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Brian Patrick Flynn

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October 8, 2012
jjuu wrote:
How to hang a curtain rod - My husband can't seem to hang something w/ out making several holes and tearing up my walls. We just got done remodeling our bedroom and all thats left is to put up rods and curtains. We have fairly new windows and he claims he has to screw outside the metal, is this true or what do we do? He he hung one and it hangs there, through the drywall. Your help would be very great! If I use the magnet trick, do I screw where the metal is or around it? Thanks a lot !! Julie

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Step 6: Create a pilot hole. It's best to use a drywall anchor to hang art securely. Before getting to the anchor, prep the wall with a pilot hole. Simply use a drill and the proper drill bit for the size screw needed for your art. Once it sounds as though the bit has hit the stud, go ahead and retract the drill.
"I haven't used anything since," Tiffin says. "It works better than any stud finder I've ever used or bought." Tiffin buys 1-inch round refrigerator magnets in bulk ("The stronger the better," he says) and keeps them on hand whenever he's at work.
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Find a Wall StudDespite failing every time, my go-to method for finding studs is measuring 16 inches from various points on my wall — the corner, the light socket — but nothing ever works, and my frustration leads to a string of holes along the wall. But Philip Tiffin seems to have it all figured out. All you need is a strong magnet. Quick Fix: Find Wall Studs Without an Expensive Stud Finder

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