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  #3192656 8-Feb-2024 22:36
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johno1234: Electronic stud finders. Do any actually work?

 

Mine works too well. Everytime I am holding it, it's going off all the time!  ;)


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  #3192659 8-Feb-2024 22:42
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What really irks me is track from left to right and it lights up, keep going and it never unlights. So then repeat from right to left and it never lights up. So was the first indication a false positive? Nek minnit drill through gib into air. Grrrr!

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  #3192661 8-Feb-2024 22:46
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Oh and the live cable sensor constantly going off when there’s no outlet or switch nearby.

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  #3192664 8-Feb-2024 22:56
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Check A/B comparison tests against other stud finders, there's one that tests a range of finders and the Franklin one came either dead last or second-to-last. I found it pretty useless, gave it away to someone else with the warning that it was overpriced, but they were happy with just an approximation.

 

 

Edited to add: Here's one from YouTube, this is fairly recent but they've been running this test for awhile now, they buy one of every type you can get from Home Depot and run them against a stud behind gib and measure the accuracy. The Franklin came in sixth place out of six tested, one of which was a magnet run over the wall. Winner is the Zircon Mx, which is hard to get here but you can find used/open-box ones on eBay pretty easily.

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  #3192667 8-Feb-2024 23:04
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The only way I've found to get any useful results out of them is to run masking tape along the wall, take measurements at multiple locations and mark them on the tape, then draw a line through the centres to get a statistically-likely stud location. Usually multiple measurements at three or four different heights gets the most probable location of a stud.

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  #3192744 9-Feb-2024 04:01
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johno1234: What really irks me is track from left to right and it lights up, keep going and it never unlights. So then repeat from right to left and it never lights up. So was the first indication a false positive? Nek minnit drill through gib into air. Grrrr!


 

When I think I’ve found a stud, I test by pushing one of Mrs Code’s fine, long, glass-bead-headed sewing pins through the gib. If there’s no stud there, the resulting hole is virtually invisible and can be smoothed over by rubbing with the back of a fingernail. 

 

To find the centre of the stud, just do a few pin holes in a row to find where yeses turn to noes to find the edges, then halve etc.





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  #3192807 9-Feb-2024 09:58
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Seeing that a number of artists performed at the grammys and going to youtube to find them, to see a number of videos that were titled 'Billy Joel performs first new song in decades' or similar that contain none or next to none of the actual performance, and instead is a bunch of nonsense narrated.

 

 


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  #3192821 9-Feb-2024 10:24
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You think that' annoying? I will reply with something that's not annoying (not to me personally) but just bizarre: The Bizarre Cottage Industry of YouTube Obituary Pirates | WIRED

 

 





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  #3192848 9-Feb-2024 12:19
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freitasm:

 

You think that' annoying? I will reply with something that's not annoying (not to me personally) but just bizarre: The Bizarre Cottage Industry of YouTube Obituary Pirates | WIRED

 

 

 

 

Yikes!


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  #3192888 9-Feb-2024 14:50
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neb: Check A/B comparison tests against other stud finders, there's one that tests a range of finders and the Franklin one came either dead last or second-to-last. I found it pretty useless, gave it away to someone else with the warning that it was overpriced, but they were happy with just an approximation. Edited to add: Here's one from YouTube, this is fairly recent but they've been running this test for awhile now, they buy one of every type you can get from Home Depot and run them against a stud behind gib and measure the accuracy. The Franklin came in sixth place out of six tested, one of which was a magnet run over the wall. Winner is the Zircon Mx, which is hard to get here but you can find used/open-box ones on eBay pretty easily.

 

 

 

Interesting... I do have a Zircon and it is the least terrible one of the lot.

 

 


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  #3192900 9-Feb-2024 15:25
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Yup, "least terrible" is definitely the scale you rate stud finders on.

 

 

FNIRSI have recently got into this game and aren't represented in the usual US-vendor-only tests, they do built-down-to-a-price but decent-enough test equipment at the price. Have a look at the WD-02 on Youtube for their latest release, it's NZD45-50 on Ali.

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  #3192910 9-Feb-2024 16:25
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Advice by a vendor of a CVE of an extremely high score at 4pm on a Friday PM with advice it's already being exploited. :(

 

 


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Two of the three items we ordered have arrived already ex-Auckland.  The last item has had the tracking number assigned but isn't picked up yet and is also ex-Auckland.





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Re stud-finders.  I borrowed a mate's one of these: Franklin ProSensor T9 Stud Finder - Bunnings New Zealand

 

Or it's very similar to that, has a pencil holder.

 

If you landed it in a space a good distance away from a stud the red lights on the side would indicate that.  When you were dead on the stud three lights would be lit up in the middle.  It felt very intuitive to use with the lights changing to match the distance and gave you a sixth sense of where the studs were in the walls.

 

 

 

May have just been me or it may have been faulty however:  on occasion it seemed to keep wanting to be spun around 180 degrees to its operator.  Cough.





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  #3193349 10-Feb-2024 17:27
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Oh, Mr Cookie just bought a Stanley stud finder last week.

 

I've just waved it over him and it did nothing.

 

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