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John Blake
FINALLY a stud finder that doesn't suck. www.studpop.com
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randomj

I believe several commenters have figured out what you're describing in the article or had already heard of/used this method. But seeing as how you didn't explain exactly what this magnet method does and reading some of the comments wherein the poster seemed confused, i.e. seemed to think you were referring to walls with metal studs, I thought I might should post this addendum. What the magnet does is to find the(obviuosly metal) nails that fasten the drywall to the studs. I hope my comment didn't come across as insulting or condescending because that certainly wasn't my objective. I have noticed that on the very unusually rare times that I do post a comment anywhere on the internet or occasional YouTube video, I have a tendency to be a bit pedantic. Sorry. Just trying to help. I have no real emojis on my keyboard, so this is all you get I'm afraid.:-D

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L. B.

Another method of finding studs is to know that if a house was built before 1965, the studs will be 12 inches apart, so after you find the first stud with the magnet (or where there is a wall plug socket, just measure 12 inches from that socket, because the socket is usually on a stud), just measure 12 inches horizontally to the next stud. If the house was built after 1965, the studs will be 16 inches apart. Again, after you find the first stud with the magnet, or wall plug in socket, just measure 16 inches from that stud, and you should find the second stud, and so on. I've never bothered buying a lousy stud finder either, because most of them are crap, and time consuming. This method has always worked for me. However, I am going to try your magnet trick, because that makes sense too. Thanks!

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