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Old 08-15-2005, 03:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How to locate a stud in a mobile home

I'm having trouble finding any studs in my mobile home, I purchased a stud finder, but it just tells me the whole darn wall is a stud (which isn't true). I dont' know if these walls are different than a regular home or not, but is there another method of locating studs?
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Old 08-15-2005, 03:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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yea.. that would be a great idea, but I'd like a holeless wall!
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i think if i remember correctly, our mobile home at the lake has studs vertically, like normal. And I think they are pretty spread out compared to a regular house. Keep doing what your doing. You will find one eventually. That dry wall usually holds stuff pretty well anyways.
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yea.. that would be a great idea, but I'd like a holeless wall!

lol you know I was kidding right?
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I'm having trouble finding any studs in my mobile home, I purchased a stud finder, but it just tells me the whole darn wall is a stud (which isn't true). I dont' know if these walls are different than a regular home or not, but is there another method of locating studs?

The studs used in mobile home construction are often 2"x3" instead of 2"x4", and they are set on 24" centers instead of 16" centers in stick construction. You also have ridgid insulation that is denser than batt insulation. For this reason the stud finder you are using is not finding the density of a 2x4 behind sheetrock. That is what it is designed for.

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Actually, I pruchased another stud finder with nifty options on there. And it seems to be working great! And you are right Cedarbarn, the studs are 24 inches apart, which makes my project a little more challenging but doable.. and I do want to thank you for all the input, even 4RocRunner92's sarcasm! and yes, I knew you were joking!

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Umm..make sure you are using the Stud finder right. You need to have it up against teh wall before you press the button...
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Just use anchors in the walls, like butterflies. They should hold most small or medium sized/weighted things. What are you trying to hang?
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In that environment, you can usually find them on the sofa, drinking beer, in their underwear, when the Springer show is on.

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In that environment, you can usually find them on the sofa, drinking beer, in their underwear, when the Springer show is on.

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