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Finding studs behind lath-and-plaster walls can be difficult because the plaster is so dense. See Am I have trouble finding studs because my walls are lath and plaster? for some suggestions. However, since you know exactly where the strip of wood has to go, you should be able to drill some small pilot holes behind its eventual location, then fish some wire ...


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Best case is you've probably hit a concrete structural wall. In that case use a hammer drill and cement screws or anchors if you really need more support than you get from the 1.5" in front of it. Worst case is you're hitting a conduit or water pipe, in which case thank goodness you haven't managed to puncture it. I'd look for a work box or some access ...


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You can find the studs, I know you can! Here is a link to many helpful tips: http://www.bobvila.com/articles/how-to-find-a-wall-stud/ but the short version is, measure from the corner of the room (there will be a stud within 1" of each corner of the room and look for the stud on a 16" spacing (unless your home/condo/apt is really old). Drill a few pilot ...


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Yes, assuming that you use toggles or snap toggles, and assuming your drywall is in good condition. But since standard drywall is on 16" centers, you probably haven't hunted for a stud hard enough yet. http://www.naturalhandyman.com/iip/inffastener/infanchor/infanchor.html http://www.todayshomeowner.com/testing-wall-anchors-and-picture-hangers/ You can ...



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