Finding Stud Easily in Wall

I suspect that is not a person in the world who has not had problems trying to find a wall stud hang a picture, a bookcase or TV stand. Most detectors uprights are inconsistent at best. Instead of buying another tool, here are some tips to find a stallion without any fancy equipment.

First, I will jump almost any opportunity to buy a new tool, especially if it will make life easier. I do not have a stud finder in my toolbox well, and I found the more I know how houses are built is easier to find a bolt through logic rather than equipment.

Understanding the walling

Each house is different, but there are some things you can count on. More modern wooden framed houses (anything built after 1920 or later) is probably built with 2×4 or 2×6 studs. Here are some things you need to know about how the walls are framed.

  • Studs are usually spaced 16 “- 24” in the center of 16 “is the most common size well (ie, from the middle of a horse farm in the middle of one side.).
  • You will also find wooden poles on each side of a window or door, but their placement is determined by the planes so it is not usually the “spacing 16
  • Most electrical boxes (switches and sockets) are set at an amount aside.
  • The dimensions of a 2×4 vary according to the date of the house (or the particular wall of the house in question) was built.
  • For example, between 1900-1950 2×4 first cut were the most frequent and were actually 2 “by 4” for most. Houses built between 1950-1965 could have a 2×4 that are 1-⅝ “3-⅝” modern 2×4 is actually 1 ½ by 3 ½ (all that matters if you try to measure from the center of one stud to the other) .
  • Trim (moldings, baseboards and shoe molding) is usually nailed to a pole.
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Looking at Trim

Since the base plate should be fixed on poles, watch to see if you can detect where it could be nailed. Ces-dimpled holes are usually filled with putty and painted, but it may be capable of detecting one to identify the location of a stallion. If you find one, try to measure increments of 16 “to locate additional amounts.

Use the switch

If you do not have the opportunity to review the plate, look for switches or sockets, knowing that at least one side of an electrical box will be mounted on a pole. Personally, I’m not great at doing the “blow test” on the wall, but usually, can detect the tapping of which side of the output is fixed to the bolt. Then you can measure approximately 3/4 “away from the exit on the side of the pin and use it as a starting point to determine the intervals of 16”.

Measure from the corner

Usually, with 16 pins “in the center, you can also do calculations from a corner of the room. This method can be a little iffy, because all the rooms are not built divisible by 16,” so they are likely to have a stallion that is less than 16 “from the corner. try the” blow test “near the corner to see if you can determine where you added the spacing short standard. This only works if you actually measure an outside corner of the home, but there may be a situation where help (and definitely better than blindly drilling dozens of holes in the wall, hoping to hit a pole.)

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In addition, one of the best ideas I had in building the addition in my last house was to take pictures of all the walls of each room after being squashed but before we hung the drywall. These reference images have come several times by hand can count after the drywall was.