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comment Where do I find a good light fire extinguisher?
I think i'll probably go with this [one][1] from home depot. i think one of those near the kitchen will suffice since this is a small house, single story. Thanks for the detailed explanation. Btw, where would i go to get it refilled? and how does refilling it cost?[1]: homedepot.com/…
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comment What's a good general purpose light-use drill?
cool - i didn't even know what those were called. I might have considered this but i already picked up the drill, which seems to work pretty well and since the trigger controls how fast it spins and it has a torque adjustment as well, it seems to work pretty well as far as how much control you have. The only problem for this particular project i see with the brace is that some of the screws go in right next to a metal tube, so turning the brace would i think have been a problem - my hand would have kept hitting the tube. It's close enough that even using a screw driver is hard.
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comment Am I have trouble finding studs because my walls are lath and plaster?
heh - i sorta had that idea although i wasn't sure if they'd be able to pick up on the nails/screws in the studs or not. I actually tried installing a metal detector app on my android phone to do this. It sorta worked but it was very flakey. So i'm just going to wait until tomorrow and try that other zircon detector. Which i believe is also just basically a metal detector.
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comment Am I have trouble finding studs because my walls are lath and plaster?
I wasn't too keen on just measuring between since that assumes whoever put the wall up did so in an orderly way. After looking at the zircon site they have a different model of detector, which is supposed to work better with lath and plaster walls. i ordered it on amazon last night and should have it tomorrow. Hopefully that'll do it for me. Otherwise i suspect i'll be drilling exploratory holes near the baseboard to find out where the studs are. btw, i did try your method and it sorta works. I do have a rough idea where i think one stud is.but i'd rather be precise if i can.
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comment Am I have trouble finding studs because my walls are lath and plaster?
i'md 90% certain this is a lath an plaster wall. and from the zircon site it says this model might not work well on that wall and suggest the m40 model. I was just about to take a best guess estimate from using the e30 and drill a small hole to see if i hit a stud. thanks for the suggestion about the wall outlet, i'll try using that as a guide as well
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