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Old 06-22-2011, 06:36 PM   #1
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How to find studs

in a 2010 sunseeker 3100ss i want to add/mount another fire extinguisher in the rear bedroom area. what's the best way to locate the studs to screw the bracket into? thanx

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Old 06-22-2011, 06:42 PM   #2
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push on the wall...if it moves...move across...or buy a stud finder at lowes, home depot

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Old 06-22-2011, 07:39 PM   #3
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Ya, I'd get a stud finder. They can tell you where center of stud is.

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Old 06-22-2011, 08:39 PM   #4
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here's what I did..

I used a FLIR thermal camera to locate my studs. Yeh I know its $10k but it works!

Normally, I use the knock with a knuckle and listen for a solid surface method.

Oh, the faint white lines are the studs. the bright white corner is the water leak I was looking for.
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Old 06-22-2011, 10:14 PM   #5
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Look for the row of staples holding the paneling on, or whatever the interior wall is. They will be driven in to the studs.
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Old 06-22-2011, 10:37 PM   #6
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I just replaced the anemic factory "extinguisher" with a 5 & 7 pounder by each door.
I appears there is about a 2" wide frame around the doors, suitable for attaching to (as was why the original extinguisher was mounted there).
I placed both extingusihers on the floor due to weight, and used the bracket just to hold in place.

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