each of the first and second studs and cooperating with the web thereof to define a wireway.

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