Lo­cate studs in plas­ter walls

The Family Handyman - - HOME CARE+ REPAIR -

Find­ing a stud be­hind plas­ter and lath is hit-or-miss with a typ­i­cal stud finder. Here’s a bet­ter method. Tape a rare earth mag­net (about $4 for a 10-pack at home cen­ters) to a piece of den­tal floss. Slowly drag the mag­net across the wall sur­face. The mag­net will ”hang up” a bit over the nails used to fas­ten the wood lath to the studs.

Den­tal floss Rare earth mag­net

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