Recent Topics
Coupon for Fram Ultra (Amazon)
by PolarisX
03/24/17 11:53 PM
Mobil 1 ESP 5W-30, 4,810 miles, 2016 Audi A3 2.0T
by Finklejag
03/24/17 11:51 PM
Tell me about 2011+ Mustang GT convertibles
by dareo
03/24/17 11:41 PM
Type of LSD in 2015 Camaro
by asand1
03/24/17 11:28 PM
Transmission cooler leak = bad!
by gregk24
03/24/17 10:16 PM
Buying oil online from Walmart?
by Dominic
03/24/17 09:59 PM
Air Operated Grease Gun
by tig1
03/24/17 09:34 PM
Women's AFL football - grand final
by Shannow
03/24/17 09:16 PM
VR-1 20W-50 $1/Qt at Autozone
by bunnspecial
03/24/17 08:46 PM
4 pack of red Heet at Walmart - $5.00
by 69GTX
03/24/17 08:33 PM
Oil for a 2012 vw jetty 2.5 gas motor
by A1O
03/24/17 08:24 PM
Fram TG7317 5k miles 06 Accord V6
by salcuta88
03/24/17 08:14 PM
Redline MTL MTF for sale (Markham, ON)
by dgunay
03/24/17 08:06 PM
XG7317 - M1-110 oil filters for sale (Markham, ON)
by dgunay
03/24/17 08:00 PM
UK grid already feeling the effect of electric car
by Shannow
03/24/17 07:48 PM
Fram Ultra XG9641 Cartridge! 14K Miles
by CharlieJ
03/24/17 07:35 PM
General Altimax RT43 @ Walmart?
by ron350
03/24/17 07:30 PM
For you S. OH people-NAPA Gold sale (1st time!)
by bullwinkle
03/24/17 07:19 PM
Can a wheel be bent by over-torqueing lug nuts?
by zorobabel
03/24/17 06:06 PM
Hastings LF142 Cut Open
by Canadastang
03/24/17 06:01 PM
Newest Members
fourlowe, markings67, KRT, XJSoldier, Hkynut99
60959 Registered Users
Who's Online
43 registered (BrocLuno, carlprop, CKN, 901Memphis, AZjeff, 4 invisible), 1346 Guests and 14 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
60959 Members
66 Forums
262768 Topics
4338157 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 2 of 2 < 1 2
Topic Options
#3458950 - 08/18/14 07:00 PM Re: Fancy Stud Finder from Costco [Re: Clevy]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 39485
Loc: New Jersey
Originally Posted By: Clevy

And they don't work on plaster and lathe walls.


They sure do, at least if you have the right one.

But I agree, a few knocks, a few drills, and a few chalk lines if you choose, and you're good to go.

Top
#3459102 - 08/18/14 09:23 PM Re: Fancy Stud Finder from Costco [Re: Vikas]
spackard Offline


Registered: 03/24/11
Posts: 1484
Loc: CA
I use a magnet from an old hard drive.

Top
#3459484 - 08/19/14 11:53 AM Re: Fancy Stud Finder from Costco [Re: Vikas]
Vikas Offline


Registered: 07/22/05
Posts: 10910
Loc: NorthEast
how does a magnet find a stud?

Top
#3459485 - 08/19/14 11:57 AM Re: Fancy Stud Finder from Costco [Re: Vikas]
JDW Offline


Registered: 01/08/14
Posts: 665
Loc: South
Originally Posted By: Vikas
how does a magnet find a stud?


By a nail wink
_________________________
Ford's & Wix filter's Amsoil 5W-30 SS
2014 Wix Master Tech






Top
#3459658 - 08/19/14 04:55 PM Re: Fancy Stud Finder from Costco [Re: Vikas]
Vikas Offline


Registered: 07/22/05
Posts: 10910
Loc: NorthEast
But is there already a nail in the stud where I am looking to pound a nail? Seriously, are there nails in every stud? I thought drywall is not screwed to every stud.

Top
#3461624 - 08/21/14 05:49 PM Re: Fancy Stud Finder from Costco [Re: Vikas]
spackard Offline


Registered: 03/24/11
Posts: 1484
Loc: CA
It's worked for me.
Also, you could look for an electrical box, open it, see which side is nailed to a stud, then measure from that stud onward to where you want to drive a nail. Then try to double-check with a tiny hole before driving the nail.

Top
#3462989 - 08/23/14 10:23 AM Re: Fancy Stud Finder from Costco [Re: spackard]
BHopkins Offline


Registered: 11/03/13
Posts: 865
Loc: Utah
Originally Posted By: spackard
It's worked for me.
Also, you could look for an electrical box, open it, see which side is nailed to a stud, then measure from that stud onward to where you want to drive a nail. Then try to double-check with a tiny hole before driving the nail.


Magnet, tapping on the wall, measuring from an outlet box. These are all good old school methods. Tapping on the wall takes a lot of trial and error experience, and even with that experience can be misleading to anyone but the most experienced. Magnet requires a lot of patience, as nails and screw spacing is typically about 6". Plus, it doesn't always tell you were double or triple studs are. Or where headers are. Measuring from a box is assuming that the next stud is indeed at 16"oc. This is not always the case. Again, there are many double studs and such.

It is hard to beat a good stud finder. And the new Costco stud finder shows where the stud, or studs are. I have't bought one yet, but will. I've played with the demo at the local Costco. The led array really makes it easy to identify single or double studs, and where they begin and end. So much quicker than old school methods. None of this repeatedly driving a small finish nail, trying to confirm the edges of the studs.
_________________________
2013 Subaru Outback 2.5i - Castrol Edge 0W-20 & NAPA Gold filter
2003 Oldsmobile Alero 3.4 - M1 5W-30 & NAPA Gold filter

Top
#3463151 - 08/23/14 02:33 PM Re: Fancy Stud Finder from Costco [Re: Vikas]
Vikas Offline


Registered: 07/22/05
Posts: 10910
Loc: NorthEast
The way I look at it is that if I get an opportunity to buy a new tool which at least looks useful enough and does not cost an arm and leg, I am game! Call me tool hoarder :-)

Top
#3464520 - 08/25/14 03:12 PM Re: Fancy Stud Finder from Costco [Re: Vikas]
kkreit01 Offline


Registered: 01/25/06
Posts: 3929
Loc: Olathe, KS
I too played with it the other day. I play to grab one on my next trip. If it doesn't work that great at home (store display was pretty basic/ideal), I can always return it.

I also plan to grab the small 12V Goodyear air compressor for ~$20 (after $10 off).
_________________________
2014 Dodge Durango Limited AWD 3.6: 5w20 PU/Napa Gold filter
2015 Lincoln MKC Fwd 2.0EB: 5w30 PP/Motorcraft filter

Top
Page 2 of 2 < 1 2