Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 02-29-2008, 11:15 AM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 5
Rewards Points: 10
Default

How to Find Metal Telepost in Finished Wall


To fix a problem with some walls on the main floor, I am trying to locate the metal teleposts in the basement. The problem is that the walls are all finished.
I have the blueprints which should show me exactly where they are and I have been able to locate 2 of the 3 I am looking for. I have cut 3 holes in looking for it and can't find it.
Does anyone have a foolproof method of locating them without cutting any more holes? I have tried 2 different stud finders and one gives a slight reading when I tested it over one of the other telepost locations, but nothing on the wall where the telepost is supposed to be.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.

bhumeny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2008, 11:22 AM   #2
Lic. Builder/GC/Remodeler
 
AtlanticWBConst.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: New England
Posts: 7,556
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

How to Find Metal Telepost in Finished Wall


Try measuring the distance of the two you have found, to calculate the distance of the third.
(Spacing between eachother, or spacing from foundation frost wall, etc...)

AtlanticWBConst. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2008, 11:38 AM   #3
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 5
Rewards Points: 10
Default

How to Find Metal Telepost in Finished Wall


Good idea, but it won't work in this case.
The 2 I found are side by side due to a dropped ceiling.
There are no more on this portion of this wall. It is staggered from the other bearing wall.
bhumeny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2008, 12:20 PM   #4
Custom Cabinet Maker
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Netcong NJ
Posts: 1,097
Rewards Points: 500
Default

How to Find Metal Telepost in Finished Wall


try a BIG magnet, Also the old school knuckle knock, you can find "solids" and then magnet it it sticks you got it.
skymaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2008, 12:24 PM   #5
Jack of Some Trades
 
Wood Butcher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Deep in the Swamps of Jersey
Posts: 44
Rewards Points: 25
Default

How to Find Metal Telepost in Finished Wall


usually the foolproof plan is to check the blueprints!

i don't suppose you are lucky enough to have drop ceiling that would allow you to poke your head into and look from above
Wood Butcher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2008, 12:26 PM   #6
Jack of Some Trades
 
Wood Butcher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Deep in the Swamps of Jersey
Posts: 44
Rewards Points: 25
Default

How to Find Metal Telepost in Finished Wall


here's a thought. could you be having the problem on the main floor due to the fact that there is no 3rd post?
Wood Butcher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2008, 12:59 PM   #7
Newbie
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 5
Rewards Points: 10
Default

How to Find Metal Telepost in Finished Wall


Got an idea form elsewhere.....
Drill a small hole and use a metal wire or coathanger to fish with.
If there is a post, you should be able to "hear" it.
Thanks for your ideas/comments.

bhumeny is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wire size for 300watt trans, 3 way 100ft Al the Diy guy Electrical 16 03-22-2008 08:46 PM
Raising Doorway Height (load bearing?) treefrog Building & Construction 6 02-25-2008 09:11 PM
Marrying a sloping stone wall to a cinder block wall. mrdol Landscaping & Lawn Care 1 11-09-2007 04:08 PM
Atlantic-need your opinion on markd's comments about my vapor barrier? yummy mummy Building & Construction 11 03-07-2007 09:47 AM
Load Bearing Wall? Traybae Remodeling 3 11-05-2006 01:39 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.