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Posted: 8/19/2005 9:04:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/19/2005 10:03:57 AM EDT by TrickyVic]
I'm putting up some shelves in a laundry/bathroom. One wall I need to drive screws into carries plumbing for the shower. I DON'T WANT TO DRILL INTO THE PIPES. In the past I have just knocked on the wall to find the studs, and some times I've missed the stud. So I thought I'd get a stud finder.

The local Home Depot has three or four different brands offering eight or ten models, with prices as high as sixty bucks.

I can't find a report on Consumer Reports.

Anybody know of one that works well?

Thanks!
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 9:05:12 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 8/19/2005 9:10:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
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I hear they're plentiful in San Francisco.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 9:12:12 AM EDT
IM TheRedGoat.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 9:17:04 AM EDT
You pitch the slow ones, we just knock 'em out of the park.

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Link Posted: 8/19/2005 9:18:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SteyrAUG:
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Link Posted: 8/19/2005 9:30:01 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 9:31:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/19/2005 9:34:43 AM EDT by Rodent]
Studfinders never work for me, they just beep incessantly when I pick them up.



Sorry.


(I have a Ryobi that I bought at Home Depot, and I'm not happy with it. At least that might help narrow your choices.)
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 9:31:39 AM EDT
Everytime I pick one up in the store to check it out, the dang thing keeps going off.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 9:35:18 AM EDT
Beatcha.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 9:36:03 AM EDT
I picked up one at radio Shack for $10, and it works fine. It's a bitch to use on textured ceilings, though.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 9:36:29 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SP1Grrl:
I'll volunteer my services for this position. I'm cheap.


Wait...not cheap. Inexpensive.



EASY....get it STRAIGHT...yer EASY not CHEAP!
Sheesh!
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 9:56:54 AM EDT
Damn! I knew this was gonna be trouble.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 10:03:19 AM EDT
Arent studs so many inches apart by code? All you have to do is to find the end stud and measure inward marking at that distance i would think.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 10:06:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Stormtrooper:
Arent studs so many inches apart by code? All you have to do is to find the end stud and measure inward marking at that distance i would think.



The problem is that the pipes are secured to the studs and it would be an expensive "opps!" to miss the stud.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 10:07:57 AM EDT
I'll ask the Mrs., she did find me.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 10:11:32 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
I'll ask the Mrs., she did find me.

Find? Or settled for?
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 10:37:31 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 10:38:02 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 1:26:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TrickyVic:
Damn! I knew this was gonna be trouble.



Well with a name like TrickyVic...

Link Posted: 8/19/2005 1:39:25 PM EDT
I have the cheap Stanley from Home Depot. It sucks, but if you move it *really* slowly and pass over the same area 10 times you'll get an idea where the studs are located.

This is with standard drywall and 2x4.

Do not trust the 16" on center or 18" on center. That looks nice on the architectural detail illustrations but guys will fudge a little during the build to make things work.

Link Posted: 8/19/2005 1:51:26 PM EDT
I have the Stanley 77-260 IntelliLaser Pro Laser Line Level/Stud Finder, works well.
Link Posted: 8/19/2005 5:55:38 PM EDT
Thanks for all the "straight" answers!
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