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Find a Wall Stud

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Find a Wall Stud

  • Studs are on 16′ centers in the United States

  • When a stud is located, use a tape measure to approximate where to find the next one

  • Plugs and switches are generally nailed to a stud which will help you find a starting point

  • Tapping will sound “hollow” between studs and solid on a stud

  • There are electronic devices available to assist in finding studs.

These tips can save time and keep you from putting unnecessary holes in the wall when looking for a stud.

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