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Old 09-21-2010, 08:34 PM   #1
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Stud Finder

What is the easiest way to find the "studs" in my kitchen slideout wall? Will an ordinary stud finder work here? My microwave oven is sagging badly and I need to resecure the mounting plate before the dang thing tears off the wall and goes flying when I hit the next big bump.

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Old 09-21-2010, 08:51 PM   #2
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Don't believe the stud finder will work because of the wall surface.

If you are in an area where the nights are cool and dew is forming on the outside walls, in the morning you'll find a perfect outline of the studs.

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This Stud finder Amazon.com: Zircon MultiScanner i520 Center-Finding Stud Finder with Metal and AC Electrical Scanning: Home Improvement locates Metal, wood, electrical, and even non-ferrous metal. It has a deep scan mode and a AC scan mode. It may just do your job.

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Old 09-21-2010, 10:15 PM   #4
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Stud finder will give FALSE readings on the motor home walls. It was designed for sheetrock, not figerglass bonded to wood bonded to foam insulation. Will not work.

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I found a stud! He's sitting in the recliner chair watching football! !!!! (sorry I had to!)
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Those stud finders never work. I've even wandered all over Lowes and Home Depot... never any "studs" in there! :P
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Old 09-22-2010, 06:07 AM   #7
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Our Monaco walls are glued to aluminum sheets which would preclude any stud finder from working. I would take the microwave off the wall - if there isn't a good sized hole where the electric is attached, make one. Then it should be easy enough to find the studs using a coat hanger.

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