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I have a house built in the 1930s with lath and plaster walls. I was planning to install a hook, so I needed to find a stud. My normal stud finder didn't work (as expected), so I used some rare earth magnets. However, I found that there is about 3-4 inches of something metal all along the top of the wall. This seems to extend to every wall on the floor. I am fairly new to this era house - what could be along the top of all the walls that would be made of metal?

top of wall

  • Likely a metal corner. – Dan D. Jan 1 '18 at 3:35
  • Would a metal corner run along all walls? What is the purpose of a metal corner? – Erick T Jan 1 '18 at 3:42
  • does it extend to the ceiling? – jsotola Jan 1 '18 at 6:50
  • google metal lath plaster picture – jsotola Jan 1 '18 at 6:52
  • It goes from the ceiling down a few inches. If it was metal lath plaster mesh, I would think it would extend all the way down, no? – Erick T Jan 1 '18 at 9:12
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It is likely to be "drywall bead " used to make joins between plasterboard at internal an external corners. It makes it easier for builders or renovators to produce a clean sharp corner.

  • Looking at the dimensions of where the metal is (via magnet), this looks about right. Thanks! – Erick T Jan 2 '18 at 0:01

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