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Old 05-23-2007, 06:53 PM   #16
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what's a good stud finder?


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Old 12-07-2007, 04:01 PM   #17
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what's a good stud finder?


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Im reading these various discussions on stud finders, and amazed at the range of positive and negative responses I see pro and con for them. I am an electronics guy, that works on my own house and various projects. I am considering buying a Zircon myself, and read the "how it works" description on the Zircon website. From an electronics point of view, let me suggest that, perhaps, if a wall is covered with a wallpaper with some metallic covering over it, like some of those shiny mylars and things, that perhaps this metallic might be confusing the capacitance signals in the stud sensors. They work, similarly to radar, they send out a signal, and measure how long it takes (in milliseconds) to come back to the sensor. So if anything interferes with the signal, you will get false readings. I would also imagine that moving the device too quickly across the wall will result in false alerts. This might explain at least some of the users' frustrations out there....hope this helps...joe

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