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Can’t find studs with magnets

Discussion in 'Decorating and Painting' started by Longshanks, 11 Sep 2018.

  1. rsgaz

    rsgaz

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    One point that's not been raised yet, what are you screwing on the wall?

    If it's some huge TV or floating shelves, don't even think about it. These walls are weak. I have seen the effects of just a single cupboard being mounted on a paramount wall, the top plate had come adrift from the ceiling and you could rock the whole wall back and forth!! Only the door frame stud further along seemed still attached and supporting all of it!!
     
  2. Longshanks

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    Ah, thought you’d spit that Wilson Ate, TV, but v skinny 32”. Fallback is to use Gripit fixings, but ideally screw into wood of stud. Bog standard stud partition, 16 or 24” apart and away you go. This is why repeating question about position of studs, distance between them etc.

    Ta
     
  3. HERTS P&D

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    Gripit fixings for a 32" tv.................:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

    Andy
     
  4. Longshanks

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    The brackets come with plasterboard fixings.

    Appen that’s why been asking for help finding studs in egg box. Number/distance etc.
     
  5. HERTS P&D

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    Good luck!

    Andy
     
  6. Longshanks

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    That also seems to apply to getting clarity on positioning of wall studs in egg box scenario.
     
  7. KenGMac

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    Longshanks, good evening again.

    If you think of the studs as generally being long strips of timber, not generally small cuts, OK that did happen?

    The partition will have the studs as previously posted along, the ceiling, the floor and one vertical at the junction of the individual panels, and that is it the entire thing can and is considered rather "flimsy"

    We used to nail the floor stud / runner down on to the T&G flooring in one complete unbroken length. the ceiling stud, again a single lenght of timber was nailed to either the first floor joists, or the underside of the ceiling tie through the pasteboard.

    If you consider it, the stud is preferably one length of timber, yes it can be cuts of timber, BUT? if i was making money at this game, I would not be wasting my time on small lengths of timber, I would be slamming the studs down in one long length, faster and less work, and less nailing.

    As for the outside walls, yes studs on them as well, all fixed as above, big trick was where two partitions at 90 degrees met each other, that is another story, you had to erect one wall, but where you knew there was another Paramount to join this wall at 90 degrees, you would cut the panel in the first to be erected wall so that there was a vertical stud fixed where the nest wall, the one at 90 degrees would need to be fitted to.

    As for distances? as previous as a rule of thumb three feet. horizontally and at floor and ceiling only!

    One off the wall [no pun] have a look at the Skirting s? why because if nailed, the only place the joiner can get a fix is at a vertical stud? just a consideration, you may be able to locate a nail in the skirting??

    Ken.
     
  8. Longshanks

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    Hi Ken

    Thanks again for detailed and helpful reply.
     
  9. opps

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    I have used them for a 40" TV on a metal stud platerboard wall.

    Not cheap but they worked fine.

    If I had an anchor setting gun and anchors with me, I would have used those instead.
     
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    Recently did some work at my stepson's new(ish) build.

    The return to the side of the bathroom door (approx) 800mm is 9.5mm plasterboard glued to 25mm plasterboard, which in turn, is glued to another 9.5mm sheet. The top and bottom plates are 1x1" timber.

    Mind you the ceiling joists in the attic are only 2x3".
     
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    Thanks. Going to get the heavy duty Gripits and use them. Given up on ever finding out which species of egg box wall we have. (With or without studs, distances etc)
     
  12. Longshanks

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    Hi

    Special update for our Andy from Hemel Hempstead

    Ordered Gripit heavy duty anchor fittings to go with this bracket.(Based on video on Gripit website)

    http://www.argos.co.uk/product/8629380

    I now find fixing bolt for Gripit marginally too big for bracket hole. (Bracket screw obviously too small for anchor) I can order smaller, brown Gripits, but wondered if possible to file down bracket a tad, to take original fitting?

    Cheers

    L
     
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    Why not enlarge the hole in the bracket?

    Andy
     
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    Cheers. That’s what I meant. Just hoping this wouldn’t be one of those taboo things.
     
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    51E82B15-89E4-47EA-9A94-1A7263D026DE.jpeg B49504D2-48D7-4599-9FF2-1487D0854DD9.jpeg Hi

    Working flat out, so only now able to put the bracket on wall. Bought a 25mm flat drill bit, and did a dummy run on some old plasterboard I had in shed. Seemed to work fine, but just noticed drill bit broken. I think the drill bit was advertised as wood, so should have been ok for plasterboard. Is this common? Can I still use the drill bit for the job?

    Ta
     
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