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yodelking591 07-29-2008 11:50 AM

Finding Ceiling Joists?
 
I am having trouble finding the ceiling joists to hang something in my children's room. In the room next door they are exposed and are at approx. 16 inch centers. I measured over to where they should be and drilled a small pilot hole, but can't find it. I ended up drilling about 24 inches of pilot holes and still no luck.

I randomly found one on the other side of the room, so I know they're there. The ones that are exposed run east/west, so is they should run east/west in the next room????

John

latile 07-29-2008 09:27 PM

Stud finder
 
You should think abut getting a tool like this, the are many version, some are cheaper then other, I own one cost me abut $100.00 and it dose a great job finding metal or wood behind walls or ceiling.


You can find some for as low as $20.00 that could do the job.
here is a link to one of them Stud finder
Good luck

glennjanie 07-30-2008 06:41 PM

Welcome YodelKing:
I have used a stud finder for several years and wouldn't take a million for it. The one Latile refered you to is a super good deal.
I like to show folks how I can scan across my chest and the sternem activates it showing there is a stud in there.
Glenn

latile 07-30-2008 07:30 PM

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Originally Posted by glennjanie (Post 21360)
I like to show folks how I can scan across my chest and the sternem activates it showing there is a stud in there.
Glenn

Good one :)

hondadrv24 07-31-2008 06:30 PM

I do that and my wife just laughs at me and says, "maybe when you were in high school honey but that was 6 years and 40 pounds ago.":p :p


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