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Old 01-19-2015, 10:05 AM   #1
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Aluminum Stud Finder

I know this is kind of an off the wall question - but i'm wondering if a typical stud finder will locate the aluminum studs in the walls of our Jayco 18 S RB? I'd like to find a light weight medicine cabinet for our bathroom and attach it to the wall studs. While I'm asking can anyone suggest where I might purchase a light weight medicine cabinet for this purpose?

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Old 01-19-2015, 10:43 AM   #2
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I know this is kind of an off the wall question - but i'm wondering if a typical stud finder will locate the aluminum studs in the walls of our Jayco 18 S RB? I'd like to find a light weight medicine cabinet for our bathroom and attach it to the wall studs. While I'm asking can anyone suggest where I might purchase a light weight medicine cabinet for this purpose?

Thanks, KR
No, that is an ON the wall question

Not sure what a "typical" stud finder is.
Some work on density - it seems like they would find aluminum more dense than Styrofoam or fiberglass insulation.
http://www.amazon.com/Zircon-61897-5...ds=stud+finder

Some work on detecting metal, both metallic (steel, iron) and non-metallic (aluminum).
So they should also detect aluminum studs in the wall.
http://www.amazon.com/Zircon-Metalli...on+stud+finder
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Old 01-19-2015, 02:51 PM   #3
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I have used a stud finder to locate aluminum studs before. I would make sure yours works by testing it on a location that you can see the stud before drilling.
I did that and can attest that I still puckered!
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