Re: Finding Studs in Old Plaster Walls with a Twist
A couple more options:
Try a thermal imaging (infrared) camera. With it you may be able to identify a temperature difference between where the studs are and where they aren't. The best thermal imaging cameras can detect very minute variations in temperature. However, they are expensive -- maybe you can rent one.
If you have tall baseboards, remove them. Then cut into the wall behind the baseboard to identify the locations of the studs. Map them out for future reference, and replace the baseboards.
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.