Testing New Stud Finders
Ask This Old House home technology expert Ross Trethewey tests out a new smart stud finder
- The stud finder Ross tested is smart phone compatible. The way it works, it sends radio frequencies through the wall. When the frequency comes in contact with things in the wall, the frequencies bounce back to the scanner. Based on how the frequencies bounce back, the scanner can determine what it is.
- The stud finder works well with drywall, plaster, and concrete.
Ross tested out the Walabot DIY Wall Scanner, which can detect studs, pipes, and wires behind plaster, concrete, and drywall. It’s compatible only with Android phones.
Expert assistance with this segment was provided by TE2 Engineering.