Looking for a stud

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  • Looking for a stud
  • muddyjames
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    In a wall that is.

    What detector works. I have one that is useless and simply beeps randomly.

    Premier Icon Rubber_Buccaneer
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    What has worked for me without fail is a small drill and some filler.

    Premier Icon kayak23
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    Tapping with your knuckle, then small drill in area. Check for electrics though.

    Never stop being nervous when drilling into a wall…

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    Depending on age/structure I use a strong magnet in our lathe and plaster walls as it picks up the nails then use a plum line..

    muddyjames
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    It’s fairly recent – 80s so assume plaster board.

    How does the small drill technique work?

    Trial an error or one hole plus a bendy something to find the stud?

    I was hoping not to go down the pin a tail on the donkey route!

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    What detector works

    Stud Findr

    muddyjames
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    Is that an app or a tool…?

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    Magnets work.

    stevemuzzy
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    I have a rare earth magnet stuck to a cork. It picks up even buried screws. Available on ebay for pennies…

    Premier Icon leffeboy
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    got a bosch multi thingy that works fine for studs, pipework and leccy.

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    I used the magnet from a scalextric car to find the screws holding the plaster board in my garage. They’re pretty strong and I could feel them pulling to the screw from a distance.

    If you need to find a series of studs, once you’ve got two, that’ll give you an idea of the gap to narrow the search. I also found most sets of screws on each stud were placed at similar intervals.

    muddyjames
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    Leffe is that a 30 quid Bosch or 70 odd or more ? They seem to do various ones

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    Is that an app or a tool…?

    use the app – make a hole – poke your tool in it

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