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proman

03:31PM | 11/24/03
Member Since: 11/23/03
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As a general Contractor is often need to find several studs from the exterior of stuctures. This means through lath and stucco and often also through shear panel (1/2"+ plywood). Is there a device (other than something to break holes in exterior walls to look) that will detect studs?
Thanks.

toolcen2

03:33PM | 11/25/03
Member Since: 09/10/03
67 lifetime posts
i have both maunal and electronic stud finders. www.tool-cen.com

k2

03:40PM | 11/25/03
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
Just a curiosity....can you use an electronic stud finder to find studs INSIDE the house--then measure to a known location (such as a window, etc.)--then apply the measurements outside?

proman

05:14PM | 11/25/03
Member Since: 11/23/03
3 lifetime posts
k2... Good idea... yes I can... however... I need to get the job done faster if possible... I am often putting up ledgers for patio covers and this part of the process just kills progress. SELDOM do I find studs 26oc so I end up using an electric chipper and visually find the studs... any other ideas???

proman

05:16PM | 11/25/03
Member Since: 11/23/03
3 lifetime posts
Toolcen2... tried you link... did not work???

k2

06:42PM | 11/25/03
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
Hi Proman, well, I kinda figured youd've thought of that....so it was just a shot in the dark. Good luck on that alternative studfinder--or whatever method you find that's successful.

later,
-k2

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