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How to Locate Cables, Pipes and Studs behind a Wall

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Learn how to locate cables, pipes an studs behind walls before you start drilling with this handy diy security and safety guide.
http://hometipster.com/how-to-locate-cables-and-pipes-behind-walls/
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  • Therese C
    Therese C Greenfield, IA
    on Jul 1, 2012

    that is much nicer than the old "bic razor" test we used to use to locate studs!

  • Hometipster.com
    Hometipster.com Columbus, MS
    on Jul 1, 2012

    Hi Therese - Bic Razor? I've never heard that before - how does that work? Very interested to know. Have a great day. :)

  • Jeff C
    Jeff C Broadview Heights, OH
    on Jul 1, 2012

    That was a good video. I've been using the standard cheepo Stanley stud finder and have not been happy with the results when it comes to finding the center of a stud. Always seems to beep at 100 different spots. So I invested in a 50 dollar stud finder called http://www.franklinsensors.com/ which so far, has more than paid for itself. I've been able to find the center of studs no problem. It's only a stud finder though so I occasionally have to go back to my Stanley as it has the ability to detect wires but I wouldn't mind a better multipurpose scanner.

  • Hometipster.com
    Hometipster.com Columbus, MS
    on Jul 1, 2012

    Hi Jeff. Glad you found the article interesting and helpful. Personally I would recommend anyone looking for a detector to go for a Multi-purpose one - they just save the need of having different ones in the toolbox. I won't specifically recommend any particular brand as there are many capable of doing the job. I would simply recommend visiting your local Home Improvements store and asking the staff for advice on the ones available. Thanks for the comment :) Have a great day!

  • Bob
    Bob Wichita, KS
    on Jul 1, 2012

    I just carry a couple of small magnets and find the fasteners that are in the studs

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