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Re: Finding Studs in Old Plaster Walls with a Twist

In many older houses, you'll find that the studs are on 24" centers, not 16" centers. Back when a 2x4 was a full 2" by 4" of clear, straight, and tight-grained old-growth wood, they were much stronger and able to bear the weight at greater spacing whereas today's undersized, knot-filled, twisted, second-growth pulpwood that they pass off as "lumber" can barely handle 16" on center.

joblake326
Re: Finding Studs in Old Plaster Walls with a Twist

you might want to check out the studpop. It's magnetic and will work on lath and plaster
www.studpop.com

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