Re: Finding Studs in Old Plaster Walls with a Twist
In many older houses, you'll find that the studs are on 24" centers, not 16" centers. Back when a 2x4 was a full 2" by 4" of clear, straight, and tight-grained old-growth wood, they were much stronger and able to bear the weight at greater spacing whereas today's undersized, knot-filled, twisted, second-growth pulpwood that they pass off as "lumber" can barely handle 16" on center.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.